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RGU’s Professor Gammie reappointed to global accountancy standards board


Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School, has been reappointed to the prestigious International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

Elizabeth GammieThe Board sets accounting education standards for all the professional accounting bodies around the world and its 18 board members come from across the globe.

Through its activities the IAESB enhances education by developing and implementing International Education Standards which increase the competency of the global accountancy profession.

Professor Gammie, who was first appointed in 2015, will now serve a second three-year term. During her first term of office Professor Gammie led a task force to provide support materials to the global membership for the implementation of International Education Standard 1: Entry Requirements to Professional Accounting Education Programmes which was published in 2016. She is currently contributing to a task force which is examining professional scepticism.

Chris Austin, Chair of the IAESB, said that Professor Gammie had already made excellent contributions to the Board, in particular the white paper which she crafted following the work carried out by the task force.

“The finished paper was the first of its kind for the Board – a peer-reviewed academic standard paper written in plain English. This will help broaden the pathways into professional accounting education and thereby enhance the quality of the profession as a whole.

“Elizabeth has contributed substantially in the Board’s deliberations about how to ensure professional accountants acquire, enhance and demonstrate professional scepticism throughout their careers.

“We have much to do on this topic and the Board’s wider work programme. I am confident Elizabeth will continue to play an active part and I am delighted she has been reappointed for a second three-year term.”

The Board meets three times a year, primarily at the International Federation of Accountants HQ in New York, but also elsewhere around the world.

Professor Gammie currently holds a wide range positions in a variety of professional bodies and institutions.

“I am delighted to be reappointed to the Board for a second term of office,” said Professor Gammie.  “An international professional appointment such as this is aligned with our commitment at Aberdeen Business School to work closely with professional bodies to ensure that all our courses reflect current professional thinking.

“On a personal level it is hugely gratifying to contribute to the enhancement of the accounting provision through the setting of education standards and supporting less developed nations in their quest to meet these standards.”

 

Release by Kate Yuill
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