Volunteer Opportunity – Agriculture Advisory Group

Are you interested in helping the AcSB shape the future
of financial reporting for the agricultural sector?

If so, apply to the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) to volunteer for its new Agriculture Advisory Group.

This Group, in conjunction with the Private Enterprise Advisory Committee, will act in an advisory capacity to assist the AcSB in developing accounting standards for private enterprises in the agricultural sector.

Group members will be from a variety of backgrounds, including preparers, users and accounting practitioners involved with this sector’s financial statements and from various geographical locations.


We are looking for applicants who:

  • reflect a broad diversity of agricultural activities in Canada; and
  • have an in-depth knowledge of accounting practices for this sector.

Preference will be given to users that provide resources to agricultural enterprises, as well as preparers and practitioners of their financial statements, in order to maintain a balance of member backgrounds. 


Group members are expected to prepare for and participate in:

  • four or five meetings per year, including full-day working sessions; and
  • short interim teleconferences.

Appointments are generally for a three-year term.

Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. The working language of the Group is English.


To apply, send a current resumé to Marites Alvarez, at malvarez@cpacanada.ca, by January 16, 2017.


Kathryn Ingram, CPA, CA
Principal, Accounting Standards Board
Phone: +1 (416) 204-3475
Email: kingram@cpacanada.ca

Michelle Thomas, CPA, CGA
Principal, Accounting Standards Board
Phone: +1 (416) 204-2979
Email: mthomas@cpacanada.ca