Volunteer Opportunity – Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group

The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) is seeking a member from the Indigenous government finance community for its Public Sector Accounting (PSA) Discussion Group. PSAB established the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group as a regular public forum at which issues relating to public sector financial reporting can be discussed.


The purpose of the PSA Discussion Group is to assist PSAB by discussing issues:

  • arising on the application of the CPA Canada Public Sector Accounting (PSA) Handbook;
  • emerging as important for the public sector; or
  • ·on which PSAB requests advice, such as proposed standards out for comment.

However, the Group does not issue pronouncements, other communications, nor does it offer interpretations of the standards. The Group gathers information in order to advise PSAB on priorities and possible agenda items for its consideration. A report on each public meeting is published after the meeting.


PSAB is looking for an experienced individual from the Indigenous government finance community who:

  • has an understanding of public sector accounting concepts and current financial reporting issues, as well as a willingness to explore them further;
  • can discuss a broad range of financial reporting issues encountered by Indigenous governments and their organizations; and
  • will respond effectively to issues brought to the attention of the Group by being attentive to concerns, and feeling comfortable offering insightful comments consistent with the intent and objectives of the standards under discussion.

Members are also required to have:

  • a strong public interest perspective;
  • sufficient time and scheduling flexibility;
  • the ability to work collaboratively to reach a consensus on issues under discussion;
  • a commitment to PSAB’s objectives; and
  • the ability to consider the practical aspects of issues being considered.

Members serve as individuals, not as representatives of their government or organization. Group composition balances different backgrounds and geographic representation.


  • Time: This demanding but rewarding volunteer role involves a time commitment of approximately 40 hours per year, including preparation and meeting time.
  • Location: The PSA Discussion Group normally meets in person in Toronto.
  • Frequency: The PSA Discussion Group meets normally two times per year and its meetings are livestreamed.
  • Terms: Volunteers are generally appointed for three-year terms.
  • Language: Our working language is English.
  • Compensation: These are volunteer positions. Travel and other relevant costs are reimbursed in accordance with CPA Canada’s travel policies.

For more information, contact the Group’s Secretary:

Martha Jones Denning CPA, CA
Principal, Public Sector Accounting Board
Phone: +1 (416) 204-3288

Apply today!

Submit your resume by September 16, 2019.