For career opportunities with the External Reporting Board see our current vacancies listed below.

Influence the future of financial reporting for Aotearoa New Zealand.


About us:

The External Reporting Board (XRB) is the Independent Crown Entity responsible for developing and issuing accounting, auditing and assurance and climate standards for New Zealand reporting entities. Our purpose is to ensure New Zealand prospers through effective decision making and resource allocation informed by high-quality, credible and integrated reporting.


The role:

  • Lead high priority and complex projects to develop accounting standards
  • Deliver high-profile constituent engagement initiatives

Working closely with the Director and Technical Director for Accounting Standards, this position will play a key role in delivering high quality reporting standards and support consistent application of standards across all reporting sectors.


Key accountabilities include:

  • Maintaining the high-quality and completeness of the XRB’s Accounting Standards
  • Monitoring and managing the delivery of standard-setting projects
  • Promoting financial reporting through engagement and thought leadership
  • Influencing the development of international accounting standards. 

Your experience:

  • Chartered Accountant or CPA with knowledge, experience and a passion for financial reporting practice in New Zealand, ideally across both the for-profit and public benefit entity sectors.
  • A focus on future financial reporting developments to ensure the accounting standards and frameworks remain relevant and continue to meet user needs.
  • Strong relationship management skills, including an ability to build trust across all sectors of the financial reporting community.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal including the ability to consistently present a confident, credible and positive image of the organisation to all stakeholders.
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to the highest standards of organisational performance.

Wellington or Auckland based role however, other locations will be considered.


To apply or for further information please email

Applications will close on Friday 27th January.