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Ross Smith

Deputy Director, IPSASB

Ross Smith is the Deputy Director of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). Ross is the staff lead on the IPSASB’s governance activities, and the IPSASB Consultative Advisory Group. Ross oversees the IPSASB’s projects related to financial instruments accounting (Public Sector Specific Financial Instruments and the past project to develop IPSAS 41, Financial Instruments). Ross led the development of the IPSASB Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023 and is currently leading the research phase of the IPSASB Natural Resources project.     

Prior to joining the IPSASB, Ross worked for several years for big-4 accounting firm in Canada and Japan. Ross focused on complex audit and accounting assignments related to financial institutions, public utilities and large industrial companies. Ross is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.