Public consultation on EFRAG enhancement

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23 Jul 2008

The Supervisory Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has invited public comment on a proposal for the enhancement of EFRAG.

The proposal is in response to calls for strengthening the European contribution to the work of IASB. EFRAG is seeking input on:
  • enhancing the EU's pro-active input to the IASB by building on EFRAG's structures and experience;
  • further involvement of National Standard Setters and coordination of European resources and the creation of a Planning and Resource Committee
  • enhanced governance, transparency of EFRAG and accountability to European organisations and institutions;
  • balanced involvement of European stakeholders in EFRAG;
  • a significant increase in EFRAG's human and financial resources.

The proposal envisions a new EFRAG structure as shown in the diagram below. Public consultation on EFRAG enhancement

The structure would include:

  • A new General Assembly (GA) with a Governance and Nominating Committee. The GA would consist of representatives of major European organisations. It would meet annually to approve the budget and appoint Supervisory Board (SB) members. The Governance and Nominating Committee would make recommendations on appointments to the SB.
  • The Supervisory Board (17 members) would have responsibilities for oversight, financing, and some external liaisons (including IASCF, EC, and EP). It would also appoint members of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) and Planning and Resource Committee (PRC).
  • The PRC would coordinate EFRAG's pro-active work with the IASB agenda and EFRAG technical surveys.
  • There would be a new Consultative Group, similar to SAC, to advise TEG, PRC, and SB. It would meet annually.
  • Regarding TEG, no major changes are proposed to the existing structure (9 to 12 voting members plus 3 non-voting members from major EU standard-setters).
The proposal envisions a budget for EFRAG of €3 million in 2009. That would double to €6 million in 2010, with the European Commission contributing half. EFRAG would have a technical staff of 20. The proposal envisages that the new structure will be put in place during the first half of 2009. Click to download EFRAG Enhancement Proposal (PDF 352k). Comment deadline is 22 September 2008.

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