Adoption Support Manager

IFRS Foundation
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

Reports to: Manager Translation, Adoption & Copyright

Position summary: To support the progress of adoption of both IFRS Accounting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards by working with entities and jurisdictions before, during and post-adoption.

Principle Accountabilities

Support entities that are adopting IFRS Accounting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards as law:

  • Work with entities and jurisdictions who are in the process of adopting IFRS Standards, providing information on IFRS adoption policies and support on translation procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate contracts are in place, following up on deliverables and other contractual obligations.
  • Negotiate with external parties, explaining adoption and translation policies in clear precise terms.
  • Be the central liaison and coordinator between senior management, Trustees, external affairs team and National Standard-setters to obtain their support to work jointly to progress negotiations towards adoption of the Standards.
  • Work closely with legal team to put contracts in place.
  • Support external parties prior, during and after adoption as a designated relationship manager (maintaining communication and cooperation, answering queries, liaison with technical staff).

Manage the translation process to deliver high-quality translations to time and to budget:

  • Support partners that are licensed to produce translations in accordance with IFRS Foundation policy and procedures.
  • Communicate with translators and other process participants to ensure sufficient capacity for planned translations and to ensure that resources are well-managed
  • Negotiate quotes and deadlines with translators for production of an annual in-house language product, plan and track the project in accordance with the budget.
  • Liaise with Editorial and Technical staff in case of questions regarding the English text.
  • Prepare source files and allocate translation and review tasks.
  • Manage the review process with volunteer review committees.

Other duties:

  • Produce regular and timely status reports for internal and external use.
  • Troubleshoot client and supplier issues, providing accurate information to internal and external clients in an appropriate format.
  • Liaise with colleagues and provide input for planning, resourcing and cost estimating of in-house translation projects.
  • Manage a small portfolio of commercial licences and permissions.
  • Manage and leverage relationships with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with IFRS technical board members and staff to seek support for the adoption work.
  • Contribute to policy work.
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to English and translations file management (such as file preparation and distribution), proofreading, maintaining of terminology, reporting of adoption status, preparation of newsletters etc.


  • Work experience in project management, stakeholder management, international relations is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with copyright licensing contracts.
  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Fluency in additional languages would be highly desirable (French, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese are of particular relevance).
  • Experience of working with high profile stakeholders in a diplomatic and efficient manner.
  • Work experience on a global level would be highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Computer-Assisted Translation tools such as Trados would be desirable
  • Medium proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills and in particular the ability to write clear and accurate reports in English.
  • Strong negotiation skills, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Fastidious attention to detail.
  • Highly organised and focused, able to multi-task and manage workload to ensure that priorities are met.
  • A motivated, confident and customer-focussed team-player who enjoys working with people.
  • Ability to form positive working relationships and to work effectively and sensitively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work and make decisions autonomously, whilst recognising the importance of process & compliance.

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