The International Relations Committee (“IRC”) is charged with addressing all external relationships with Overseas Professional Accounting Institutes (“OPAI”) with the intent of building relationships and adding value to members in common. In addition, the IRC will address matters concerning CIIPA’s membership of the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”).
The IRC is comprised of at least three members selected to represent and support international relations. The IRC is chaired by a member of Council and reports directly back to Council.
The IRC meets, typically once every quarter. The meetings have a set agenda and the work program is partly driven by the IFAC Part 3 Action Plan and its detailed internal reference document. Submission of scheduled reports to IFAC and other ad hoc requests also determines the meeting schedules.
The resolutions of the IRC require approval of Council and will be put forth and presented to Council by the Chair of the IRC. The Chair will then pass along any feedback from Council which will be minuted at the next meeting of the IRC.