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XII calls for applications for membership of the XBRL International Best Practices Board
March 17, 2008
The XBRL Nominations Committee seeks applicants to the newly approved XBRL International Best Practices Board (BPB). The BPB will consist of seven members appointed by the XBRL International Steering Committee. Ideally each member will bring practical experience in XBRL implementation and fill a specific competency-role to ensure appropriate and balanced perspective, and a blend of skills. The charter for this board can be found at http://www.xbrl.org/BPB/BPB-Charter-2008-03-03-Approved.htm
The targeted competency mix of BPB members currently sought is:
- Two Members: Program management – with practical experience in XBRL program management, and a focus on the design of feature sets based on functional requirements arising from the gathering, analysing and prioritizing of requirements from business to functionality. Competencies include the ability to drive key trade off decisions, to illustrate the best sequencing of features over time from a design perspective that they also meet requirements, and to evaluate the resource requirements for development and the delivery capacity of a distributed, matrix team.
- Two Members: Regulatory reporting management experts - with direct experience in XBRL regulatory reporting, and a focus on the design and/or operation of end-to-end business processes associated with regulatory reporting. Competencies and experiences in designing and managing systems from the business owner perspective and defining business architecture. Must have an understanding of the process of implementing new technology in government and large organizations, working closely with IT and business teams.
- One Member: Financial Analysis expert - with broad experience in using XBRL in financial analysis having a focus on the processes and methods used to collect and align data from disparate organizations, especially in international settings.
- Two Members: Software – with demonstrated experience in implementing XBRL enabled software solutions with a focus on XML and specifically XBRL technology. Competencies and experiences in designing and developing such software.
All members must demonstrate a record of working in international settings with clear competencies in teaming, judgment, negotiation, and strategic planning.
Applicants are asked to submit a CV including a cover letter stating how they align with the targeted competencies stated above, by 2 May 2008 to email@example.com .
UPDATE – May, 2008
The XII International Steering Committee approved a motion to extend the deadline for applications to the Best Practices Board to May 9th, 2008. While it is very pleased by the number and quality of the applications received by the deadline the interest expressed in the Best Practice Board leading up to the Eindhoven conference has encouraged a brief extension of the deadline.
XII announces the formation of the XBRL International Best Practices Board
March 13, 2008
The XBRL International Steering Committee (ISC) announces the formation of the XBRL International Best Practices Board (BPB). This new Board is charged to actively manage the production, dissemination and continual improvement of work products that describe methods and processes for successful development, implementation, integration, maintenance and usage of XBRL specifications. The BPB will report to the ISC and is authorized to form "practice working groups" as necessary for specific tasks. The BPB Charter will be found along with other governing documents on the xbrl.org website at http://www.xbrl.org/GoverningDocuments/.
The ISC formally passed a motion to approve the charter of the XBRL International Best Practices Board on 4 March 2008, during a regular conference call meeting. This change to the organization of XBRL International is being implemented immediately under arrangements as described below. Volunteer members of the ISC currently fill and operate as the “Interim Best Practices Board.” The ISC named as Interim BPB chair Walter Hamscher, current member of the XBRL International Board of Directors and former Chair of the XBRL International Steering Committee.
The XBRL Nominations Committee is actively developing the procedures and timeline for recruitment of the first elected members of this Board. A call for applicants will be announced shortly.
January 24, 2008
Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) is a business information provider for the microfinance industry. MIX tracks the performance of more than 900 microfinance institutions.These microfinance institutions provide financial services and small loans—often less than $100—to poor people and businesses in emerging nations. MIX has decided to standardise on XBRL for its offerings. For a video click here.
December 1, 2007
The XBRL International Progress Report for November 2007 is now available. Click the link above to read about the latest XBRL developments, including news and activities within XBRL International, news from XBRL jurisdictions, and member products and services.
The Global Ledger Working Group of XBRL International has published the third in a series of Working Group Notes - this one entitled "FAQs" (Frequently Asked Questions)
Presentations from past XBRL International conferences are available from http://archive.xbrl.org - this includes all conferences since November 2004.
The Global Ledger Working Group of XBRL International has published the second in a series of Working Group Notes - this one entitled "Annotated Instances"
June 8, 2007
The Research Information EXchange Mark-up Language (RIXML) Consortium has become a provisional XBRL jurisdiction.
The step was approved by the RIXML.org Consortium Steering Committee and the XBRL International Steering Committee (ISC). The XBRL Provisional Jurisdictional status was provided in recognition of the RIXML.org efforts and to streamline the business reporting supply chain and expand collaboration efforts with the XBRL community members.
June 7, 2007
The International Steering Committee (ISC) of XBRL International today confirmed the appointment of César Pérez-Chirinos of the Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain and Yossef Newman of Deloitte and Touche LLP, New York, USA to the seven member board responsible for leading the technical standard setting of the consortium.
15TH GLOBAL XBRL CONFERENCE SHOWCASES GROWTH IN INTERACTIVE DATA FOR BUSINESS REPORTING - News Release
June 6, 2007
Over 400 executives from more than 30 countries around the world met with government and regulatory authorities, stock exchange executives, leading financial services institutions, accounting and professional services firms as well as technology solution providers to further the global adoption of interactive data solutions like XBRL. The comprehensive Munich conference program spotlighted discussions about improving the business reporting process for companies of all sizes.