Region Lead, International Integrated Reporting Council

Matthias is the IIRC Region Lead: Germany and a member of the IIRC technical team. He is working closely with relevant institutional partners in Germany to increase awareness and advocacy of <IR>, e.g. as a speaker or delegate on conferences, through publications on the advancement of corporate reporting or in discussions with the German <IR> Roundtable and other organisations interested in <IR>. He follows closely relevant developments such as the implementation of the EU’s non-financial reporting directive into German GAAP. Matthias contributed to the development of the International Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework and to the discussions around assurance on <IR> and represented the IIRC in conferences on how accounting and assurance can help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and on how assurance can contribute to credibility and trust in stakeholder relations. Matthias is on part-time secondment from the Institute of Certified Public Auditors in Germany (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer, IDW), where he is a technical manager for accounting and auditing. Matthias works especially on national and international developments in the fields of sustainability and Integrated Reporting as well as the consideration of non-financial aspects in corporate valuation. He is a technical advisor to FEE’s ESG Reporting Task Force and ESG Assurance Task Force and represents IDW in the A4S Accounting Bodies Network and in IFAC’s <IR> Accountancy Bodies Network.