XBRL International Inc., the non-profit group trying to develop a computer-readable financial language that has been something of a lead balloon, is seeking a new executive director to lead the organization.
Given the widespread lack of voluntary support from financial market participants for XBRL, short for eXtensible Business Reporting Language, key attributes for this job have to include quixotic exuberance, dogged determination, and a very think skin.
The job ad is available from Financial Times recruitment.
This reminds me to mention Ed Hodder’s Catch the Drift blog posts about XBRL. He has some interesting things to say about the practicalities of XBRL for public filings.
I like this post about XBRL Lite.
It reminds me of my own, which Ed said was “snarky.”