Elizabeth Figgie is a senior technical advisor at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).  Elizabeth joined the IASB staff in 2007 and has led a variety of projects related to the accounting for financial instruments, including the project to improve the classification and measurement requirements and the project to distinguish between financial liabilities and equity instruments.  Before joining the IASB staff, Elizabeth worked in the accounting policy group at a large investment bank and also was a staff member at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where she worked on the revenue recognition project.  Elizabeth started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston and Seattle, and is a Certified Public Accountant.