Monday, 15 January 2007

Council seeks independent members for Audit Committee

Redcar and Cleveland Council is seeking applications from the public for two new part-time and voluntary members to join its internal Audit Committee as part of a process to bring an independent perspective on how public money is spent and how it conducts business in accordance with the law.

Committee chairman Councillor Keith Pudney said: "Successful applicants will have an exciting and vital role in contributing and influencing the Committee's work.

"It is responsible for providing independent assurance to the Council of the adequacy and effectiveness of its internal control measures, which include risk management and performance measures."

The Committee also has the potential to advise all organisational arms of the Council, Members and Officers within its Terms of Reference.

Membership will involve five or six meetings a year plus additional time to consider issues and liaise with members and officers and entitles the person to travel and subsistence expenses.

Ideally you will preferably live or work in the Borough and possess an accounting background, while you cannot be related to an officer or Member or have been an employee or councillor in the Borough during the past five years.

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