The Audit Committee at Norwich City Council are seeking an experienced advisor to attend regular meetings where you will sit alongside elected Councilors to review the Councils governance, risk management and control processes.
As an independent non-voting member of the Committee (advisor) you will provide an external perspective to assist the Committee to discharge its responsibilities in line with the terms of reference. The Audit Committee’s purpose is to monitor governance, risk management, the statement of accounts and internal control arrangements, to provide independent assurance that these are effective and efficient. This is achieved through the review of key items received by the Committee in relation to, but not limited to; internal and external audit, key finance items, governance reviews and strategic risk management reporting.
We are looking to appoint an independently minded person with a broad understanding of the financial, risk, control and corporate governance issues that the authority will face. Ideally, you should have experience of local government, but this is not essential. The committee will meet approximately 5 times per year, and there will be other calls on your time, such as training events and time become familiar with the Council’s governance arrangements. A committee attendance allowance and out of pocket expenses will be provided. The period of appointment will be for an initial three years.
Further information, including a person specification and the terms of reference for the Audit Committee, is available from the Council’s website, www.norwich.gov.uk, or the address below.
Letters of expressions of interest should set out what you could contribute to the role and an accompanying CV should be submitted by Wednesday, 15 June, with interviews w/c 20 June. These should be marked confidential and addressed to:
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