The Council is looking for candidates for audit and governance positions
June 8, 2021
Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit two residents to sit on a committee that supports good governance and financial standards for the local authority.
Candidates should ideally have practical experience in areas such as financial management, accounting and governance. Successful candidates will sit on the Board’s Audit and Governance Committee as co-opted independent members.
The committee focuses independently and at a high level on the board’s audit, assurance and reporting arrangements that support good governance, risk management and financial standards.
The committee also develops, maintains and monitors codes of conduct for advisers and co-opted members.
Councilor Margaret Simon, Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee, said. “We want the co-opted members to bring additional knowledge and expertise to this important committee, thereby strengthening its political neutrality and independence. Previous experience working with audit committees may be useful but is not essential.
“Providing a constructive challenge, as part of the committee, supports the council’s ambition of open and transparent government.
“We seek to reflect and represent all residents of the Borough and welcome applications from all parts of the Cheshire East community.
“If the co-opted independent members are neither employees nor members of the board, the successful candidates will receive specific training to enable them to effectively assume their new function. If you think you could make a positive contribution to the work of the committee, please apply.
The committee will meet approximately six times in a fiscal year and candidates will be required to serve for four years. Independent members are entitled to reimbursement of their expenses but do not receive any compensation or remuneration.
Applications are invited until the deadline of Friday, June 18, 2021. For more information on the role and how to apply, visit the Board’s Audit and Governance webpage.