The Audit Risk Improvement Committee was established to provide Council with independent, objective assurance and consulting services, in order to add value and improve Council's operations. The committee is composed of two Councillors and three independent external members who have the ability to vote; along with a number of other Council officers who are non-voting members.
The Audit Committee meets quarterly with the flexibility to hold further meetings should the need arise.
The current Charter will undertake a review pending the outcome of the draft OLG Guidelines and proposed Local Government Regulations.
ARIC Membership Expressions of Interest
Wollondilly Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the public with appropriate legal or financial skills and experience in business, governance, accounting or management to serve as an independent voting member of Council’s ARIC. We are seeking to fill one position.
The ARIC provides Council with independent assurance and assistance in the areas of risk, control, improvement, governance and external accountability. Members chosen to serve on the Committee will exhibit an independence of mind in their deliberations and not act as a representative of a particular area of the community or Council, or with conflicts of interest. Meeting preparation and attendance at four scheduled meetings is required each year. A standard fee is paid for attendance.
How to Apply
Expressions of interest should be emailed to email@example.com addressed to the Chief Executive Officer quoting “ARIC – Independent Member”. You should respond to the following selection criteria and include a resume with details of relevant experience, professional qualifications, names and phone numbers of two referees who may be contacted.
- Prequalified under the NSW Government’s prequalification scheme
- Independence and objectivity
- Demonstrated management or professional experience
- Understanding of the role of audit, both internal and external
- Understanding of enterprise risk management
- Familiarity with corporate governance
- Ability to bring enhanced practice knowledge, value adds to Council through the application of analytical and strategic management skills
- Experience in dealing with government organisations and departments
- Knowledge of local government
- Financial literacy – ability to read or understand basic financial statements
In addition to the selection criteria the interested person must meet particular independence requirements. A list of these requirements is located on this webpage along with the current Committee Charter.
Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee voting members must be independent to ensure they have no real or perceived bias or conflicts of interest that may interfere with their ability to act independently and can provide the council with robust, objective and unbiased advice about how the Council is functioning.
Download the Independence Requirements Fact Sheet.
For further information regarding the EOI please phone councils Senior Corporate Governance & Risk Officer on 4677 9507.
You may also read more about the risk management and internal audit framework on the Office of Local Government website.
Expressions of interest should be received by 4.00pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
Audit Committee Charter
View the Audit Committee Charter.