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Council has Audit and Risk Committee vacancy

Friday 14 September

East Gippsland Shire Council is seeking a new member for its independent Audit and Risk Committee.


Operating since 1995, the committee’s main role is to help council fulfil its governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, internal control, risk management, ethical accountability and audits. 


The Audit and Risk Committee is a formally appointed Committee of Council with seven members, four of which are external and completely independent of council.


Chief Executive Officer Gary Gaffney said the new independent member’s three-year term will begin on December 1.


“The appointment of independent members is consistent with the guidelines prepared by the Victorian Government, which state that ‘external members bring to the committee skills, knowledge and experience that may not otherwise be available within council and a facility for checks and balances’,” Mr Gaffney said.


“The committee meets at least five times a year, and to ensure it is well equipped to perform its role we are always keen to hear from interested community members with knowledge and skills that align with its charter.


“Ideally, applicants should have a strong financial background. Risk management and governance experience are also ideal but really, we’re happy to hear from anyone who believes they can bring skills to the table that will add value to the committee’s work,” he said.


Audit and Risk Committee members are paid a fee to attend meetings and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed. 


The nomination form is available on the vacancy page or by phoning council
on 5153 9500.


Nominations close Friday, September 21.



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