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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SOUGHT
SHIRE OF MINGENEW AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBER

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Shire of Mingenew is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified independent member for its Audit Committee.

The Shire of Mingenew Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to Council regarding financial management, risk management, internal controls, legislative compliance, internal and external audit planning and reporting. Further details are available in the draft Audit Committee Terms of Reference, which are in the process of being finalised

In accordance with the terms of reference, membership shall be for a period of up to two years, but members are eligible for reappointment. Meetings may be held up to four times per year. In-person attendance at meetings is preferred.

The Local Government Act 1995 prevents the Shire from making payment to the successful applicant, however reimbursement of reasonable expenses associated with performance of the role will be provided.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
The Shire of Mingenew is a rural local government organisation located in the heart of Wildflower Country in the Mid West of Western Australia. Mingenew is situated approximately 100km south-east of Geraldton and home to the largest on-shore grain receival facility in the southern hemisphere, a growing tourism and space industry presence and a passionate and engaged community.

In introducing an independent member to its Audit Committee, Council is seeking to both improve its compliance and governance practices, as well as better utilising internal audit processes as a vehicle to identify potential improvements and operational efficiency gains for organisation.

More information about the Shire can be found at www.mingenew.wa.gov.au.

APPLY FOR THIS ROLE
We are seeking an individual who can not only assist with the monitoring of the Shire’s governance environment, but also help to identify and drive improvement initiatives which will deliver gains back to staff, Councillors and the wider community. Financial management/audit acumen and/or prior experience in local government will be strongly regarded.

Applicants are requested to provide a recent CV and cover letter detailing:
– Background, experience and qualifications relevant to the Audit Committee Terms of Reference
– Any previous involvement in Local Government, Community Organisations and Committees thereof
– Motivation for joining the Shire of Mingenew Audit Committee

Applications close 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

For more information or to submit your application please contact Jeremy Clapham, Finance Manager.

Phone : 08 9928 1102
Email : financemanager@mingenew.wa.gov.au

Nils Hay
Chief Executive Officer