Financial experts sought to improve council scrutiny
Liverpool City Council is looking for two financial experts to strengthen the scrutiny of its auditing and governance procedures.
As part of the response to the recent Best Value Inspection, the local authority is looking for independent people with practical experience in professional services such as financial management, or accountancy, to sit on the Audit Committee as co-opted independent technical advisers.
The Committee provides an independent and high-level focus on the council’s audit, assurance and reporting arrangements.
It reviews the council’s governance, risk management and control frameworks, and oversees the financial reporting and annual governance processes. The Committee also develops, maintains and monitors the codes of conduct for councillors and co-opted members.
Candidates should ideally have practical experience in areas such as financial management, accountancy, governance, or other professional services. Previous experience of working with Audit Committees is helpful, but is not essential.
The Committee meets approximately six times in a financial year and candidates will be expected to serve for three years.
The successful applicants will receive expenses, but not an allowance, or remuneration.