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Independent member to join our Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

LG Jobs
New Plymouth New Plymouth Taranaki, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Full Time
We are seeking expressions of interest for an additional independent member to join our Finance, Audit and Risk Committee until October 2025. There are currently eight members on the Committee including an Independent Deputy Chairperson.

This role involves attending six-weekly Committee meetings at New Plymouth District Council, for a duration of approximately three hours each meeting. In addition, there will be preparation work required for each meeting.

Outside of scheduled Committee meetings, there may be a requirement to liaise with the Committee Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Mayor and/or the Chief Executive on matters relating to the Committee's work. This engagement can be undertaken remotely.

The responsibilities of being a Committee Member include:
  • ensuring that all governance duties are appropriately discharged, role modelling best practice and supporting colleagues to do the same
  • supporting the Committee and wider Council as appropriate by providing candid and constructive advice and feedback to the organisation, consistent with the role and as an Independent Member, sharing experience and expertise and mentoring others as required
  • developing collegial and professional relationships with other Committee members, members of staff, and others as required
  • acting in the best long-term interests of Council and the community it serves
  • maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct, adhering to all codes of conduct and other policies or responsibilities required of Council members, including declaring and managing conflicts of interest.

We are looking for someone with a Chartered Accountant and/or IOD membership with strong governance experience and knowledge of local government.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, please click apply now.

Expressions of interest close on Friday, 22 March 2024.

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