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Audit and Risk Committee External Member

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced persons to join the City’s Audit and Risk Committee as an external member.

The City of Perth Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Council regarding financial management, risk management, internal controls, legislative compliance, internal and external audit planning and reporting. 

Please see Terms of Reference of this committee for more information. The Audit and Risk Committee is currently comprised of the three City of Perth Commissioners and one external member position (currently vacant and to be filled via this expression of interest).

Scheduled committee meetings are held four times a year in February, May, August and November. At present these meetings are held on a Monday commencing at 4.30pm. 
The appointment of an external member will be made by Council for a two-year term. 

A payment will be made to the successful applicant as a reimbursement of expenses in connection with meeting preparation and attendance. In addition parking at Council House to attend Committee meetings will be provided.  

Expressions of interest will need to be in a form of a covering letter and resume including names and contact details of two referees. The covering letter should briefly demonstrate the following requisite qualifications, knowledge and experience:

A member (or recently retired member) of CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

  • Knowledge and experience
  • Financial management/reporting
  • Risk management systems and procedures
  • Internal business controls
  • Internal/external audits

Exposure to local government financial management and reporting is not essential but will be highly regarded.

Applicant’s expected level of reimbursement of expenses per meeting should also be detailed in the covering letter.

It should be noted that the successful applicant will not necessarily have the lowest reimbursement of expenses. Expected reimbursement of expenses as well as meeting the requisite qualifications, knowledge and experience will be taken into consideration in the overall assessment of the preferred applicant.

Please forward covering letter and resume in an envelope marked “Private and Confidential” to the following address:

City of Perth 
GPO Box C120

Attention: Mario Cheldi, Internal Auditor

or alternatively email covering letter and resume to

Closing time and date for submission of expressions of interest is 5pm Thursday 11 July, 2019.

Telephone enquiries can be made by contacting the abovementioned staff member on 9461 3441.



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