The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) is an independent appraisal and consulting function established within Council to examine and evaluate its internal audit and enterprise risk management activities. The Committee provides a monitoring/advisory role to Council but does not have executive power or authority to implement actions.
The main purpose and function of the ARIC is to assist Council in discharging its enterprise risk management responsibilities by evaluating the design and implementation of Council’s risk management systems, ascertaining risk exposures and current trends, and monitoring the adequacy and effectiveness of risk reporting and risk management responses. Specifically the ARIC provides support to Council and the community by:
The ARIC consists of one Councillor and three external independent representatives. The Councillor Representatives are appointed by Council yearly in accordance with Council's Code of Meeting Practice. The ARIC Charter requires the Chairperson of the Committee to be selected from the external independent Committee representatives.
Current members of the Committee are:
The Committee meets no less than 4 times per year.
Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced members of the community to be appointed as a volunteer independent external member of Bega Valley Shire Council's Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee. The Committee meets four times a year in Bega. One external member of the Committee will have a strong financial management and/or audit background, with an understanding of accounting and auditing standards in a public sector environment. Other desirable skills include legal, governance, risk management, information and communications technology (ICT) and business management. The following criteria will be considered in relation to skills and experience when assessing applications:
An information pack outlining the required skills and experience of the external Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee members can be downloaded here:
All interested applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their suitability for the role and a current resume with a minimum of two referees to Council by close of business Friday, 01 November 2019.
For further information about the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee, and/or the role of the external committee members, please contact James Dangers, Risk & Internal Audit Coordinator, (02) 6499 2222.