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Independent Member Finance Audit and Risk Sub-Committee

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

Our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

We are seeking expressions of interest for an Independent member to join Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-Committee. This is an important position supporting an organisation that has experienced significant growth and development. Applicants could have a background in Accounting, Risk Maturity Frameworks, Financial Services or Treasury and experience working with Tangata Whenua. We are open to applicants early in their governance careers and looking to learn the local government sector.

The Purpose of the Sub-Committee is to;

  • Monitor and review the controls that safeguard the Council’s financial and non-financial assets
  • Review of Council’s revenue and expenditure policies and the effectiveness of those
    Monitor the performance of the Council’s investment portfolio
  • Ensure the effectiveness of Council’s Internal and External Audit processes by the provision of independent expertise
  • Monitor and ensure the adequacy of the Council’s risk assessment and risk management framework

The Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-committee shall have responsibility and authority to:

  • Consider the appropriateness of the Council’s existing accounting policies and principles and any proposed changes.
  • Satisfy itself that the financial statements and statements of service performance are supported by adequate management signoff and adequate internal controls and recommend adoption of the Annual Report by Council.
  • Confirm that processes are in place to ensure that financial information included in Council’s Annual Report is consistent with the signed financial statements.
  • Monitor the performance of the Council’s investment portfolio.

Please see the full terms of reference here.

Independent members will be paid meeting fees and associated expenses. All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand, and any possible conflicts of interest must be declared during the application process.

Applications close Sunday 20 June 2021


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