BSC seeks audit committee member

BYRON Shire Council is seeking a new person to help keep an eye on the council's books and processes.

Council finance manager James Brinkley said expressions of interest were being sought from residents, as well as people living outside the Byron Shire, who were keen to partner with existing members of the council's internal audit committee.

The internal audit committee was created in 2008 and plays a crucial role in monitoring and reviewing Council's financial and operational activities.

Mr Brickley said the new committee member would help ensure the council's resources were managed in a sustainable way.

"Council is asked by the State Government to perform many functions with limited resources, so it is crucial what resources we have are managed appropriately on behalf of the community," he said.

"This is chance for an interested resident, or someone from outside the Shire, to partner with councillors and two other community members to ensure that happens."

Mr Brickley said the successful resident would have significant qualifications, experience and skills in either financial or legal matters, public sector corporate management, or risk management.

Committee membership currently runs for one year. Committee membership involves about 50 hours work per year.

The successful community appointee will be paid for their time by providing an hourly rate to Council for their services.

The successful candidate will join community members Michael Georghiou and Sally Tansley, as well as Councillors Tom Tabart, Ross Tucker, and Diane Woods, on the Committee. Byron Shire Council's external auditor is also involved in Committee meetings.

An information package and the Committee's Constitution is available at community access points around the Byron Shire, and on the council's website at

Expressions of interest close Friday 27 January 2012.

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