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Independent Member for Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

13 May 2024
  • Are you interested in becoming an Independent Member for our Audit and Risk Assurance Committee?

    About the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

    The committee was established by the Wales Audit Office to support the Board and the Accounting Officer by reviewing the comprehensiveness and reliability of assurances on governance, risk management, the control environment and the integrity of financial statements and the annual report.

    The Committee comprises of two non-executive members of the Wales Audit Office, one of whom is the Committee’s Chair; one independent member; and an elected employee Board member.

    Independent Member for our Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

    The successful applicant will have among other skills, experience of Board level working in the public, private or third sectors, recent and relevant financial experience and an understanding of the role and relevance of public audit. We are looking for an individual with knowledge and experience that complements those of the existing Committee members. Experience of one or more of the following would be particularly welcome.

    • governance, assurance, and risk management.
    • internal audit.
    • external audit.
    • information technology, cyber security / Artificial Intelligence.

    In conjunction with other members of the Committee the successful applicant will:

    1. attend and play a full part in the conduct of Committee meetings.
    2. contribute to the Committee’s annual formal report to the Board on its activities; and
    3. attend any learning and development activities and participate in other activities as requested by the Board or the Accounting Officer.

    The remuneration is £5,000 per annum. Expenses incurred in the course of your duties on the Committee will be reimbursed in line with the Board’s travel and subsistence policy.

    More details

    You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description Independent Member for our Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

    If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion with the Committee Chair regarding the role and the process please email

    Closing date for applications is midnight on 24th May 2024.