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Wrexham Council is looking for a member of the public to sit as a lay member on its Audit Committee, which meets up to six times a year.

The Audit Committee reviews, scrutinises and issues reports and recommendations in relation to the council’s financial affairs, its risk management, internal control and corporate governance arrangements. It oversees the audit arrangements and reviews its financial statements and approves its financial statements. Sitting on the Audit Committee provides an opportunity to find out more about the way Wrexham Council’s finances operate and lay members offer a strong and independent voice on its financial affairs.

In order to be eligible an applicant should recognise and understand the value of the audit function, have no business connections with the council, take no part in local or national politics, have a knowledge of how local government functions and display independence of thinking and unbiased attitudes. A fee determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales will be paid for attendance at meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a lay member of the Audit Committee we are told the person to speak to is Trevor Coxon ( 01978 292202 or trevor.coxon@wrexham.gov.uk ) at the Guildhall. Closing date for applications is 18th May 2012.

There is more information on this role on the official council site: http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/council/committees_new/audit_advert.htm

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