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Audit Committee Member

28/05/2021

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Vacancy for Audit Committee Member

Hopwood Hall College is seeking to appoint a Co-opted member to its Audit Committee.

The Audit committee has a number of responsibilities, but its main purpose is to advise the board on the effectiveness of the college’s audit arrangements and systems of internal control.

The committee has a key role to play in the overall governance of the College’s activities, and must ensure that the information being reported to the Board is accurate and reliable, thus fulfilling a robust and challenging scrutiny role.

The Audit committee:

  • offers a level of assurance to the Board that the college is effectively and efficiently using its resources, is solvent, and is adequately safeguarding its assets
  • provides the Board and the Principal & CEO with additional assurances through a process of objective review of independent sources of information
  • promotes the need for sound internal control and ensures the adequate implementation of any audit recommendations
  • provides a route for a ‘whistle-blower’ or an auditor to raise any significant issues directly to members of the board
  • allows a forum to deal with any fraud or irregularities that arise

    We are looking for someone with a background in audit or finance but a suitable mix of skills, knowledge and expertise could include the following:

  • A good understanding of the role of auditors
  • A good working knowledge of some aspects of law
  • Procurement experience;
  • Risk management experience
  • A key attribute for members of the Audit committee is the willingness to challenge and seek clarification.

    The role is voluntary, but the experience with Hopwood Hall College brings its own professional rewards for Committee members. Working with us is a positive step for longer term career development and immediately adds a new dimension to your CV.

    There are 4 Committee meetings a year which usually last for 2 hours.

    Hopwood Hall College actively promotes the value of diversity and welcomes and encourages applicants from people of all backgrounds.

    For further information and to express an interest, please contact:

    Fatema Hussein, Clerk to the Corporation, Hopwood Hall College

    Email: Fatema.Hussein@hopwood.ac.uk Tel - 07761391542