Public School Board Looking for a Volunteer to Serve on the Audit Committee

By Staff

February 23rd, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Burlington is blessed with thousands of seniors who are well educated, in good health and able to serve their community using the experience they gained while part of the full time work force.

The Halton District School Board wants to tap into one of those people to serve on the Board’s Audit Committee

School Board offices are on Guelph Line

They are looking for a community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its Audit Committee for a three-year term beginning April 1, 2023 and ending March 2026. The Board is seeking a community member who embraces an equitable, multicultural and inclusive environment and is willing to dedicate their time to make a lasting contribution to the Board.

The Audit Committee is comprised of three trustees and two independent members drawn from the community at large. The Committee meets at least three times a year, plus ad hoc meetings as required. Meetings take place at the J.W. Singleton Education Centre beginning at 2 p.m., and selected meetings may also take place in a virtual format.

The primary role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its duties related to governance and oversight. The duties of the Audit Committee fall under the following key areas: the financial reporting process, internal control framework, risk management practices, performance and function of the board’s internal and external auditors and the Board’s compliance with its obligations under legislation.

The candidate’s eligibility criteria includes:
• Applicants must have sufficient accounting, senior financial management or other relevant business experience to understand public sector accounting and auditing standards.
• The applicant must not be a current employee or Officer of the Board or of any other district school board or school authority.
• The applicant must not have a parent, child or spouse currently employed by the Board.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 to:

Roxana Negoi
Superintendent of Business Services & Treasurer
Halton District School Board
PO Box 5005 STN LCD 1
Burlington, ON, Canada
L7R 3Z2
Email: jabate@hdsb.ca
Candidates who are short-listed will be requested to attend an interview conducted by the Audit Committee’s selection committee.

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