The Audit Committee reviews Councils operations and finances to make sure risks are managed and controlled.
It is independent of Council and has five members. Three are independent experts in a range of areas, including finance, business, engineering and project management.
An independent member chairs the committee. Members of the committee are:
- Warren Pollock, B. Business (Accounting), CA (Chair)
- Rod Saville (Independent Member)
- Robert Jardine (Independent Member)
- Cr Les McPhee
- Cr Lea Johnson
The Audit Committee meets four times a year to consider:
- Financial accountability
- Controls over Council operations
- Risk Management
- Issues identified during an audit of financial statements.
The Audit Committee reports its findings to Council and makes recommendations of any changes needed.
As well as the Audit Committee, Council has an internal auditor, RSM Bird Cameron, chartered accountants from Melbourne.
With direction from the Audit Committee, the internal auditor carries out independent reviews of Council’s business systems.
The results are reported to the Audit Committee.