Lords to advertise for new audit member
For the first time, the House of Lords will advertise for a external accountant to be appointed to its audit committee.
The committee is currently made up of four members who are peers and a fifth member from outside the house – a retired civil servant at present, The Times reported.
Now the committee want to appoint a sixth member, giving the committee two external members.
The committee meets four times a year and the position comes with a small attendance allowance.
Applicants must have an ‘awareness of public sector accountability arrangements and a high level of experience of auditing and governance issues within a complex organisation’.
Applications close at the end of next week.