Committee details

Accounts and Audit Committee

Purpose of committee

The Accounts and Audit Committee is responsible for all matters relating to internal and external audit, risk management, Internal Control arrangements, Anti-fraud and Corruption arrangements, Corporate Governance and the approval of the Annual Statement of Accounts.


Meetings of this Committee will be filmed for live and / or subsequent broadcast on the Council’s website and / or YouTube channel





Are you objective and fair minded?  Keen to contribute to the work of a Council in promoting good governance?


We are looking to recruit an individual to become a member on a committee that supports good governance and financial standards at Trafford Council. This would be as a non-voting, co-opted independent member. 


The Accounts and Audit Committee provides independent assurance to the Council on the effectiveness of the Council’s governance, financial management, risk management and internal control arrangements. It aims to provide a key role in providing constructive challenge across the organisation. 


Applications are invited from interested persons who can communicate and question effectively, absorb key information and have knowledge in areas such as internal and external audit, financial management and organisational governance.


To be eligible applicants must not have been an employee or Elected Member of Trafford Council in the last five years, a relative or close friend of an employee or Elected Member of the Council, be actively engaged in any party political activity or have any significant business dealings with the Council.


The Committee meets approximately five times per year (starting at 6.30 pm) and you would be expected to attend these meetings.  An allowance of £1,170 per annum is made for the role.


It is expected that candidates will serve for four years and this will be confirmed by the Council when it approves the appointment.


Applications should be sent to  You should outline provide a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the person specification. 


Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an interview with the Chair of the Committee and Officers. 


The closing date is 9th November 2018.  











Any person wishing to photograph, film or audio-record a public meeting are requested to inform Democratic Services in order that necessary arrangements can be made for the meeting.


Please contact the Democratic Services Officer named below if you intend to do this or have any queries. 





Contact information

Support officer: Chris Gaffey, Democratic and Scrutiny Officer.

Postal address:
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Phone: 0161 912 2019