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The Rainy River District School Board seeks a volunteer
community member to serve on its Audit Committee

The RRDSB is seeking a community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its Audit Committee for a 3-year term effective immediately.

The Audit Committee is comprised of 2 Trustees and 2 independent members drawn from the community at large. 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 fall under the following key areas: 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 Committee meets at least 3 times per year, plus ad hoc meetings as required.

Candidate Eligibility:

  • 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.

Submission of Applications

Suitably qualified candidates interested in serving on the Audit Committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume by 2:00 p.m. on October 26, 2017 to:

Laura Mills, Superintendent of Business
Rainy River District School Board
522 Second St E, Fort Frances, ON  P9A 1N4
email: laura.mills@mail.rrdsb.com

Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by the Audit Committee's Selection Committee.

 

In accordance with the Education Act, the Rainy River District School Board formed an Audit Committee in March 2011. The Audit Committee is comprised of two elected Trustees and two external volunteer members. The Role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities related to governance and oversight.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Audit Committee include:

  • review the financial management of the Board and its financial reporting processes;
  • review the overall effectiveness of the Board's internal controls;
  • review the performance and effectiveness of the Board's internal auditors;
  • review the independence and performance of the Board's external auditors;
  • review the effectiveness of the Board's system for monitoring compliance with legislative requirements and with the Board's policies and procedures; and
  • review and assess the Board's policies with respect to risk management.

The Committee meets at least three (3) times per year plus ad hoc meetings as required.

Please see Ontario Regulation 361/10 Audit Committees for more information.

Audit Committee Membership

  • Raymond Roy, Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee
  • David Kircher, Trustee
  • Daryl Ellis, External Volunteer Member
  • Kim Cross, External Volunteer Member

Resource to the Committee:

  • Kristie Sinclair, Regional Internal Audit Manager
  • Heather Campbell, Director of Education
  • Laura Mills, Superintendent of Business