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Recruitment for Niagara Compliance Audit Committee

Niagara's local area municipalities, school boards and Niagara Region have formed a joint compliance audit committee. We are recruiting experienced professionals to form a roster of eligible members for appointment to the 2022 - 2026 Niagara Compliance Audit Committee.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 requires municipalities and school boards to establish a compliance audit committee to consider applications requesting a compliance audit of candidate or registered third party advertiser campaign finances.

The committee will also review any clerk's report where it appears a candidate or registered third party advertiser may have contravened the contribution limits. The committee may be required to appoint an auditor and determine if legal proceedings are required as a result of the auditor's report.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign finance rules
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills
  • Experience working on a committee, administrative tribunal, task force or similar setting
  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing, law, academics, election administration and / or public administration are preferred.

Ineligible applicants

Certain individuals are ineligible to be appointed to the compliance committee, including:

  • Any candidate or registered third party advertiser in the 2022 Municipal Election
  • Any individual who has provided, or is committed to providing, professional advice to a candidate or registered third party advertiser
  • Current council and / or board members
  • Municipal, Regional or school board employees
  • Volunteers / employees helping any candidate or registered third party advertiser

Remuneration

Committee members will receive a retention honorarium of $350 (includes training and mileage), and $250 (plus mileage) per meeting.

How to apply

Apply for the Niagara Compliance Audit Committee.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 31 at 4 p.m.

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