Non-Executive Board Member (Chair - Audit and Risk Committee) - HM Revenue and Customs
£20,000 (plus £5,000 for Chairing the Audit and Risk Committee) for a time commitment of approximately 30 days per annum
HMRC is UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. We do this by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in our administration. We help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system. In 2017-18 we brought in total tax revenues amounting to £605.8 billion, generated £30.3 billion of compliance yield and made £229 million in efficiency savings for the UK taxpayer. We also paid out £38.0 billion in benefits and credits, including £26.3 billion in Personal Tax Credit payments and £11.7 billion in Child Benefit.
As a non-ministerial department, the Board is critical to our success. The role of the Board is to advise and challenge the department’s management team, particularly focusing on the performance of the Department and its future strategic direction. This year, this has meant a strong focus on EU exit preparations and the delivery of HMRC’s ambitious transformation plans.
We are seeking an experienced candidate with a strong understanding of the UK tax system and its administration to join the Board. The successful candidate may also chair the Audit and Risk Committee. This role offers a unique opportunity to advise on, challenge, and scrutinise tax and benefits administration at the heart of Government.
The successful candidate will need:
- Extensive experience of operating at senior levels in a major tax focused organisation – a qualification in accountancy or significant financial management experience is also desirable.
- Experience of operating at Board level or equivalent in the public or private sector (or both), within complex organisations, and experience of chairing a committee at a senior level.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of HMRC and the issues faced by taxpayers, employers, agents and intermediaries engaging with the tax system.
- The post-holder will Chair the Audit and Risk Committee, and it would be valuable to offer familiarity with current approaches to risk management, internal control and corporate governance and experience of dealing with internal and external audit.
Closing date: 30th April 2019