Local Municipalities Seeking Joint Compliance Audit Committee Applicants 2022 Municipal Election

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The Town of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Municipality of North Perth, Township of Perth East, Township of Perth South and Municipality of West Perth are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Election.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and in depth understanding of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Experience working on committees, task forces or similar settings;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-judicial proceedings;
  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings (daytime and/or evening); and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing or law are encouraged to apply.

Please note that those individuals who have run for office in Municipal Elections for any of the participating municipalities, or who have conducted audits or provided financial advice in respect of Municipal Elections for any of the participating municipalities or candidates will be disqualified.

The purpose of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee is to:

  • Consider compliance audit applications, decide whether they should be granted or rejected;
  • Appoint an auditor if the application is granted;
  • Receive the auditor’s report;
  • Consider the auditor’s report and decide if legal proceedings should be commenced; and
  • Advise Council if the auditor’s report indicates that there were no apparent contraventions and if there appears to be no reasonable grounds for the application.

The term of the Committee will commence in 2022 and continue through to 2026. Municipal Election Candidates have until Monday May 1, 2023, to file their Financial Statements. Any requests for a Compliance Audit will occur after that date.

While Compliance Audit requests for the 2022 Municipal Election must be submitted by Thursday June 29, 2023, a by-election could result in the need for the Joint Compliance Audit Committee to sit during the term of Council. The remuneration will be an established per diem rate (plus mileage).

Application Process:

The Application Form can be completed online at the Perth County website (www.perthcounty.ca) or a copy obtained by contacting the Municipal Clerk of the Town of St. Marys, County of Perth, City of Stratford, Municipality of North Perth, Township of Perth East, Township of Perth South or Municipality of West Perth.

The last date for submission of applications is 8:30 a.m. on September 19, 2022.


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Jenna McCartney  |  Clerk, Town of St. Marys

519-284-2340 ext. 212  |  jmccartney@town.stmarys.on.ca