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Newark Unified School District Seeks Audit Committee Member

Applications are being accepted for Audit Committee Public Members (non-voting member). The public member will be appointed by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on September 17, 2024.

Deadline to submit an application is September 3, 2024
Applicants will be invited to interview with the Audit Committee on September 11, 2024

 Please return completed applications with resume attached to: Board of Education

5715 Musick Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Attn: Business Services – Audit Committee

For more information please contact Jodi Croce at (510) 818-4115 or jcroce@newarkunified.org

audit committee meeting information

2024-25 Meeting Schedule

 September 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM
 November 13, 2024 at 6:00 PM
 December 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM
 March 12, 2025 at 6:00 PM
 June 11, 2025 at 6:00 PM
 
 

Meeting Location

  NUSD District Office 
  5715 Musick Avenue
  Newark, CA 94560

  Board Library unless otherwise posted


Audit Committee Meeting Packets


 

** Now accepting applications **

About

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity and 

  1. Make recommendations regarding the selection of the external independent auditor in accordance with   Education Code 41020 and 41020.5
  2. Review the plan for the audit process with the independent auditor to determine the adequacy of the nature, scope, and timetable of the audit
  3. Review the results of the audit and participate with the independent auditor and management in preparing final recommendations and responses
  4. Review Board policies and administrative regulations to recommend any revisions needed to ensure effective financial reporting
  5. Periodically report to the Board regarding the status of previous audit recommendations for improving the accounting and internal control systems

All audit committee proceedings shall be open to the public and noticed in the same manner as proceedings of the Board. Committee meetings shall be subject to the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act. (Education Code 15280Íž Government Code 54952)

Assistance will be provided to those requiring accommodations for disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Interested persons must request accommodations at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by contracting the Business Office at (510) 818-4115.

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of Audit Committee, please fill out the  Audit Committee Application  and submit it to Newark Unified School District: 5715 Musick Avenue, Newark, CA  94560 (Attention: Chief Business Official).
Audit Committee member appointments must be approved by the Board of Education. 

Members

Name AC Member Type Current Term Date of Board Approval
Aaron Weisz
Public Member
Voting
Feb 1, 2022 -
Jan 31, 2024
June 6, 2017
(non-voting)
Feb 1, 2022 (voting)
Vacant
Public Member
Non-Voting
 
 
 
Katherine Jones NUSD Board of Education Committee Chair
Term 1: Dec 15, 2022 - Dec 2023
Term 2: Dec 14, 2023 - Dec 2024
Dec 14, 2023
Nancy Thomas NUSD Board of Education Member Dec 14, 2023 - Dec 2024 Dec 14, 2023
Phuong Nguyen       
NUSD Board of Education
Alternate Member
Term 1: Dec 15, 2022 - Dec 2023
Term 2: Dec 14, 2023 - Dec 2024
Dec 15, 2022

Audit Committee Charter Matrix  (Board of Ed approved April 6, 2023)

Excerpt from the NUSD Audit Committee Charter:

Committee Membership

The Board may appoint an audit committee composed of staff knowledgeable about fiscal matters, other staff, and representatives of the community.

The NUSD audit committee shall consist of the following voting members:

  1. Two NUSD Board members. The Board President may not concurrently serve on the Audit Committee.
  2. One Public member

The Board may appoint an alternate Board member. The alternate’s responsibility is to temporarily substitute, with full voting powers, for any NUSD Board Member of the Audit Committee who is absent from a meeting.

All voting members of the committee must reside within the boundaries of the Newark Unified School District.

Appointment of Board members and an alternate Board member to the Audit Committee will be made at the Board’s annual organizational meeting in December or as vacancies occur. The terms shall be for one year beginning on the date of appointment at the Board’s annual organizational meeting and ending the following year at the Board’s next annual organizational meeting.

The Public member will be appointed at the first regular Board meeting in January of odd numbered years or when a vacancy occurs. Notification of the appointment process shall be posted at least 30 days prior to the appointment date. The public member term will be for two years. In order to coincide with the annual presentation of the external audit report to the Board, Public member terms shall begin on February 1 and end two years later on January 31 or whenever the Board appoints a new member, whichever is later. The maximum number of consecutive terms a public member may serve is two.

The Audit Committee will select a chair and vice chair from among its voting membership at its first meeting of the calendar year.

The members of the Audit Committee must collectively possess knowledge and experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and school district finances needed to understand and evaluate the district’s financial statements, the external audit of those statements, and the district’s internal audit activities.