Accounts Commission Members


Appointment of Chair and Members to the Accounts Commission for Scotland

Do you have a passion for public service and improving how councils and other public bodies address the challenges facing Scotland to benefit people’s lives and the communities in which they live?

The Accounts Commission is looking for a Chair and up to four members. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

About the Accounts Commission

The Accounts Commission is the independent public body which oversees the performance and spending within Scotland’s 32 councils, 30 health and social care joint integration boards and other joint boards. We play a significant role in Scottish public life, helping to ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. We are responsible for the audit of all local authorities in Scotland.

Read more about the Accounts Commission

Commission member Andrew Burns shares his experience as a board member.

Member Candidate Pack

Candidate pack. Accounts Commission board members June 2023.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Accounts Commission. As a member of the Accounts Commission, you will have a key role in helping the Commission to re-shape the audit of Scotland’s local government and help councils deliver and improve services for our citizens and the communities they live in.

Read more in our candidate pack

How to apply

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public body boards, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Please apply online via our website: Appointment Listings at Scottish Government (

Please refer to our candidate pack which details the skills, knowledge, experience and personal qualities we are seeking and indicates how and at which stage in the process each of the criteria will be tested.

Closing date for completed applications is Monday, 5 June 2023 (by 17:00).

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