Accounts Commission Members


William Moyes, Chair of the Accounts Commission


I’m delighted you’re interested in the exciting role of member of the Accounts Commission.

Together, members of the Commission bring their shared passion, their skills and experience and, above all, their commitment to improve the local services all of us depend on.

To ensure we have an even greater depth and breadth of knowledge and experience we’re recruiting new and additional Commission members, bringing us to the full complement of 12.

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 2022.

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 up to four members. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

Read more in our candidate pack

Meet the Commission events

The Commission has organised two online events, 'The Commission Uncovered', open to prospective applicants to learn more about our work, how we fulfil our responsibilities, and the expectations of members. These are as follows:

  • Thursday 30 June, 2pm
  • Tuesday 5 July, 6.30pm

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, then please contact Paul Reilly, Secretary to the Accounts Commission, on 0131 625 1809 or by email to

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 Friday, 22 July 2022 (by 17:00).

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