Corporate Governance Framework
The role of the Chief Executive
20. The Chief Executive, as Accounting Officer for the Commission, is accountable to Parliament and to the DCMS (opens in new tab) Accounting Officer for the resources under the Chief Executive’s control, consistent with the requirements of Managing Public Money5.
21. This role carries with it personal responsibility for the propriety and regularity of the Commission’s finances; for the keeping of proper accounts; for prudent and economical administration; and for the efficient and effective use of resources. The Commission’s Accounting Officer also has responsibility to see that the Commissioners are appropriately advised on these matters.
22. The Chief Executive or another employee who is authorised to act on behalf of the Commission will usually be responsible at strategic level for the relationship between the Commission and DCMS.
23. The Chief Executive must maintain current knowledge of all relevant requirements in relation to leadership of a public body, including the specific duties and responsibilities of an Accounting Officer.
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Last updated: 27 February 2023
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