To audit district systems, programs and finances and provide recommendations regarding internal controls and performance quality. Work involves examining, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure legal compliance with statutes and internal regulations; and conducting audits for program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Assist in the development and execution of annual audit plan.
- Assist in performing risk analysis in identified audit areas.
- Performs all duties in an ethical manner and acts in confidential capacity to the Internal Audit department.
- Examines management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations; reports erroneous or questionable transactions.
- May perform statistical random sampling of data and data analytics. Assist is set-up audit robotic processes.
- Prepares audit work papers that show the nature and extent of audit work performed and supports the findings and recommendations presented to management.
- Assist in preparation of periodic reports summarizing results of audit activities
- Execute information technology and operational audits by assessing the processes and controls supporting IT systems.
- Advises on the requirements, liabilities, and penalties of compliance and noncompliance, and recommends improved accounting or management operation systems.
- Reviews applicable laws, regulations, procedures, and financial and administrative controls.
- May perform post-audit assessments.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of district staff, partners, vendors and community, when necessary.
- Comply with the Code of Ethics and the International Professional Practices Framework set forth by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the area of internal auditing.
- Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
- Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, or related field.
- Certified as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or pursuing certification preferred.
- Experience in auditing technology systems preferred.
- Knowledge of accounting and auditing methods and systems, business practices, of generally accepted auditing and accounting standards and procedures, operating systems, including windows, SQL, networking technology, internet technology, and related access, firewall administration, security and internet controls; and legal contracts and business law.
- Skill in analyzing programs for compliance and effectiveness; word processing, spreadsheets and data analysis technology; and communication and interpersonal relations.
- Ability to uphold objectivity and independence, compose clear and concise audit reports, to gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information, to evaluate documents for accuracy and legal conformance, plan work in an organized manner, and to communicate effectively, and use tact and diplomacy in working with various district and non-district personnel.
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
- Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
- Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
- Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
- Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone, computer or other electronic device.
- Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
- Ability to compute, analyze and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.
- Ability to make information presentations, inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-priority environment.
- Ability to handle difficult conversations and deescalate employees, staff, and parents.
- Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
- Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
- Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
- May work prolonged or irregular hours.
- Frequent districtwide, statewide, and out-of-state travel.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
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