The Lead Internal Auditor is responsible for planning and implementing an internal audit program to help the company accomplish its objectives and improve operations. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Internal Compliance. This position will provide regular guidance for a variety of internal and external partners.
• Assists in the development of an annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management.
• Leads the implementation of the annual audit plan including as appropriate any special tasks or projects requested by the Executive Director of Internal Compliance.
• Analyzes and evaluates internal controls over school funds and district funds making recommendations for improvements to prevent loss to the district.
• Assists in analyzing and evaluating school and departmental compliance with district policies, regulations, and state/federal laws.
• Assists in the evaluation of significant merging/consolidating functions and new/changing services, processes, operations, and controls.
• Leads the preparation of periodic reports summarizing results of audit.
• Prepares formal written reports covering deficiencies and expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system.
• Interprets policies, regulations, and state law for principals, bookkeepers, and
• Performs audit follow-up visits to determine compliance with audit recommendations and correction of problems.
• Prepares work papers and schedules for the external
• Leads the investigation of suspected fraudulent activities within the
• Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate
• Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular business hours and as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical abilities, working conditions and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of, but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. In the event of an emergency or situation requiring guidance from Federal, State, or local or school district authorities, the requirements of this position may change temporarily or for the school year to best serve the needs of our students.
Vision: Ability to read small print and view a computer screen for prolonged periods.
Hearing: Ability to tolerate exposure to noisy conditions.
Speech: Ability to be understood in face-to-face communications, to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone or computer.
Upper Body Mobility: Ability to use hands to grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.
Strength: Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 5 or more pounds on a frequent basis. Incumbent may be required to physically restrain parties involved in a conflict.
Environmental Requirements: Ability to encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.
Mental Requirements: Ability to read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records. Understand how to manage stress.
Remote Work Requirements:
Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities: Ability to be flexible and adapt as needed between various in-person working environments.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university required.
Certification, or working towards certification, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is preferred.
5 years of financial accounting or auditing experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Knowledge of governmental accounting and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.
• Knowledge of school district operations and finance
• Ability to organize and analyze data from a variety of sources and in a variety of formats and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.