Job Title: Director, Internal Audit

Reports to:Superintendent and School Board
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1226
Salary Schedule:MGT10

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing leadership and oversight for internal audit in support of process accountability and safeguarding of district funds in a variety of areas related to the operation of the District, including budgeted funds, internal accounts and safeguarding district assets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Oversee planning and management of district audit and investigation functions, including assisting with development of strategic objectives and operational procedures.
  2. Plan, coordinate, and oversee the ongoing financial verification of the financial records of the District, a comprehensive risk assessment of all functional areas of the school system every five (5) years, and other audits and reviews as the Board directs in accordance with F.S. 1001.42.
  3. Plan, coordinate, and oversee investigative activities to detect, deter, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and ethical misconduct.
  4. Develop, recommend, and implement internal audit programs that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and test compliance with established policies and procedures.
  5. Plan, conduct, and control audits, including financial, compliance, and operational audits.
  6. Provide direction to and supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and develop staff development training for assigned staff.
  7. Formulate and prepare audit reports that attest to the effectiveness of managerial controls over the District’s assets and finances, facilitate discussion regarding audit reports with appropriate administrators, and appraise the adequacy of the corrective action(s) taken to improve deficient conditions.
  8. Oversee preparation of audit reports and review all audit work papers prepared by audit staff to ensure quality control, uniformity, and adherence to generally accepted practices.
  9. Evaluate internal accounting controls over the District’s financial operations; and perform substantive tests of financial records, systems, programs, and projects within the District to ensure adherence with Board policy and governmental regulations to safeguard the assets and finances of the District.
  10. Examine district programs and provide evaluative research and objective analyses to promote accountability and the efficient and effective use of public resources.
  11. Conduct annual on-site reviews of charter school financial operations, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance.
  12. Evaluate internal controls over the District’s full-time equivalent student records and conduct annual audits of full-time equivalent student records.
  13. Work collaboratively with internal staff, external auditors, and other external agencies, as appropriate, to support and participate in investigations of fraud, waste, abuse, ethical misconduct, and mismanagement, in accordance with auditing standards.
  14. Assist with development and revision of district Board policies and procedures.
  15. Serve on committees, councils, and/or task forces in support of the District’s vision, mission, goals, and strategic priorities.
  16. Monitor and interpret related laws, regulations, and policies to ensure best practices.
  17. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent and provide leadership to ensure a secure work environment during an emergency or crisis situation.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules and regulations pertaining to fiscal and performance auditing/management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial analysis, cost accounting, fund accounting, and internal auditing practices and techniques
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit requirements related to federal grants
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, and regulations relating to financial accounting and audit
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Accounting, Business, or related field
  • Five years or more of experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, internal auditing, or other related services in a large entity
  • Two years’ experience in an administrative or supervisory role
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid and current Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Business Administration, or related field
  • Previous experience in governmental fund accounting
  • Three years’ experience of supervisory experience in business or accounting field
  • Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work: addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director, Internal Audit;   EST: July 30, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 30, 2013