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License and Certification Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) required.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business related field required. Master's degree in a business related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Five years of progressively responsible experience including supervisory responsibilities required. School district experience preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to administer and manage multiple audit projects and programs; ability to analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement; ability to assess changes in professional standards and industry regulations to update knowledge accordingly; ability to guide and lead; ability to utilize advanced word processing, spreadsheet and database software on the computer; ability to work with district employees, the public, school administration, the business community, and regulatory agencies; ability to effectively present audit information to executive management, school district employees, public groups, and the Board of Education; and ability to manage people and processes. Employee must also demonstrate a high degree of skill in oral and written communications; demonstrate a high degree of skill in organization and problem-solving; demonstrate critical thinking with both curiosity and professional skepticism in conducting work; demonstrate initiative to improve operations; exhibit empathy in working with school district employees, management, public, Board of Education; possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); possess knowledge of governmental accounting standards; and knowledge of professional auditing standards; and have knowledge of budgeting and business management.

Primary Responsibilities: Direct a comprehensive internal audit program including audits, examinations and investigations of financial records, operations, and offices of the school district as well as audits of local schools for compliance with accounting policies and procedures and recommend changes to policies and/or procedures in support of local school administration.

1. Direct auditors in the performance of annual examinations of each local school's financial records.
a. Direct the audit program and verify list when warranted on an annual basis.
b. Communicate audit plan to schools and execute plan at each local school.
c. Review examination results with each school principal and bookkeeper.
d. Direct and approve formal audit reports issued to the Superintendent and other individuals as appropriate.
e. Review and maintain comprehensive working papers for each audit.
f. Advise on the need for revision of local school accounting procedures.
g. Perform interim audit work at schools when warranted.

2. Direct auditors in the performance of financial and/or operational audits throughout the school district on a risk assessed basis.
a. Develop audit program and communicate with the division head and appropriate department director(s) concerning audit plans.
b. Execute audit plan and evaluate progress of audits.
c. Review audit results and draft audit reports with appropriate management.
d. Review and maintain comprehensive working papers for each audit.
e. Approve final audit reports issued to the Superintendent and other individuals as appropriate.

3. Direct and manage the internal audit function.
a. Direct and update annual audit work plan for approval by the Superintendent and Board of Education.
b. Lead the development of management reports as needed to analyze work plan progress.
c. Lead the preparation of the annual audit report, detailing audit activities and including a summary of local school audit results for submission to the Superintendent and other individuals as appropriate.
d. Maintain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) plan to ensure audit staff complies with appropriate CPE requirements and professional audit standards.

4. Complete other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director - Budgets and Financial Reporting.
a. Maintain time records for each assignment.
b. Perform and/or provide supervision in special audits.
c. Attend seminars, workshops, and/or conferences, research professional literature, and visit other governmental units to strengthen job related skills to maintain continuing professional education credits in accordance with professional audit standards and certification requirements.
d. Maintain ongoing knowledge of new developments in field of expertise, policies, procedures, laws, and other appropriate directives that may impact audit projects and/or operations.

5. Administer the local school audit work plan.
a. Issue local school audit and financial reports to the Superintendent.
b. Provide information to school administration regarding specific matters within identified areas with regard to the local school audits.
c. Assure the adequacy of action(s) taken by operating management to correct reported deficiencies.
d. Communicate issues relating to audits to executive management for action(s) and follow up measures.

6. Perform and/or provide supervision in special reviews and investigations as warranted.
a. Coordinate necessary audit and review steps for special audits, reviews, and investigations.
b. Maintain time records for each assignment.
c. Coordinate investigations with appropriate school district and external personnel as warranted.
d. Communicate issues with appropriate executive management and others as warranted.

7. Direct the continuous improvement efforts for all departmental processes.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oct 24, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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