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INTERNAL AUDITOR
ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #205

The Rockford Public School District seeks an Internal Auditor.  RPS 205 serves over 28,000 students, making it the third- largest school district in the state and the largest employer in the Rockford region. Our District is comprised of more than 45 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, alternative programs and special education campuses.  From preschool to college-bound, we’re committed to creating enriched learning environments that promote the development of meaningful skills and student engagement.  The schools, faculty, staff and students that make up the Rockford Public School District directly affect what the future holds for our region.

In order to meet the expectations and demands of our community we seek a professional who is well versed in all aspects of internal auditing practices and procedures. Our position offers great reward and accordingly requires an individuals who is noted for having resilience, drive, deep competency and high emotional intelligence.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The function of the Internal Auditor was established for the purpose of providing support to department activities with specific responsibility for ensuring that overall fiscal policies, practices and/or regulations meet compliance requirements, and to help to ensure that the risk of fraud and inappropriate activity at the District is at an acceptable level.  The Internal Auditor position will also complete audits and reviews of district processes, procedures and methodologies:  developing and monitoring internal controls; conducting audits of internal funds; evaluating the degree of internal control exercised in the District and providing updated procedures and work aids for district staff; and, investigating potential fraud and inappropriate activity affecting the District.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance is an essential function of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board’s strategic plan.
  • As required or as conditions necessitate, performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Analyze transactions and activities in order to improve efficiency, productivity and performance of the District and to disclose and prevent inefficiencies.
  • Influence and manage stakeholder expectations while maintaining an independent perspective.
  • Prepare and update annual risk assessment of departments and/or functional areas and evaluate areas of risk.
  • Develop Annual Audit Plan responsive to the risk assessment results.
  • Develop and design risk-based audit programs and plans that effectively evaluate, examine and test the adequacy of the District’s internal control processes, policies, laws and regulations.
  • Review and evaluate the suitability of internal control design in place to mitigate, detect, or deter the risk of fraud, non-compliance, and other inappropriate activity.
  • Conduct and document audit testing, sampling reportable issues, and dimension of risk. 
  • Communicate to senior management and draft comprehensive and complete report of audit scope, findings, recommendations and management’s action plan.
  • Monitor the business function of the District accordingly and report all material findings and prepare appropriate recommendations for corrective actions. 
  • Be accountable for outcomes, delivering quality audit and project work with high standards of performance.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by asking insightful questions, providing solutions-oriented perspective, and communicating thoughts effectively.
  • Maintain all necessary working papers and documentation for all audits and reviews performed.
  • Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and high energy through process excellence, teamwork and positivity.
  • Assume any other duties as may from time to time be delegated by the supervisor, and the supervisor may make any adjustment in the scope of responsibilities as outlined above which will be in the interest of the District.
  • All actions must be in concert with the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board of Education Policies and Procedures, Illinois School Law, State Board of Education Rules and Regulations.
  • Provides supplemental or discretionary reports, data and materials.
  • Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Orientation toward results.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven skills as a problem solver and solution provider.
  • Maintain an ongoing customer focus.
  • Adhere to the highest levels of integrity at all times.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with District employees and departments to facilitate the flow of information necessary to conduct effective audit activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
QUALIFICATIONS: 
Demonstrated success in leading and completing audit initiatives. Demonstrated success in monitoring progress on the implementation of corrective action and following up with management to assist with the implementation of corrective action as needed.
Demonstrated success in preparing and presenting information in a formal and informal setting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
Bachelor’s degree required (finance, accounting or related business area) from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree or MBA preferred, but not required. Five or more years of prior business, operations, accounting or audit (preferred) work experience. A combination of public accounting, school and or corporate experience, is ideal. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) preferred.

DEPARTMENT: Legal

SUPERVISOR: General Counsel

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

HOW TO APPLY
Email your resume and cover letter to michael@workplacesearch.com
 

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