Internal Auditor
Community College of Philadelphia 61 reviews - Philadelphia, PA

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The Internal Auditor manages the College’s internal audit function and assesses risk through the development and execution of the annual internal audit plan. The Internal Auditor will review financial, personnel and student records to ensure compliance with institutional policy and procedures and external laws and regulations as well as recommend best practices for operational, financial, technological and compliance purposes. Audit appraisal reports are prepared assessing the adequacy and reliability of internal controls and systems.

Specific Responsibilities

Develop and implement an annual internal audit program which includes routine tests of a broad cross section of institutional processes and in-depth audits of priority areas.

Provide senior management and the Board of Trustees with written analysis, appraisals, and recommendations summarizing findings of internal audits.

Monitor institutional fixed and financial asset accounts to ensure integrity of management and reporting procedures.

Validate documentation and controls in place for payments to vendors, students, and employee payroll distribution.

Review management of Title IV and specially funded programs to validate financial reporting procedures and compliance with programmatic requirements.

Support the work of outside auditors by facilitating access to institutional records, and interpreting procedures and practices as needed.

Verify enrollment statistics for Harrisburg reporting and State audit purposes.

Review internal control systems for compliance with City, State and Federal government regulations and generally accepted accounting practices.

Monitor and evaluate administrative systems employed by the College for integrity with respect to data reliability, and appropriate data control and security.

Assist in the identification of best practices, internally and externally, to support the continuous improvement of administrative systems and procedures.

Stay current with best auditing practices, regulations, issues and trends through professional development opportunities, training and membership in professional associations.

Stay abreast of issues relating to college operations and activities.

Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional, helpful and courteous manner.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field is required. A Bachelor’s degree in any other field is acceptable along with a Certified Internal Auditor Certification. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Five (5) years auditing experience required.

Demonstrated knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices.

Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment required.

Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making assessments for decisions required.

Strong attention to detail required.

Experience working in an integrated computer-based-administrative-systems environment required.

Ability to produce reports utilizing enterprise-wide software report writing required.

Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office products and database query tools required.

Strong research skills required.

Ability to communicate financial and technical issues to non-financial/technical people required.

Ability to negotiate issues and bring problems to resolution required.

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.

Ability to work independently required.

An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Internal auditor experience or auditing experience in a higher education environment preferred.

Experience with SCT Banner preferred.

BRIO report writing experience preferred.

Knowledge of GASB accounting standards preferred.

Work Location
Main Campus


Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested persons should complete an online application

Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED

Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL

Review of applications will commence 11/16/12 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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