Internal Auditor
Minneapolis Public Schools - Minneapolis, MN

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SUMMARY:
Under

limited

supervision

,

conducts

independent

internal audits to

evaluate the

effectiveness of fiscal controls, accuracy of financial records, and performance of

MPS

operations

;

validates

the

financial

control

of

MPS

resources

, and

assures

compliance with MPS policies, and state and Federal laws.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

--

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities

may

include, but are not limited to, the following

:



Plans and m

anages

the internal audit function as an independent audit and consulting activity to

inspect and

improve

MPS

operations

; validates the effectiveness of

internal controls.



Audits and reconciles revenues, expenditures and technical transactions for the

MPS

in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and

MPS

rules, regulations and ordinances.



Independently

validates

MPS

internal accounting systems controls and control policies; evaluates

effectiveness

, and presents recommendations f

or risk reduction and procedural

improvements

.



Conduct

s

audits of programs and departments to determine fiscal integrity, in accordance with the

international standards of the

Insti

tute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

;

tests accounting records and procedures for

complia

nce

with

established district policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principle

s.



R

esearches, audits and analyzes technical transactions and financial models to resolve questions and validate data;

documents work performed and maintains confidentiality of findings;

assures fiscal accountability and fund integrity for all transactions, allocations, distributions, and documentation.



Reviews source documents for compliance to rules and regulations, and proper handling of finan

cial and technical transactions; r

eviews, investigates, and identifies errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, transactions, documents, and reports; reconciles and resolves differences.



Prepares and presents audit findings and recommendations; c

oordinates special projects to resolve audit issues

,

and

implement change recommendations; investigates complaints.



Maintains professional competence in auditing and accounting principles and techniques; reviews and applies new or revised laws, regulations, and accounting standards.



E

xercises independent judgment within policy guidelines; analyzes issues and recommends solutions

; assures compliance with state and Federal rules and

regulations,

and MPS

policies and procedures.



Anticipate

s

challenges to

MPS

business operations

.



Coordinates

audit process and investigative

issues with

MPS management staff,

school board,

elec

ted officials,

and

outside agencies

; interprets and explains

MPS

policies, procedures, rules and regulations.



Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment



Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.



Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.



Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis



At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

or

Finance

; AND

five

years experience

audit

ing public sector financial operations

, preferably in public education

; OR

an equivalent combination of education

, training

and experience

as determined by Human Resources

.

Knowledge of:


Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(GAAP)

and Generally Accepted Auditing

Standards (GAAS)

for Public Sector financial management, including

internal control systems and risk

management.



Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, practices and policies.



Legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct for public sector finance officers.



Federal and state accounting regulations, procedures, and accountability standards

.



State and Federal laws governing

public sector

finance, including the

Uniform Comm

ercial

Code

.



Specialized MPS and state agency accounting software applications, including SAP and State of Minnesota Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS).



Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.

Skill in

:



I

nterpreting and applying accounting

and auditing

standards and procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and

MPS

policies and procedures.



Reviewing

and interpreting financial documents, and

verifying

compliance with all regulatory requirements governing

public sector

financial activities.



A

naly

zing financial operations and applying

auditing principles and standards.



Analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations and strategies.



R

eviewing mathematical calculations and statistical models.



Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.



Preparing, reviewing and presenting management reports.



Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.



Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers

and clients

.



Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.



Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE

AND

CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS

A valid

Minnesota

State Driver’s License may be required.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

,

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

,

or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation is

preferred

.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

SALARY:
1.0, 52 Weeks

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on employment).

In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.

Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
-

Resume

  • On-Line Application
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY:
Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District

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