internal audits to
effectiveness of fiscal controls, accuracy of financial records, and performance of
compliance with MPS policies, and state and Federal laws.
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
include, but are not limited to, the following
Plans and m
the internal audit function as an independent audit and consulting activity to
; validates the effectiveness of
Audits and reconciles revenues, expenditures and technical transactions for the
in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and
rules, regulations and ordinances.
internal accounting systems controls and control policies; evaluates
, and presents recommendations f
or risk reduction and procedural
audits of programs and departments to determine fiscal integrity, in accordance with the
international standards of the
tute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
tests accounting records and procedures for
established district policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principle
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
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.
xercises independent judgment within policy guidelines; analyzes issues and recommends solutions
; assures compliance with state and Federal rules and
policies and procedures.
audit process and investigative
MPS management staff,
; interprets and explains
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.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
ing public sector financial operations
, preferably in public education
an equivalent combination of education
as determined by Human Resources
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
and Generally Accepted Auditing
for Public Sector financial management, including
internal control systems and risk
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
finance, including the
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.
nterpreting and applying accounting
standards and procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and
policies and procedures.
and interpreting financial documents, and
compliance with all regulatory requirements governing
zing financial operations and applying
auditing principles and standards.
Analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations and strategies.
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
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
State Driver’s License may be required.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation is
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.
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:
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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