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South Bend Empowerment Zone Director, Internal Audits (Budgets/Compliance/Accounting) in South Bend, Indiana

Basic Function: Responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit to plan to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving the Corporation’s key operational and finance activities and internal controls. Additionally, the position is responsible for identifying and assisting in documenting existing internal finance and disclosure controls, implementing and documenting new internal controls, and establishing an internal monitoring function to audit the company’s compliance with such internal controls (Fund Accounting, Financial Statements, Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards). Must have a basic understanding of the regulations related to reporting of financial information as outlined by the Indiana State Board of Accounts. Assist with mandatory State of Indiana conversion to GAAP Annual Financial Reports Required for Issuance of Bonds. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Audit support - work as a liaison between School Corporation and the SBOA Draft note disclosures and required supplementary information Component unit reporting and integration into financial statements Establish direction and provide oversight of the internal audit department to ensure stakeholder alignment and organizational goals, objectives, and mission are achieved. Monitor and evaluate operations, programs, processes, and practices for quality, effectiveness, and process improvement opportunities. Conduct risk-based audits, both school and departmental, with a concentration on policies, procedures, and practices that relate to the control, safeguarding, and accountability for funds and assets. Review and distribute reports on the results of reviews and audits including recommendations for modification of management practices, fiscal policies, and procedures as justified by audit findings. Conduct risk assessment activities including an annual refresh of the enterprise risk assessment, risk assessment interviews, prepare executive-level risk assessment materials, and develop the internal audit plan based on risk assessment results. Assist the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of materials to present to the Superintendent and School Board. Ensure that the internal audit methodology is consistently applied and documented. Responsible for executive oversight of vendor services and contract management to meet quality and cost expectations of the district. Attend meetings, conferences, and training. Attend regularly scheduled meetings with building administrator Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Qualification Requirements: Eight+ (8+) years of related audit experience with either a "Big 4" accounting firm, a mid-level accounting firm and/or an internal audit department. Active certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other internal audit-related certifications. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures. Thorough understanding of U. S. GAAP, PCAOB and IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Strong background in identifying risks, controls and opportunities for improvements associated with business processes, developing and executing audit test plans, and drafting audit reports with summary results for executives. Strong communication skills required to present complex issues and alternatives to Management. Experience leading internal audit teams within a large organization, preferably public company experience, covering relevant financial, operational, compliance and technology risks. Working knowledge and experience with Google Office Suite, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Visio. Experience working with large ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft) is helpful. Experience in education and the public sector is a plus. Commitment to high ethical and professional standards. High degree of personal integrity and sound judgment. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of supervisors, employees, vendors, and the general public. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff. Excellence in communication skills, written, and verbal with demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to negotiate and handle pressure situations for long periods of time. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of School Trustees. Understanding of the technology and its application to the human resources function of a public school district. Experience in supervising and evaluating employees. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Must have a valid driver’s license. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read typed or handwritten work. The employee frequently works irregular hours. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet. Work is performed indoors. Works in standard office and school building environments. Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours and weekends when needed. Must be able to handle stress. " />

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Director, Internal Audits (Budgets/Compliance/Accounting)

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Primary Location Administration Building

Salary Range $90,000.00 - $101,000.00 / Per Year

Shift Type Full-Time

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