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Director of Internal Auditing

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At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we value our diverse and dedicated team of instructors and support staff.  Our values of excellence, innovation, community, balance, and communication create a work environment in which everyone feels confident and appreciated.  FLVS does more than just talk about our values; we live them and rely on them to be the foundation of everything we do.

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Job Posting End Date:

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on

11-29-2021

Job Title:Director of Internal Auditing

Contract Type:Employee

Annual Salary:$80,000.00 - $115,000.00

(Support staff salary will be based on internal equity and experience)

Location:FL - HOME OFFICE

Job Description Summary:Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.

FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Director of Internal Auditing will enhance the district's performance and accountability by promoting an economical, efficient, and effective environment based on sound and practical internal controls through audit recommendations. The Director of Internal Auditing is responsible for providing reasonable assurance that internal controls are operating the way they are designed to work to support daily operations. The Director of Internal Auditing works with objectivity, being independent from the daily operations to deliver an unbiased viewpoint and fairly assess, with integrity, how processes are working. The Director will provide a valuable perspective by being able to analyze current processes to highlight what is working well and provide recommendations for improvement. The Director of Internal Auditing will oversee and manage all aspects of the internal auditing process.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Develop an annual audit plan to be reviewed with Chief Executive Officer and approved by the Board of Trustees at the last Board meeting prior to the commencement of the fiscal year scheduled for the audits.

  • Manifest a professional code of ethics and values.

  • Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of operations by managing and conducting in depth audits and providing recommendations for best course of action.

  • Perform and control all aspects of internal audits of FLVS departments, either financial or performance in nature, to ascertain compliance with applicable statutes, rules, policies, and standards.

  • Evaluate internal controls of departments to ascertain compliance with applicable statutes, rules, policies, and standards.

  • Assist departments in implementing approved recommended actions, following completed internal audits.

  • Develop and facilitate training of FLVS staff to improve and maintain adequate internal controls.

  • Coordinate all aspects of the internal auditing process, ensuring that ethical principles and values to the activities being audited are applied.

  • Stay abreast of FLVS objectives, structure, policies, processes, and internal controls.

  • Maintain independence and objectivity in appearance and in fact with those entities that are audited.

  • Develop and customize individual audit plans and programs and identifies expected outcomes/results for each audit assigned.

  • Implement a system of feedback and evaluation regarding the effectiveness of the audit.

  • Conduct all internal investigations to analyze and appraise the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

  • Prepare and present findings and recommendations to Senior Director of Operations addressing the root causes of issues and their impact to the district.

  • Verify information by comparing and analyzing items to documentation.

  • Perform and control the entire audit lifecycle, including reviewing and ensuring appropriate documentation and retention of all audit records, audit tests and findings.

  • Review and ensure compliance with State Statutes effecting audits, which directly impacts FTE.

  • Discuss audit findings and their impacts, professionally and confidently with the CEO.

  • Comprehend and interpret federal and state laws, rules and regulations and board policies to identify instances of school non-compliance with such laws, rules, regulations and policy.

  • Contribute to team results by helping others accomplish related job results, as and where needed.

  • Lead and manage assigned direct reports for continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as ensuring team members have access to professional growth within the organization

  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrating respect for others.

  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance

  • CPA, CISA or CIA certification or MBA or Master of Accountancy

Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of experience in internal auditing with governmental accounting

  • Experience in a public-school district, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's):

  • Knowledge and understanding of auditing techniques, including analytical review procedures, statistical sampling methods, quantitative methods, reconciliation methods, flowcharting, and work paper preparation methods and documentation.

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk analysis for evaluation of internal controls.

  • Knowledge of auditing procedures for writing and amending audit programs.

  • Knowledge of current applicable federal, state, school district laws, codes and regulations related to the area of auditing.

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to analyze financial and program information.

  • Ability to conduct comprehensive interviews.

  • Ability to organize observations and document auditing results.

  • Ability to research compliance and operational issues and state or federal regulations applicable to school districts.

  • Ability to collect evidence, document work papers and identify audit exceptions.

  • Ability to establish priorities and coordinate diverse and complex work assignments.

  • Ability to efficiently coordinate multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines.

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience

CUSTOMER FOCUS

Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes FLVS in community by serving as a FLVS ambassador or volunteer

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers

FUNCTIONAL /TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion

DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:

LEARNING ON THE FLY

Learns quickly when facing new problems; Is a voracious learner; Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; Experiments and will try anything to find solutions; Seeks out the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of most anything

PRESENTATION SKILLS

Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; Is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; Can change tactics midstream when something isn't working

PRIORITY SETTING

Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL ACUMEN

Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; Knows the competition; Understands and communicates the goals, objectives, competencies, and metrics associated with business success; Understands and applies knowledge of key organizational business drivers; Keeps abreast of the overall performance of the organization and adjusts allocation of finances based on progress against goals; Sets priorities by aligning organizational finances with strategic goals; Fosters an environment that encourages fiscal responsibility

COMPOSURE

Is cool under pressure; Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; Can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; Handles stress well; Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; Doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; Is a settling influence in a crisis; Consistently behaves in a professional manner

DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY

Effectively copes with change; Can shift gears comfortably; Can decide and act without having the total picture; Isn't upset when things are up in the air; Doesn't have to finish things before moving on; Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Frequency of travel: Frequent travel is required for meetings, trainings, and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays

  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)