Senior Internal Auditor

Cleveland Metropolitan School District - Cleveland, OH3.7

Position Type:
Administration and Professionals

Date Posted:
Location: Administration or As Assigned
Department: Finance
Full /part time: Full time
Classification: Senior INTERNAL AUDITOR – Exempt – Band 14
Salary/hourly rate: $63,240 - $88,536
Reports to: Executive Director, Internal Audit
Location: 1111 Superior Ave
We are all educators. We do whatever it takes to get the job done for our scholars.

Who we are

CMSD serves 40,000 scholars, their families and communities across the Cleveland Metropolitan area. In 2012, we implemented the Cleveland Plan, an ambitious vision for transforming education. We have since opened innovative new schools, expanded access to early childhood education, raised graduation rates significantly, and attracted talented educators from across the country to continue our movement for educational excellence.

We are looking for talented staff who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by the Cleveland Plan, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. We want strong team players who are willing to do whatever it takes. You’ll be right at home here if you enjoy solving problems, cultivate strong relationships, value equity and diversity, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.

FUNCTION: The Senior Internal Auditor has the responsibility of supporting school leaders, staff internal auditors, and the Executive Director of Internal Audit in examining, evaluating, and verifying operating systems, procedures, internal controls, and recorded data for the information technology and information security of the District. This role requires a breadth of knowledge regarding the audit and IT/IS landscape versus a narrow traditional audit focus. The Senior Internal Auditor should have the ability to participate in the audit planning and risk rating processes, prepare all audit work paper sections, discuss audit findings with the auditee, and prepare draft audit reports.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Aligned to the IIA Competency Framework

GENERAL: - Aligned to IIA Competency Framework

Ethics: Foster the ethical climate of the District.
Value-Add and Risk-Based Auditing: Advocate internal audit and its value by conducting reviews and audits in accordance with risk-based plans and management requests.
Standards-Based: Exemplify quality and continuous improvement of the internal audit activity by performing work in accordance with applicable standards.
Governance, Risk, and Control: Support a culture of fraud risk awareness at all levels of the organization.
Business Acumen: Demonstrate good business acumen by understanding the District’s business, strategic, and macro/micro economic risks related to internal control activities.
Communication: Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
Persuasion and Collaboration: Exert competent persuasion and collaboration skills by utilizing techniques to reach consensus and achieve desired results in order to remove organizational barriers.
Critical Thinking: Exercise critical thinking skills by—
Selecting and using tools and techniques to obtain relevant data/information.
Selecting and using research, business intelligence, and problem solving techniques to analyze and solve complex situations.
Assisting management in identifying practical solutions to address issues.
Internal Audit Delivery: Conduct audits and reviews as a service to the Board of Education, Management and the Audit Committee by-
Performing effective planning and fieldwork to ensure a quality audit engagement.
Effectively documenting and organizing audit evidence to support the audit engagement results.
Identifying the root causes of issues in the audit engagement.
Organizing, adapting, and effectively expressing audit findings and value-added recommendations.
Establishing a follow-up process to monitor completion of management actions.
Improvement and Innovation: Continuously demonstrates and champions improvement and innovation by—
Supporting an environment that embraces change across the organization and within the internal audit activity.
Pursuing personal and professional development goals.

Oversee, plan, organize and assist staff internal auditors in performing routine and IT related internal audits while providing on-going feedback, coaching, training and feedback to staff members.
Oversee, perform and assist the Executive Director in the risk assessments of IT related functions to be incorporated in the overall annual audit plan while also supporting school leaders in process feedback and improvement.
Develop or utilize existing functionality for creating continuous monitoring/auditing tools in the ERP system, including key KPIs and dashboards.
Assist in the identification, documentation and evaluation of the District's IT, financial and operational internal controls.
Evaluate the adequacy of the security and processing controls as they relate to each audit, and the effectiveness of general computer controls in effect in the IT environment.
Analyze and report on fiscal impact of identified weaknesses in internal controls and deficiencies in operations.
Identify, document and conduct IT general and application control reviews for areas allocated to process auditors in the performance of integrated audits.
Compile process documentation, perform IT related interviews/walkthroughs, execute audit testing, and document results/deficiencies.
Prepare audit reports to management.
Work directly with the Executive Director, Internal Audit to execute the overall audit planning and IT related risk assessments.
Assist in the development of a combined assurance approach and work with, and co-ordinate work with external audit, when required.
Support individual schools and their school-based leaders in the coordination of identifying stakeholders to resolve and craft solutions to identified IT related audit findings.
Oversee and assist in the planning, organizing, training and mentoring other staff internal auditors in IT related functions.
Follow-up to determine whether the corrective actions were implemented as planned.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related course of study from an accredited college or university required.
CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent certification preferred; ideal candidate will obtain CPA, CISA license or equivalent certification within two (2) years of hire date.
Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office products—Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with Workday preferred.
3-5 years information systems/information security audit experience required.

Knowledge of auditing in the following areas is preferred:
COBIT control framework.
Risk identification, mitigation, and reporting.
Audit experience with public entities, especially school districts, preferred.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of EDP concepts and the ability to use mainframe and microcomputers.
Demonstrate a notable level of familiarity with various IT platforms, operating systems and information security.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and application using our online Workday system.
It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

At CMSD, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. CMSD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

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