Brief summary of this position: Design and complete an intensive annual audit cycle for programs and internal controls of the Partners for Education department as approved by the College’s Vice President for Finance, General Counsel, and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the College’s Administrative Committee.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education required to ensure success in this position: • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in accounting or related field.
Experience required to ensure success in this position: • Minimum two years’ experience; three to five years’ experience is preferred. • Proficient in Microsoft Excel. • Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, ability to develop positive working relationships. • Willingness to participate in continuing education.
Special skills, knowledge, and abilities: • Knowledge of federal grant processes and requirements; • Interact with integrated computerized financial system (experience with Ellucian’s Banner Finance module preferred); • Work independently and collaboratively; • Establish priorities; • Work under pressure of deadlines, and excellent follow-up skills; • Operate various office equipment; • Work hours necessary to successfully complete duties of position. License, certification, or registration necessary: • Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant, preferred
Physical requirements: • Some sedentary work in office. • Ability to travel to eastern Kentucky; some overnight travel may be required.
Environmental conditions: • Most work is in an interactive office environment • Field audits will require travel to eastern Kentucky and may necessitate working outside. Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: • Standard office equipment: computer, calculator, printers, fax machine, copier • A valid driver’s license is required.
Primary duties and responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Under the direction of the College’s Vice President for Finance and General Counsel, the Internal Auditor will plan and conduct reviews and internal audits of Partners for Education department’s records, programs, accounts, contracts, systems, policies and procedures, employee management processes, and grant management procedures and compliance protocols. • Assist in establishing business and operating policies, procedures, and controls. • Present audit findings and recommendations to management and to the Board, and monitor corrective actions as applicable. • Develop and maintain audit programs on an ongoing basis. • Provide assistance as requested on external reviews and audits over the Partners for Education department. • Assist with occasional financial functions as requested by the Vice President for Finance and approved by General Counsel. • Work with the Vice President for Finance, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, General Counsel, and senior management to develop recommendations on matters related to ethics, integrity, and compliance. • Ensure College compliance with internal and external rules and regulations.
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.