We are seeking two dynamic leaders to join us as an InternalPerformance Auditor. The Internal Performance Auditor is appointed by the Portland Public Schools Board of Education and will work under the direction of the Board. The Internal Performance Auditor works closely with Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations, District management and key stakeholders to improve the District’s ability to ensure accountability for quality operational, administrative, budgetary, and organizational performance.
The Internal Performance Auditor is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for internal audit in support of process accountability and safeguarding of district funds in a variety of areas related to the operation of the District, including budgeted funds, internal accounts and safeguarding district assets.
Works with the Board and District leadership to assess needs and develops, implements and maintains an internal performance auditing plan.
Maintains quality communications with the Board, Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations and District management and key stakeholders to build consensus on a shared vision for the District’s performance improvement efforts.
Develop, recommend, and implement internal audit programs that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and perform substantive tests with established policies and procedures.
Plan, coordinate, and work collaboratively with internal staff, external auditors, and other external agencies, as appropriate, to support and participate in investigations of fraud, waste, abuse, ethical misconduct and mismanagement, in accordance with auditing standards.
Create reports that are required by law, and are necessary to ascertain the nature and scope of programs/ activities and to establish a proper basis for evaluating the programs and activities;
Monitor and interpret related laws, regulations, and policies to ensure best practices.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in accounting, public or business administration, public policy, political science, statistics, economics, law, social science or related field
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in performance or financial auditing, internal auditing in management analysis, financial analysis, operations or financial management, strategic planning, and/or other related services in a large entity, preferably in a Pk-12 educational environment or public sector.Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of state law, or applicable federal law or regulations.
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex operations, financial and organizational issues and problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices and standards of governmental auditing standards.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, District leadership, department managers, and representatives of other governmental agencies, community groups, private enterprises and others encountered in the course of work.
Evidence of exceptional written and oral communication skills needed to prepare clear, concise and convincing documents that convey complex ideas, data, and recommendations for a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to research, develop surveys, interpret and analyze complex technical and legal documents and decisions, state and federal laws and regulations.
Experience in school district, education or public sector performance auditing or management analysis is desirable.
Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.
Additional Salary Information: 260 day work year
Internal Number: 18434
About Portland Public Schools
Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. As we commit to a major transformation under new, nationally-recognized leadership, we are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are energized by big challenges. If you are solution-oriented, a strong communicator and collaborator, and passionate about urban education, then this is the place for you! Read more about PPS, our schools and programs, and beautiful Portland, Oregon, at the bottom of the posting.