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Senior Internal Auditor

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Senior Internal Auditor  

Location: Office of Finance 

Salary: $57,783 - $89,301

Reports to: Executive Director of Procurement and Internal Audit  

Bargaining Unit: None 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary: 

The Senior Internal Auditor will act as project lead for audit projects involving schools and central office departments. Assist the ED of Procurement and Internal Audit with developing and executing a risk-based internal audit plan to evaluate sufficiency in internal controls and compliance with established policies and procedures within District operations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must possess and provide evidence of a degree in accounting, business management, or business administration from an accredited college or university and a designation. 
  • A master’s degree is preferred as well as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of professional-level experience with an emphasis on auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation while applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices. 
  • Demonstrated time management skills to meet deadlines as well as flexibility to adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written skills, including report writing. 
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products, PeopleSoft applications, and other related audit systems is considered an asset. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Apply a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards in handling complex assignments. 

  2. Conduct audits of financial, control and other operating data and information to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of processes, as well as accuracy and completeness of records. 

  3. Document preparation, including gathering information and populating documents using standard audit templates for audit programs and procedures. 

  4. Develop and maintain audit workpapers for all current and completed audits. 

  5. Examine a wide variety of records, procedures, and systems of internal controls to detect non-compliance or fraudulent activities for referral for further investigation. 

  6. Effectively communicate findings and recommendations for corrective actions in order to mitigate risk in audit areas. 

  7. Prepare clear, concise, and conclusive audit reports for approval by supervisor. 

  8. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with team members, other District units and external entities. 

  9. Coordinate audit activities with the external auditors. 

  10. Develop self-assessment tools, internal control guidelines, and participate in group training for schools / departments. 

  11. Perform special projects and prepare various forms and reports on behalf of supervisor.  

  12. Maintain active membership with professional organizations, such as the Institute of Internal Auditors. 

  13. Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

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