Functions as a member of the senior management team, responsible for instituting policies and procedures that provide effective internal management of the organization by assessing risk and ensuring that the DCCCD has appropriate internal controls and effective and efficient processes and programs. Responsible for accelerating organizational performance through strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. Bears significant responsibility, accountability and authority within an organization to meet the vision, mission and goals of the DCCCD.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated experience as a highly-aligned business leader in strategic planning and support services. Must maintain an uncompromised commitment to integrity, credibility, confidentiality in sensitive situations, demonstrated high moral values and ethical behavior and dedication. Proven track-record of detail oriented management skills including fiscal compliance and outcomes. A strategic thinker providing visionary and dynamic leadership that will bring about effective change. Ability to keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and best practices.
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that compliance programs throughout the district are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations. Leads, inspires and manages an internal audit function which meets or exceeds the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA). Prepares and implements a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and make strategic, informed recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the DCCCD’s operational and financial activities. Maintains working knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations, including but not limited to state and federally funded contracts and grants, and Board policies. Keeps current on industry changes and best practices through professional development activities. Develops audit programs, internal control questionnaires, and audit procedures to be used in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services, and to reduce the vulnerability to fraud and abuse, such as statistical sampling, use of electronic data processing equipment, and record analysis. Performs audit risk assessments and reports to senior leadership and Board of Trustees significant issues related to internal controls processes and highest risk areas within current operations to ensure that processes are appropriate for the current regulatory environment and to help ensure compliance with business practices. Participates as a senior leader and trusted advisor to executive leadership and the Board of Trustees by having a full understanding of DCCCD operations, mission, programmatic priorities and strategic initiatives in order to identify, assess, manage and monitor risk areas and align audit activities with same. Successfully build and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the DCCCD community network to evaluate the effectiveness of current controls in order to: • Manage significant risk exposures, • Ensure the integrity and reliability of information and financial reporting, • Safeguard DCCCD assets, • Support compliance with laws and regulations. Participates in special projects or strategic initiatives and/or conducts special reviews or investigations at the direction of the senior leadership or Board of Trustees. Participates in various committees or task forces geared to policy/procedure development and operational improvements. Tests the timeliness, reliability, and usefulness of the DCCCD’s records and reports. Meets quarterly with DCCCD Board of Trustees Audit Committee to review audit priorities, results and recommendations. Evaluates the required effort to remediate audit findings and assesses remediation costs and benefits. Assists independent auditors as part of external review processes. Makes oral or written presentations of audit findings, risk assessment results, and status updates on corrective action plans to the DCCCD’s executive leadership and Board of Trustees. Uses tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and responds appropriately to conflicts and problems. Select, coach, mentor and provide development opportunities for internal audit staff. Provides frequent feedback to team members regarding performance and progress on established goals and objectives. Supervises approximately 5-6 employees (directly and/or indirectly). Develops and monitors department budget of approximately $450,000.00. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree or higher plus seven (7) years of job related experience. Current CPA licensure plus five (5) years of auditing experience including supervisory experience. Official transcripts/copy of certifications will be required. *** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Employer does not assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 497625
About Dallas County Community College District
The seven independently accredited colleges of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.
DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the state. Since 1965, we have served more than 3 million people.
The colleges of DCCCD equip students for successful living and responsible citizenship. In addition, we provide economic benefits to business, taxpayers and the community.
Learn more about the Dallas County Community College District at www.dcccd.edu
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