This posting is for the Director of Internal Audit position at Motlow State Community College.
Motlow State is located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and has four campuses that serve students from eleven counties. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts. Motlow positions are contingent upon funding availability and budget approval.
Conducts internal financial, operational, and compliance audits as outlined in the Colleges’ audit plan as approved by the TBR Audit Committee, or as directed by the President or the TBR CAE. Audits are for the purpose of determining the adequacy of the institution’s systems of internal control for continuous improvement, risk management, and fraud awareness; efficiency and effectiveness of financial, administrative and academic areas; and verification of compliance with policies and procedures of the College and Tennessee Board of Regents, and state and federal laws and regulations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct a comprehensive program of internal audit for the purpose of determining the adequacy of the institution’s systems of internal control for continuous improvement, risk management and fraud awareness; efficiency and effectiveness of financial, administrative and academic management; and verification of compliance with policies and procedures of the College and Tennessee Board of Regents, state and federal laws and regulations,
Analyze systems, processes, procedures and transactions for efficiency, compliance, and effectiveness of internal controls utilizing auditing and accounting standards, TBR policies and guidelines, institutional policies, federal and state laws and regulations, and contractual requirements.
Conducts special investigations as requested and makes recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, accounting records, and systems design.
Collaborates with executive-level officers of the College on matters such as policies and procedures; provide assistance as requested for improving the overall operations of the college.
Prepare working papers and reports, including year-end status report, to document work performed and conclusions; discuss findings, observations, and recommendations with appropriate personnel; document management’s plan of action to resolve any deficiencies.
Prepare annual audit plan as per discussions with the College President; Assist the President in ensuring that operations are fiscally well-controlled, efficient, and effective; Coordinate special assignments from the President and develop suggestions for enhancement.
Consult with executive leadership and management on the Enterprise Risk Assessment process as required by the State to better protect the assets of the College; Assess internal controls and make recommendations to improve internal controls.
Plan and oversee departmental budget based on goals and objectives congruent with strategic plan and college (s) initiatives
Comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors and other authoritative bodies Code of Ethics
Establish and maintain a quality assurance and improvement program to ensure compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of GAAP standards as set by the GASB, state statutes, TBR policies and other related accounting and auditing standards
Ability to make consistent and equitable complex judgements, recommendations, and decisions related to sensitive or confidential issues based on available data and factual information.
Collaborate and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with College and TBR officials, fellow employees, and other stakeholder’s on matters pertinent to the college.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, outside governmental and community agencies, and the general public
Strong computer skills, including but not limited to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system(s) (Banner), word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, database, and internet
Ability to conduct effective presentations to diverse stakeholders including groups of executives, staff or other stakeholders
Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution in accounting or related business field, active CPA or CIA certification, and at least five years of professional auditing experience. Professional accounting experience may be substituted for the professional auditing experience on a year for year basis up to two years. Demonstrated professional experience in managing projects. Documented experience working independently.
Master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution in accounting or related business field, active CPA or CIA certification, and at least five years of professional auditing experience including experience working in higher education, and auditing large computerized accounting and information systems such as Banner (Ellucian). Documented professional supervisory experience.
The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee's largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.