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Boston Public Schools Director of Internal Controls (SY21-22) in Boston, Massachusetts

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer The BPS Finance Team ensures that the $1.4 billion all funds budget is effectively allocated and managed to yield the best results for our students. We are looking to expand our capacity to mitigate risks and develop internal controls procedures. This is a unique opportunity to enter a large, urban school district and influence the way we serve our students. General Summary: The Boston Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for Director of Internal Controls. Our ideal candidate will partner with BPS divisions to define, implement, communicate and monitor their controls and procedures, and will assist District leadership - including the Boston School Committee - in developing strategy, guidelines and policy statements, organizing the internal control program, reviewing and testing internal controls, and defining improvement areas and corrective actions. As the watchdog of the organization, this role will be critical to protect the organization against potentially illegal or unethical activities. This person provides a service to both BPS management and the Boston School Committee by providing reports which assist them in discharging their responsibilities for BPS. This position reports administratively (i.e., administrative oversight matters, time reporting, work hours, compliance with BPS policies) to the Chief Financial Officer, but will perform functions as requested by the Boston School Committee, Superintendent, and Office of the Legal Advisor. Required Competencies: Knowledge of accounting principles, internal auditing standards, and internal control frameworks. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, representatives of governmental agencies, lawyers, administrators, and the public in a multicultural community. Effective decision-making and problem solving. Ability to quickly understand processes and their risk implications, analyze complex situations, reach appropriate conclusions, make value added and practical recommendations which efficiently make use of BPS resources. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and recommendations orally and in writing, and to influence change. Results-oriented ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Experience in using data analytics to improve audit coverage and efficiency of audit processes. Ability to liaise with External Audit Firms. Specific Job Responsibilities: Establishes and directs the internal controls function. Coordinate response to audit/review issues and reports, ensure timely audit follow-up and monitor the implementation of audit recommendations. Assist all members of management in fulfilling internal control requirements, performing risk assessments, and achieving strategic and operational goals. Evaluate all aspects of the agency's business, including accounting, operations, program management providers and contracts. Lead in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Internal Control Plan and other exercises that document BPS Internal Controls to ensure that systems, policies and procedures are adequate to achieve agency goals. Conduct reviews, propose business, policy, procedure and systems improvement, and research and respond to inquiries from district leadership concerning compliance-related matters. Participate in projects and serve as a consultant to management on internal control matters and improved operating efficiency and effectiveness Assists BPS with the review of appropriate policies and procedures. Prepares comprehensive written reports detailing results of audits and investigations. Performs follow-up procedures to determine adequacy of corrective actions. Builds and maintains working relationships with both BPS and City officials as appropriate. Ability to travel across the district and outside as needed. Qualifications - Required: Bachelor’s degree required Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in external or internal audit Minimum of three (3) years of management or supervisory experience Qualifications - Preferred: Master’s Degree in accounting, business, public policy or related field preferred Knowledge of federal, state, or city education funding mechanisms are strongly preferred Experience in a governmental or public agency is preferred Recognized audit designation (CPA, CIA, CA, CISA or equivalent) is preferred Terms: Managerial, D71. City of Boston residency is required. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Director of Internal Controls (SY21-22)

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Primary Location Central Office - Finance

Salary Range D71 ($132,600) / 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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