Rock Hill Schools

Internal Auditor at Central Office (2020 School Year)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related degree

Minimum of three years’ experience in auditing, business analysis, or program evaluation with supervisory experience preferred

Effective public relation skills

Extensive computer experience required, especially with financial and/or business software

Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices

Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products

Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions

Skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines

Skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting observations and recommendations

Outstanding references from current and former supervisors


Salary Range:        Administrative Scale/Group 8


Length of Contract:  12 months/8 hours per day


Starting Date:    January 2020


College transcripts, three references, and a copy of appropriate credentials should also be submitted during the application process.


Prior to employment, the District will request a criminal record history check for past action of crimes.  For this reason, information about date of birth, gender, and race is requested as a part of the application process.







Purpose Statement:

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Internal Auditor is to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control system and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.  The Internal Auditor is responsible for conducting independent analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, and information concerning the activities reviewed.  Internal audit work includes conducting performance, financial, and compliance audit projects.


The Internal Auditor reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


Essential Functions

  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Assists in identifying and evaluating the organization’s risk areas and provides input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan for the purpose of developing and maintaining district-wide financial reliability and integrity and meeting the district’s mission.
  • Review and evaluate compliance with and the effectiveness of the internal control system and assist in maintaining efficient and effective internal controls.
  • Analyzes data and develops reports on a timely basis for the purpose of informing staff and providing material that is useful in planning and evaluating processes.
  • Analyzes policies, systems, laws, and procedures for the purpose of determining district compliance.
  • Collaborates with and assists other district personnel for the purpose of assessing and evaluating the fidelity of services and/or programs in the district.
  • Develops long and short range plans/programs including annual master schedule for evaluation of programs, departments, or processes on a district-wide basis for the purpose of ensuring that district resources are effectively scheduled and utilized.
  • Performs audit procedures including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, conducting interviews, administers surveys, and documenting client processes and procedures for the purposes of affirming and/or correcting activities or processes.
  • Prepares progress reports, activity reports, and recommendations for the purpose of providing up-to-date status of projects and activities and suggestions for corrective action, if applicable.
  • Provides leadership and technical support for the purpose of designing, developing and maintaining an efficient auditing system and evaluating programs or activities.
  • Serves as a technical resource to the Chief Financial Officer and staff for the purpose of providing information to meet the district’s immediate and long-term needs.
  • Assist in planning and conducting in-service activities in the audited areas for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information and coordinating district activities.
  • Participates in presentations, meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Maintains comprehensive and current knowledge of accounting principles, applicable laws, and regulations; maintains current information on new accounting principles, methods, trends, and advances in the accounting profession.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; efficiently planning and managing projects and programs; overseeing program financial activities; developing effective working relationships; conducting quality control of work products; collecting and analyzing complex data; communicating effectively with various publics; and preparing and maintaining accurate and timely records and reports.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math and analysis, review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: application of pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; development of highly technical report formats; management of information systems terminology, concepts, and practices; SC Code of Ethics and Institute of Internal Auditors; and use of specific software such as accounting software, etc.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; and work with data of varied types and/or purposes. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.   Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and problem solving with equipment is limited.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing leadership, direction, and team building; communicating with persons of varied educational backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds; working independently under time constraints to meet deadlines and schedules; organizing and communicating information and concepts; setting priorities; working as part of a team; analyzing situations and making accurate decisions; working with multiple projects; dealing with frequent interruptions and changing work priorities; working with detailed information/data and maintaining accurate records; maintaining confidentiality, meeting defined deadlines; and facilitating communication between persons with frequently divergent positions.



Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives and supervising the use of funds for multiple departments. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



Job related experience within specialized field is required.  School district experience in accounting or auditing preferred.  Must have three (3) years experience in auditing.



Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in job related area required.


Required Testing                                                      

Pre-employment TB Test


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