DPI Fiscal Auditor (Journey)

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DPI Fiscal Auditor (Journey)

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University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The SERVE Center is a university-based research, development, dissemination, evaluation, and technical assistance center. Through customized research and evaluation services, SERVE delivers actionable insights for both policymakers and practitioners. From large-scale experimental studies to small-scale qualitative work on topics ranging from early childhood to high school reform, SERVE builds the capacity of educators and policymakers to improve educational outcomes for students of all ages.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of the DPI Fiscal Auditor position is to review sub-grantee procedures and conduct fiscal audits/reviews for federal programs. Subgrantees receive funding in numerous transactions over a single fiscal year and must ensure that these monies are distributed appropriately and that each transaction is necessary according to the goals and objectives of the specific program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in accounting; or Associate’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. all degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in financial field, with three (3) or more years progressively responsible experience – to include school and/or district level leadership positions.
  • General knowledge of implementing federally-funded programs to support K-12 education, including SEAs, LEAs, and schools.
  • Experience in researching, writing, and editing financial reports.
  • Experience in meeting planning and facilitation.
  • Experience in developing materials and products for training and technical assistance offerings, and for broad dissemination.
  • Experience in the use of technology to support communication (e.g., websites, listservs) and virtual professional learning (e.g., webinars, online communities).
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other applications for developing and preparing materials.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team of colleagues.
  • Sensitivity in working with diverse groups.

Alternate Option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

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SERVE - 12004

Work Hours of Position:

40 hours, 8 am - 5 pm, M-F

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Administrative & Managerial

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Essential Tasks:

Review of subgrantee invoices, payroll and accounting procedures. Review of supplies/inventory. Review of local audits/report summaries. Analyze subgrantee financial statements for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations. Review subgrantee controls to ensure that financial data comes from reliable sources. Check for mismanagement of subgrantee funds.

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Internal Control

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Inspect internal accounting systems for efficiency. Organize and maintain financial records for the division. Identify ways to improve processes for discovering and eliminating waste and fraud.

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Develop and present unbiased and independent reports.

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Technical Assistance

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Provide pre and post audit technical assistance as needed.
Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge – Professional

Competency Description:

Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to cost, governmental accounting, and nongovernmental accounting. Knowledge of program specifics. Thorough knowledge of applicable information technology to perform accounting duties. May require ability to develop and implement system changes.

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Financial Monitoring & Analysis

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Ability to compile, monitor, examine, and audit moderately complex financial statements/reports/accounts or budget codes for accuracy, integrity, and conformance to accounting and program guidelines. Ability to develop, evaluate, and implement changes to accounting systems and processes. Ability to identify substantive issues and thoroughly and accurately research and analyze them. May require the ability to design data collection, reporting tools, and financial models. Ability to prepare, disseminate, and interpret financial reports. Ability to serve as technical advisor on fiscal management and reporting issues. Ability to identify changing requirements and
problems regarding management needs, fiscal procedures, account structures or reports, and accounting systems. Ability to recognize and respond to unusual activity. May require the ability to make corrections related to unusual activities. Ability to evaluate systems of control and recommend improvements/changes.

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Decision Making and Problem Solving

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Ability to assess and resolve unprecedented problems that require research and review of policy, procedures, and regulations. Ability to apply judgment for problem resolutions or program requirements based on delegated authority.

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Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Competency Description:

Ability to prepare written and/or technical products which convey concise, comprehensive, and accurate findings and conform to guidelines. Ability to provide appropriate documentation to support
conclusions. Ability to review and edit the work of others. Ability to convey and/or consult on issues of a moderately complex nature in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success. Ability to modify delivery, language, or content to suit the characteristics and needs of the audience.

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Reading, Writing, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures, Vision-Visual inspection, Hearing, Talking, Lifting-0-30 lbs.




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Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 12/11/2020
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