Buffalo Public Schools Senior Auditor - Permanent/Provisional - RB 18-299 in Buffalo, New York

Title:Senior Auditor - Permanent/Provisional - RB 18-299

ID:4177

Department:Transportation

Location:Service Center

Division:Civil Service

Description

BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

ROOM 720 CITY HALL

BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14204

RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #18-299 November 9, 2018

BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY

Civil Service Residency Requirements will apply

POSITION: Senior Auditor - Permanent/Provisional

SALARY: $44,533 - $53,242

LOCATION: Transportation Department, 105 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220

APPLICATION: CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.buffaloschools.org

Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An incumbent to a position in this class independently performs difficult and responsible auditing work in connection with a variety of assignments. Duties involve the responsibility for the exercise of independent judgment in planning, managing and preparing complex financial reports. Work is usually performed under general supervision and in accordance with outlined objectives, policies and detailed procedures. Difficult technical or policy matters are usually referred to a supervisor for decision and recommendations. Supervision may be exercised over auditing and/or clerical personnel assigned.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Supervises and participates in the pre-audit of time reports and payrolls for payment of salaries and wages to city employees;

  • Instructs payroll clerks in all divisions as to the methods and procedures to be used in preparing payrolls before audit;

  • Audits all special claims for salary and wages;

  • Audits revenue receipts at the point of incidence and their disposition;

  • Designs and installs accounting procedures for newly created agencies, grants and special projects;

  • Revises and improves existing procedures and systems;

  • Audits departmental expenditures and accounting thereof;

  • Conducts special field examinations of private books and records in which the City has an interest by virtue of an agreement, lease or contract;

  • Conducts special field examinations involving relationships with other governmental units;

  • Compiles statistical records and supplies information to local, state and federal offices and Common Council;

  • Audits Police and Fire Departments local pension payrolls;

  • Pre-audits purchase orders and contracts as to legality and price of materials, supplies or service purchased by city departments;

  • Pre-audits department orders covering repairs, services and construction work as to proper authorization and maintains respective contract ledgers;

  • Audits accident reports and awards made by New York State Compensation Board and maintains a ledger of such awards;

  • Operates personal computer for use of both word processing and financial spreadsheet software;

  • Performs related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of general accounting and auditing techniques;

  • Ability to understand and interpret written material;

  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others;

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports;

  • Ability to get along well with others;

  • Ability to be trained in the operation of personal computers, data terminals, printers and CRT Terminals;

  • Ability to get along well with others; Initiative; Tact;

  • Physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotional:

(A) Applicants must have continuous and permanent status in any city department as an Accountant, Auditor (BMHA), Assistant Accountant or Assistant Auditor for one year;

OR

(B) Applicants must have continuous and permanent status in any city department as an Assistant Financial Officer or Fiscal Supervisor for one year;

OR

(C) Applicants must have continuous and permanent status in any city department as a Junior Accountant or Junior Auditor for two years.

IN ADDITION, applicants qualifying under (B) and (C) must meet one of the following:

(A) Masters Degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing (must present transcript at time of filing application);

OR

(B) Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing and one year of full-time accounting or auditing experience (must present transcript at time of filing application);

OR

(C) Associates Degree from an accredited college, university or business institute including or supplemented by 15 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing and three years of full time accounting or auditing experience (must present transcript at time of filing application);

Open Competitive:

(A) Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing and two years of full time accounting or auditing experience (must present transcript at time of application);

OR

(B) Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing and three years of full-time accounting or auditing experience (must present transcript at time of filing application);

OR

(C) Associate’s Degree from an accredited college, university or business institute including or supplemented by 15 credit hours in Accounting/Auditing and five years of full-time accounting or auditing experience (must present transcript at time of filing application);

OR

(D) an equivalent combination as defined within the limits of A through C.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time experience will be pro-rated to meet full-time experience requirements. Proof of education must be presented at time of appointment.

ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE - is defined as the art or system of keeping financial records. It is the recording classifying, verifying and reporting financial data and presenting an analysis or interpretation of their significance. It includes the preparation of financial statements and schedules.

AUDITING EXPERIENCE - is defined as the art of confirming financial statements or documenting the veracity of financial data. It includes a critical review of financial records and documents and an appraisal of fiscal procedures and operations.

EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE - would be a full charge bookkeeper who is responsible for a full set of financial records including general ledger and all subsidiaries, Junior Accountant/Auditor and similar position.

EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE - are account-clerical experience and experience limited to posting, maintaining, examining or preparing one or more of the following: voucher register, sales register, cashbook, insurance register, accounts-receivable ledger, accounts payable ledger, any other special journal or subsidiary ledger, or experience preparing income tax returns

FINAL FILING DATE: November 27, 2018

APPROVED:

Ms. Jamie Warren

Associate Superintendent for Human Resources