Auditor II (Senior Auditor)

Auditor II (Senior Auditor)
The School District of Philadelphia
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Description

This is a full-time, PFT (union) represented role. The salary range for this role is $50,095.00 - $75,674

Job Summary
The Auditor II will work as a part of the Board of Education. In this role you will examine School District operational and financial activities, complete audit reports and perform analysis of all accounting procedures and records when assigned to a small project. For larger audit projects you will focus on one phase of activity.

The successful candidate will have advanced accounting knowledge and perform standard audit procedures.
This is a Philadelphia Teachers Union (PFT) role and you will report to the Executive Director for Auditing Services. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a Central Office and provide support to the School District's children and staff.

Essential Functions

  • Audits the accounting and related records of School District departments; determines the degree of conformance to established accounting procedures and legal requirements.
  • Analyzes revenue records and expenditure accounts to determine accuracy and propriety.
  • Reviews documented processes against federal, state and District guidelines.
  • Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to ensure that processes and practices lead to appropriate compliance with federal, state and District guidelines.
  • Identifies areas of non-compliance, process gaps and deficiencies and communicates findings, recommendations and process improvement opportunities (corrective actions) to stakeholders (auditees).
  • Ensures findings, corrective actions and communications with stakeholders are properly documented.
  • Manages multiple audit projects of varying size and complexity at various stages of the audit process.
  • Surveys accounting and personnel records procedures, as well as inventory control methods to serve as a basis for audit reports; cites exceptions or violations in such procedures.
  • Prepares a variety of detailed and summary financial statements; sets forth the status of subsidiary accounts for departments concerned.
  • Researches and analyzes financial statement and audit related issues.
  • Proactively interacts with the department’s management to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for business and process improvements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree program in accounting, finance, business administration, government administration or public administration at an accredited college or university.
  • Three years of full-time, paid, professional audit compliance experience and an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), general audit procedures and internal controls.


  • Possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate, Certified Fraud Examiner Certificate, Certified Internal Auditor Certificate or a master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, government administration or public administration may be substituted for one year of the above experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the principles and practices of accounting.
  • accepted auditing procedures.

Demonstrated skill in:

  • the principles and practices of organization.
  • analyzing financial data sets.
  • preparing outstanding written and oral presentations.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • perform detailed audits of the financial affairs of schools and departments.
  • prepare a variety of detailed financial statements and exhibits.
  • interpret and explain statutory and other requirements pertaining to the School District.
  • apply audit standards through practical application
  • maintain confidentiality of audit findings, recommendations and penalties/sanctions.
  • work as a self starter and to multitask and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines.
  • pay attention to detail.
  • communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.


  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.