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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Financial Services

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $88,412.00 Annually



Listing Expires: August 26, 2019

Job Description:

Director of Internal Audit

SALARY: $88,412.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/01/19

CLOSING DATE: 08/26/19 04:00 PM



Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Director of Internal Auditor in the District Business Office.

This position serves as the Community Colleges of Spokane, Internal Audit Administrator. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for management of all internal fiscal compliance, and internal audit issues for the District. This position will review CCS fiscal records relating to grants, contracts and sub-contractor organizations receiving funding from CCS for adherence to federal, state and local regulations; conduct risk assessments in various capacities; and perform internal fiscal audits and investigations. Much of the work performed by this position is conducted on-site at various CCS departments and at sub-contractor and consortium member sites within the state. This position integrates and ensures internal controls are in place and monitored in order to reduce and/or prevent identified operational risks, promote institutional compliance awareness, and serve as a resource to others in developing or improving risk management processes.



  • Direct the formulation, execution, and evaluation of a comprehensive fiscal compliance and internal audit plan in support of the board's vision, mission, policy and strategic plan. Provides integrated research, planning, support and leadership in the development of fiscal compliance, internal control and internal audit initiatives and programs. Interface with senior administration, faculty, staff, and regulatory agency officials regarding fiscal compliance and internal audit matters. *
  • Verify the integrity of the district's financial statements and internal control systems. Develop annual audit and compliance reports. Stay aware of all applicable laws, regulations and practices affecting financial compliance. Prepare and submit reports documenting financial risk assessment, opportunities for improvement, and recommendations for strengthening internal controls consistent with COSO and COBIT frameworks. *
  • Conduct general organizational risk assessment, prioritize risk management concerns, and assist responsible departments to develop plans for loss prevention, reduction and internal controls. Review work plans and develop monitoring and allocation plans and checklists; determine level of compliance for CCS and sub-recipients and consortium members and report on areas of fiscal non-compliance. *
  • Serve as CCS' ethics advisor, establishing a confidential resource for receipt of ethics, whistleblower and related questions/complaints. Direct investigation and/or investigate potential violations of laws, regulations, and policies. *
  • Serve as CCS' Records Retention Officer, and Public Disclosure Advisor. *
  • Promote and build institutional awareness of rules, standards and guidelines established by various regulatory agencies. Develop and deliver training and communication regarding fiscal compliance issues. Partner to ensure accurate data and timelines are met related to fiscal compliance requirements. Ensure all fiscal compliance requirements are known by staying current in new regulations, developing compliance issues and trends. Establish a working relationship and communicate regularly with regulatory agency staff. *
  • Ensure continued district and college compliance with: Revised Code of Washington, Office of the Treasury, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Internal Audit Standards, Federal Grants Management, and other known requirements. *
  • Act as principal fiscal compliance and internal audit advisor to the Chief Financial Officer. Administrate the operations, functions, budgets, staff and activities of the following assigned functions/programs: Internal audit, internal controls, federal fiscal regulatory compliance, and grant and contract review. Represent the District in the community college system, state, and other outside activities as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer. *
  • Adhere to the Washington Administrative Code on personnel, classified rules, and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations and student success. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan. *


'*' Indicates this is an essential duty




  • Bachelors' in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
    an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
  • Three years of progressive responsibility as an administrator of business, regulatory and financial functions related to this position, including knowledge of Washington State governmental accounting systems and practices.
  • Experience with Washington State and federal laws, regulations and statutes related to financial audit, risk management and related trends and issues in higher education and community college administration.
  • Skill in oral and written communication to include effective presentation of complex data; providing timely consultation and advice to other executives and administrators; Utilizing and implementing effective and efficient information/software programs relevant to the functions assigned.
  • Skill in effective problem-solving and mediation.
  • Ability to represent the college effectively and productively throughout the District, community and state levels.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.





  • Previous financial audit experience with governmental agencies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal control development and monitoring.
  • Experience administering organizational risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of development of proper internal controls.
  • Knowledge of the specific regulations affecting Washington state community or technical colleges.
  • Experience at the policy/administration level within a large, multi-unit organization.
  • Experience auditing compliance of state and/or federal grants.


* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $114,533 - $ 118,846.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.




  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Work directly with clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.





  • Contract position
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Ability to travel locally as well as occasional out-of-town travel. If using personal vehicle for travel proof of driver's license and car insurance required


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume (including copies of certifications). *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.


NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.