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Choice Program School Finance Auditor

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping us increase our diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to
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The Parental Education Options Team is responsible for distributing over $340 million in state funds to private schools for the state's Parental School Choice Programs (PSCP). The School Finance Auditor's role is to ensure schools participating in the program are meeting the PSCP's financial and programmatic requirements and ensure the audits and agreed upon procedure reports are in compliance with professional requirements. This work is highly collaborative and solution-oriented. This position includes infrequent travel (1-3 times per year).
If this is work you would like to do, then please apply for our School Finance Auditor position on the Parental Education Options Team within the Division for Finance and Management. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI.
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Position Summary:   
Under the general supervision of the Parental Education Options Team Director, this employee works with a team of 3 other auditors who are responsible for developing, implementing, and determining adherence to accounting, financial reporting and auditing requirements for private schools participating in the Private School Choice Programs (PSCP). The PSCP includes the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Racine Parental Choice Program, Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, and the Special Needs Scholarship Program. The PSCP audit team has the primary responsibility for reviewing PSCP budgets to ensure schools are financially viable. Independent certified public accounting firms complete financial audits, fiscal and internal control practices, and membership audits. The PSCP audit team reviews them to ensure the schools are in compliance with programmatic requirements and that the audits and agreed upon procedure reports are in compliance with professional requirements. This individual provides advanced and highly technical consultation and direction to practicing certified public accountants, department staff and private schools by providing written guidance, trainings, and responding to specific questions. Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is necessary.
Special Notes:   
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.
Applicants must have professional training in accounting and auditing such as that which would be acquired by earning a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or other business area from an accredited post-secondary college/university, or commensurate experience and training.
Please address the following in your resume.
A minimally qualified applicant must have:
• Education or experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and
• Experience preparing, auditing, or assessing the financial statements of an organization.
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