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CT - Director of Internal Audit

  • 1.  CT - Director of Internal Audit

    Posted 02-09-2023 11:59 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 02-09-2023 11:59 AM

    Director of Internal Audit

    Recruitment #230206-1779MP-001

    Apply Here: https://bit.ly/3JUX31f 


    Do you enjoy developing comprehensive risk-based audit plans and programs?
    Does a career in public service excite you? 
    If so, read below & apply today!  
    The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Director of Internal Audit role reporting to the Commissioner's Office Chief of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
    • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
    • Competitive starting salary and structure 
    • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
    • Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
    • Professional growth and development opportunities
    • Culture that encourages work-life balance
    THE ROLE: 
    • Be responsible for managing the Division of Internal Audit and a team of up to six audit professionals.  Develop and execute a risk-based annual audit plans. 
    • Oversee and assist in the performance of financial and operational audits. 
    • Investigate of whistleblower complaints and oversee/assist with other special projects. 
    • Review the DOT's Bureau functions, accounts, and operations.  
    • Develop and execute audit plans, perform test work as deemed appropriate and write comprehensive reports detailing review results.  
    • Analyze financial transactions for program and/or contract compliance. 
    • Appraise and verify the accuracy and adequacy of records, systems, and controls.
    • Act as the liaison between the Commissioner's Office and the Auditors of Public Accounts.
    • Monday-Friday
    • Full-time (40 hours/week)
    • 1st Shift 
    • Centrally located in Newington, CT with easy access to all major highways 
    WHO WE ARE: As one of Connecticut's largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. We are committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.
    Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a State of CT employee! 


    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
    • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
    • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
    • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
    • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate's obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
    Please visit our "Applicant Tips on How to Apply" page.
    • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
    • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
    • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
    • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
    • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
    • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov.


    In a State agency, this class is accountable for directing the Internal Audit program.


    Directs staff and operations of program; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of program budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on activities; coordinates studies of departmental operations which include complex management studies of organizational structures and management and operating procedures; plans and directs a program of financial examinations of fiscal operations within department; analyzes financial transactions for program and/or contract compliance; appraises and verifies accuracy and adequacy of records, systems and controls; formulates long range plans to provide periodic examinations of all major departmental activities, programs and financial records; conducts highly sensitive and complex studies requested by Commissioner; may perform activities associated with the agency's provider audit process; performs related duties as required.


    Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principals and practices of auditing and accounting; considerable knowledge of organizational analysis; knowledge of financial examination procedures; some knowledge of data processing; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare comprehensive reports.


    Nine (9) years of professional experience in a combination of financial and operational analysis in a large business or public service organization.


    Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

    Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted to be at the level of Supervising Accountant or Supervising Accounts Examiner.


    1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
    2. A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


    • Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner. 
    • Experience in managing an Internal Audit function and staff. 
    • Experience in developing comprehensive risk-based audit plans and programs, performing appropriate audit test work, and preparing applicable audit findings and recommendations. 
    • Experience investigating whistleblower complaints, interviewing subjects of complaints, and dealing with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies when necessary. 
    • Experience with and knowledge of State and Federal contacting, statutes, and regulations. 
    • Experience reviewing program documents and contracts to determine areas for review and identify statutory and compliance requirements. 
    • Experience with assessing the relevance of audit findings, potential exposures, materiality, improving or deteriorating trends. 
    • Experience reviewing and compiling relevant findings and recommendations into concise audit reports.


    Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain at least one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

    Faith MacDonald
    Connecticut Department of Administrative Services
    Hartford CT
    (860) 937-6362