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CT - Director of Internal Audit

  • 1.  CT - Director of Internal Audit

    Posted 01-26-2023 02:19 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 01-26-2023 02:18 PM

    Director of Internal Audit


    Recruitment #230125-1779MP-001

    Apply Here: Job Opening: - Department of Administrative Services 

    Location: Hartford, CT
    Date Opened: 1/26/2023 10:00:00 AM
    Salary: $105,678 - $144,090/year
    Job Type: Open to the Public
    Close Date: 2/9/2023 11:59:00 PM

    Are you a CPA looking for an opportunity to drive continuous innovation, improve business processes, and deliver value-added programs?
    If so, we are looking for you!  
    The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for an exciting Director of Internal Audit role within the Internal Audit Unit reporting directly to the Commissioner's Office
    • 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: 
    You will oversee the Internal Audit Unit, whose purpose is to determine the adequacy of controls and procedures and to assist all levels of management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with analyses, appraisals, recommendations, and pertinent comments concerning departmental activities reviewed.
    This will be accomplished by reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy, and application of accounting, financial, and other operating controls; ascertaining the extent of compliance with established policies, plans, and procedures; ascertaining the extent to which department assets are accounted for and safeguarded from loss; recommending operating and process improvements; and interpreting federal and state laws, regulations and policies relating to agency operations.  
    If you're results driven and detail oriented this is the role you've been searching for! Demonstrate your eagerness to deliver information to all levels of constituents by showcasing your excellent communication and writing skills! 
    You will be responsible for:
    • Testing compliance with internal procedures and policies and, when necessary, identifying steps to improve controls;
    • Consulting and advising agency officials on programmatic and fiscal matters and implications of federal and state laws and regulations on agency initiatives (e.g. Federal and State Single Audit requirements);
    • Serving as liaison to the State Auditors of Public Accounts and federal government including coordinating requests and the Department's response to these entities for information relating to the review of agency operations based on the audit of the Division;  
    • Training audit staff on audit techniques and work paper standards; 
    • Conducting forensic examinations based on whistleblower complaints received from the Auditors of Public Accounts and/or the Office of the Attorney General; and
    • Performing sub-recipient audits of the contracted non-profit providers' audited financial statements in compliance with the State Single Audit requirements.
    • Coordination of internal audit workgroup and functions ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements; and
    • Developing and making recommendations on policies and standards.

    • Monday-Friday
    • Full-time (40 hours/week)
    • 1st Shift 
    • Hybrid telework schedules available 
    • Centrally located in Hartford, CT (450 Columbus Blvd) with easy access to all major highways 

    WHO WE ARE: 
    The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is a state agency whose mission is to provide efficient and effective administrative services to state agencies, departments, and other governmental entities. DAS leads procurement, information technology, human resources, and other administrative functions.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • Experience with current practices regarding internal controls and fraud prevention. 
    • Experience auditing profit or non-profit organizations.
    • Experience identifying potential risk in processes and transactions relating to financial and operational controls.
    • Experience reporting and analyzing audit results and presenting them to the internal and external stakeholders.
    • Experience evaluating related action plans and financial process improvement opportunities.  
    • Certification of Certified Public Accountant.


    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