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CT - Director of Internal Audit

  • 1.  CT - Director of Internal Audit

    Posted 02-16-2023 04:29 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 02-16-2023 04:29 PM

    Director Of Internal Audit


    Recruitment #230207-1779MP-001

    Please use this link to apply:  https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=230207&R2=1779MP&R3=001 


    Are you a results-oriented, standout leader seeking an exciting opportunity to lead all aspects of the internal and external audit functions within the State Department of Education?  
    If so, we invite you to read below and learn more about this fantastic opportunity! 
    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for a Director of Internal Audit opportunity to lead and direct our Internal Audit Office located in Hartford, CT.  
    As the Director of Internal Audit, we can offer you: 
    • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
    • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
    • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
    • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities. 
    • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
    The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to assist the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education's management in identifying, avoiding and, when necessary, mitigating risks.
    The Director of Internal Audit reports directly to the State Board of Education through the Board's Finance, Audit and Budget Committee and reports administratively to the Commissioner of Education. Additionally, prepare and submit to the Board's Finance, Audit and Budget Committee an Annual Audit Plan for the next fiscal year. 
    This role leads and directs the CSDE Internal Audit Office staff in performing the following audit activities for CSDE's multi-billion dollar operation and certain audit services for the Office of Early Childhood as well as the following duties: 
    • Reviews and evaluates the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and operating controls and procedures, and the cost effectiveness of such controls and procedures;
    • Determines the extent of compliance with established statutes, regulations, policies, plans and procedures;
    • Audits accounts and financial transactions, including performing forensic analyses;
    • Audits the operations of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS); 
    • Ascertains the extent to which assets were accounted for and safeguarded from losses of all kinds;
    • Determines the reliability of management data developed within the organization and by relevant outside agencies; 
    • Evaluates the quality and completeness with which management performed assigned responsibilities;
    • Recommends improvement in the operations and the use of resources in the Department;
    • Assesses the adequacy and effectiveness and security of information processing systems, and; 
    • Coordinates work with external certified public accountant (CPA) firms and the Auditors of Public Accounts (APA) to provide assurance to the Board, departmental managers, and state and federal regulators that resources are being used efficiently, effectively and in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. 
    Our  ideal candidate will have:
    • 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.
    Position Highlights:
    • Full-time, 40 hours per week
    • Monday through Friday schedule
    • First shift hours, however must be flexible in order to meet the needs of our agency
    • Hybrid position with opportunity to telework
    • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd Avenue Hartford, CT 

    Please watch the video below to see what its like to be a State of CT employee!


      These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
      To Apply:
      • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
      • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
      • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
      • 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.
      Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
      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.
      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 question'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.
      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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
      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.
      Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
      Connect With Us:
      If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
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      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 working as a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Internal Auditor.
      • Experience conducting or managing audits, examinations, or program reviews in the public or private sector.
      • Experience interpreting or applying state and federal legislation in the public or private sector.
      • Experience reporting and analyzing audit results and presenting them to the internal and external stakeholders.
      • Experience evaluating corrective action plans associated with audit results.


      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.

      Jasmyn Raymond
      Human Resources
      State of Connecticut
      Hartford CT
      (860) 856-8796