The Director of Internal Audit administers an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. The Director of Internal Audit helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. To this end, the Director of Internal Audit will furnish management and the Board with analyses, recommendations, counsel and information concerning the activities reviewed.
The duties for the Director of Internal Audit include, but are not limited to, the following: • General oversight of the Internal Audit Department • Management, supervision, and mentoring of Internal Audit staff • Manage resources necessary to carry out the mission of the Department, including staffing, budgeting and scheduling • Facilitate the development and administration of the Department’s annual risk-based audit plan • Manage the internal audit process, which includes the areas of planning, field work and reporting • Manage the Department’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Program • Maintain a system to monitor the disposition of audit observations • Coordinate development of the Department’s annual activity report • Coordinate external financial and actuarial audits, and vulnerability assessments/penetration tests • Manage the System’s fraud hotline • Facilitate Audit Committee meetings and present engagement results
• A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or a related field; AND • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA); AND • Seven years of experience at the managerial level with responsibility for an internal audit, administrative, accounting, finance, IT, risk, or investment function; such experience must include or be augmented by: o Seven years of experience working in an audit or risk capacity; AND o Seven years of experience managing and supervising staff
• Strong interpersonal skills • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization and work effectively with others • Ability to effectively lead and strengthen teams • Ability to motivate and mentor staff in a positive and respectful manner • Ability to work collaboratively across all departments to achieve System-wide objectives • Proven record of taking initiative/self-starter • Strategic thinker committed to proactive identification of solutions and improvements • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability communicate with and present information to a wide variety of audiences, including the Audit Committee and Retirement Board • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements • Possess discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service • Knowledge and understanding of internal auditing principles and practices (IPPF) • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and practices (GASB) • Knowledge and understanding of information security principles and practices (NIST) • Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations • Graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, IT or a related field
Additional Salary Information: THIS IS NOT A REMOTE WORK POSITION.
This position does not come under the jurisdiction of the Department of Civil Service. It comes under the Manager/Executive Plan. New appointees to Manager/Executive Plan positions must serve a one-year review period. If you are currently employed by NYSTRS in a Confidential or Negotiating Unit position, you will be granted leave without pay from your current position while you are serving the review period. Upon successful completion of the review period, the hold on your current position will be discontinued and you will no longer have any rights under Civil Service.
About New York State Teachers' Retirement System
NYSTRS is the second-largest public retirement system in the state and one of the 10-largest public pension funds in the nation.
Established in 1921 by the New York State Legislature, NYSTRS provides retirement, disability and death benefits to eligible New York State public school teachers and administrators.
Our Mission: To provide our members with a secure pension.
Our Vision: To be the model for pension fund excellence and exceptional customer service.
We serve nearly 264,000 active members and over 169,000 retirees and beneficiaries.
Membership in NYSTRS is mandatory for all full-time teachers, teaching assistants, guidance counselors and administrators employed in New York State public schools (excluding New York City), Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and eligible charter schools that opted to participate as an employer in NYSTRS.
Membership for teachers employed less than full time is optional. Employers are required to notify part-time teachers in writing of their right to membership in the System.
Teachers employed by a New York State community college or SUNY (excluding graduate assistants or teaching assistants) may elect membership in NYSTRS or the Optional Retirement Program.