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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Administrator - Internal Audit is responsible for overseeing and directing the activities of the Internal Audit Section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Ensures that all audit work is conducted in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as set by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Supervises programmatic, operational, performance, compliance and financial related audits to determine that internal controls are adequate to safeguard state assets and minimize risk of agencies not achieving their objectives. Ensures agencies are operating efficiently and effectively in their use of state resources, agencies are applying proper fiscal policies and agencies are complying with state and federal laws. Ensures that all allegations of fraud, waste and abuse reported are appropriately investigated in an objective manner and that the results are appropriately communicated to the proper authorities. Supervises compliance audits of agencies to ensure adherence to the rules and regulations for implementing Executive Order 98-04 and Act 34 of 1999. Supervises subordinates including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating performance, and terminating personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System, the Arkansas Financial Management Guide, and other statewide rules. Knowledge of Executive Order 98-04 and Act 34 of 1999. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional and administrative support staff. Ability to interpret and apply fiscal rules, laws or policies to specific situations. Ability to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Ability to evaluate agency operations and internal controls, identify areas of weakness and/or non-compliance with laws, rules and accepted procedures and recommend corrective actions. Ability to communicate with all levels of agency management. Ability to act independently of agency management in order to maintain the objectivity required to effectively operate an internal audit section.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in auditing or accounting operations, including four years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Public Accountancy in accordance with ACA 17-12-301 and certified as a Certified Internal Auditor by the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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