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The Internal Audit Deputy Director is responsible for directing programmatic, operational, performance, and compliance audits of executive branch state agencies to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources while maintaining effective internal controls that will ensure the achievement of operational, financial and compliance objectives. This position is governed by Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit (IIA Standards), Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Works regular shifts, daily and weekly; rare instances of overtime required.

Typical Functions:

Directs internal audit projects including programmatic, operational/performance, and compliance related audits of state agencies, boards, and commissions; reviewing and analyzing the work of subordinates; and training and assisting staff throughout each project. Directs consultation projects, which include efficiency studies, assigned to the Office of Internal Audit through legislation and present a report to Arkansas Legislative Council or other authoritative body. Manages the coordination of the State Agency Control Self-Assessment Process, to include developing/modifying the reporting application, developing associated processes, and training agency personnel. Manages investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse of government resources of state agencies, boards, and commissions; reviewing and analyzing the work of subordinates; and training and assisting staff throughout each investigation. Managing other agency internal auditors (through an interagency agreement) including scheduling programmatic, operational/performance, and compliance audits of the state agency; reviewing and analyzing the work of internal auditor(s) of the agency; training and assisting the internal auditor(s) throughout each project and presenting reports to management and the governing board. Assist in the implementation of policies and procedures for the planning, staffing, and overall operation of the Office of Internal Audit, including making hiring decisions, administering disciplinary action, and performing staff evaluations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of IIA Standards and GAGAS. Knowledge of Government Accounting Standards and GAAP. Knowledge of Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS), the Arkansas Financial management Guide, and other statewide rules. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques. 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 effectively plan, organize and supervise all types of audit and consultation engagements. Ability to apply advanced data analytics and utilize Microsoft applications at an advanced level. Ability to direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare accurate and value-added audit reports. Ability to understand and work in unfamiliar computer state agency applications without prior knowledge. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of agency management, including department Secretaries.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; seven years of experience in accounting, financial management, auditing, or related area, with five of the seven years of experience being in internal auditing; and, four years in a managerial or supervisory capacity within an internal audit function.

Required Certificates:

Must be certified as a Certified Public Accountant by the Board of Accountancy in accordance with ACA 17-12-301 and certified as a Certified Internal Auditor by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OF PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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