Deputy Director of Internal Audit
Characteristics of Work This is administrative work in which the incumbent serves as assistant director of an agency Internal Audit Division. The work includes assisting in conducting of long-range and annual internal audits of agency programs and their financial, electronic data processing, or programmatic efficiency; developing and maintaining statistical data and reports for the division; ensuring compliance of auditing work with state and federal regulations; identifying areas of risk for fraud and abuse, and focusing audits accordingly; and serving as division director in the absence of the director. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate staff, and is received from the agency Director of Internal Audit. Examples of Work Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following: Assists in the daily operation of the division. Directs complex audits utilizing a variety of testing, auditing, and appraisal technique; trains and monitors staff in conduction of auditing reviews and preparation of reports. Reviews federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance. Develops and maintains statistical data and reports for the division. Serves as liaison between the Director of Internal Audit, other agency divisions, and outside entities. Evaluates existing internal audit programs to determine program efficiency and the effectiveness of auditing techniques and procedures. Serves as division director in the absence of the director. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position. EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Education : A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, or a directly related field; AND Experience : Three (3) years of experience in accounting or auditing; OR Education : A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, or a directly related field; AND Experience : Four (4) years of experience in accounting or auditing. Required Certification : Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Required Documentation : Applicant must submit a copy of his/her license as a Certified Public Accountant or a certification as a Certified Internal Auditor. Special Experience : Employment must have been in an administrative, professional, and supervisory capacity in an area of work related to the functional responsibility of the division in which the position exists. In those divisions where registered specialists provide the primary source of functional and technical knowledge for planning and accomplishing the mission of the division, the incumbent may also be required to be registered and experienced in that profession. Work experience must have included supervising and coordinating a variety of functions.