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Director, Internal Audit

Company: New York State Gaming Commission
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Director, Internal Audit

Location: One Broadway Center, Schenectady, NY 12305

Salary Range: $95,056-$120,156

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The incumbent of this position reports directly to the Director of the Bureau of Risk Management and is responsible for the internal audit program for the agency.

The Commission consists of four (4) Divisions - Lottery, Racing, Gaming, and Charitable Gaming. It also consists of four (4) Bureaus/Offices - Finance and Administration, Licensing, Legal, and Risk Management. As such, Office of Internal Audit conducts auditing of the multiple Divisions, Bureaus, and Offices. The Director will manage and direct the day-to-day work activities of the office, including supervision of staff.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Plan and direct internal audits in all areas of the Commission. The scope of these audits includes ensuring:

- Reliability and integrity of reports and management information.

- Compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, contracts, and regulations.

- Internal controls are suitably designed and operating effectively.

- Key Commission management goals and objectives are accomplished.

Report progress against the Audit Plan to the Director of the Bureau of Risk Management and the Executive Director on a regular basis.
Prepare and review audit work papers associated with audit planning, testing and audit findings.
Discuss and recommend corrective actions addressing audit findings, and recommend changes in accounting and operational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with internal control standards.
Direct follow-up reviews to ensure that management directives are followed.
Oversee the acquisition and management of consultant audit firms engaged to conduct internal audit projects.
Liaise with external review groups on matters of concern with the Commission to ensure that audits are properly coordinated, and all objectives are accomplished.
Assist in documenting and developing the scope and objectives for external audit projects that emerge during events and determine where external resources should be used to supplement internal audit efforts.
Address quality assurance issues arising from external audit projects, as needed.

Ensure that the work performed by members of the internal audit unit complies with professional standards of internal auditing.

Supervise the work performed by the internal audit staff members to carry out their responsibilities and evaluate key staff members on their performance.
Manage internal audit engagements and ensure that time spent is commensurate with the risks and concerns associated with the audit area.
Attend executive staff or Commission meetings and other functions as appropriate and directed.
Prepare an annual audit plan for review and approval.
Provide Commission-wide education of internal audit policy to help insure an understanding of the audit process and goals, development of testing mechanisms and their evaluation.
Represent the Commission with other agencies and stakeholders as directed and appropriate.
Prepare reports, briefings and presentations for the Commissioners, Executive Director and/or staff as required.
Preform other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree and five (5) years of relevant senior level experience.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience conducting or managing one or more of the following: audits, examinations, or program reviews, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
The bachelor's degree should be in a field substantially related to Law, Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field.

Essential Skills:

Solid leadership and management skills.
Exceptional organization and analytical skills.
Understanding of standard principles of accounting.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Superior interpersonal skills.
Experience in working with governmental entities in a regulatory and/or legal capacity.

Extensive knowledge of internal audit professional standards.Desirable candidates would also possess:

Professional certification, such as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Master's degree in accounting, business, management, public administration, economics, or a related field.

Experience managing an internal audit staff of a business or non-profit organization or government agency comparable to the Commission in size and scope.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Additional Information:


We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

Choice of several health insurance plans.
Dental and vision insurance.
Membership in the New York State Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation Investment Plan.
13 vacation days per year.
13 paid holidays per year.
8 sick days per year.
5 personal days per year.
Tuition reimbursement.
Training and development opportunities.

Appointment to these positions in State government requires candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This includes a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check including fingerprinting. The Commission will pay the fee for fingerprinting. All convictions must be disclosed. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case is determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws.

Prior Employment Restrictions: The law that established the Commission (Section 107 of New York's Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law) prohibits any person from being employed by the Commission if, during the period commencing three years prior to employment, such person held any interest in, or employment by, any corporation, association or person engaged in gaming activity with the State.

Telecommuting: Gaming Commission employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the Gaming Commission's Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Prohibition against Playing and Wagering: Commission employees and family members residing in their households are prohibited from purchasing Lottery tickets or claiming Lottery prizes. Commission employees are prohibited from wagering upon any horse racing, commercial gaming, video lottery gaming, Indian gaming, charitable gaming activities, interactive fantasy sports, and mobile sports wagering within the State. To avoid any appearance of impropriety or conflict of interest, Commission employees will be prohibited from all aspects of promoting, operating, and playing in any charitable gaming, which includes bingo and games of chance such as raffles, whether the organization conducting the game is required to be licensed by the Commission. The prohibition placed upon each Commission employee from assisting with any charitable gaming does not apply to the employee's family unless the employee thinks it presents a conflict of interest related to his or her job duties. Commission employees must also avoid any outside activities that could interfere or be perceived to interfere with their job duties.

Outside Activities and Employment: It is the obligation of every employee of the NYS Gaming Commission to pursue a course of conduct that will not cause public concern as to whether such employee is engaged in activities in conflict with the public trust. It is vital that even the appearance of a conflict of interest be avoided in view of the critical nature of the Commission's responsibilities. In addition, employees should not use Gaming Commission equipment or supplies, or Gaming Commission time to pursue or engage in any such activities. All outside employment and volunteer activities must be approved by the Gaming Commission.

Post-Employment Restrictions: Post-employment restrictions apply to all State Officers and Employees subject to Public Officers Law Section 73. They apply to part-time and seasonal employees and apply equally regardless of the duration of employment while with New York State. For the two-year period immediately following separation from State service, former State Officers and Employees are prohibited from:

Appearing or practicing, regardless of compensation, before their former agency, and
Receiving compensation on behalf of a client in relation to a matter before their former agency

State Officers and Employees may also be subject to a "reverse two-year bar" that requires State officers and employees to recuse themselves from matters involving their former private sector employers for two years after entering State service.

The "lifetime bar" prohibits a former State Officer or Employee from providing services, regardless of compensation, and from rendering services for compensation, in relation to any case, proceeding, application or transaction with respect to which the former employee was directly concerned and in which he or she personally participated, or which was under his or her active consideration while in State service.

Eligibility for Employment: You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

The New York State Gaming Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How and Where to Apply

Email submissions are preferred. Director, Internal Audit should be indicated in the subject line.

Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format. We are unable to open documents from Google Docs, Google Drive, OneDrive, and/or "the Cloud".

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:

or fax to 518-388-3368

Keywords: New York State Gaming Commission, Schenectady , Director, Internal Audit, Executive , Schenectady, New York

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