Director Internal Audit

$95,056 - $120,156 yearly
  • NYS Gaming Commission
  • 1 Broadway, Schenectady, NY, USA
  • Nov 17, 2022
Full time Accounting Gaming Government Management

Job Description



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.