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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/07/18

Applications Due11/21/18

Vacancy ID61319

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleSenior Auditor - Item #07367

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 110 State Street

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Interested candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or currently an employee of New York State eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Transfer via 70.1

To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to a Sr. Auditor, SG-18, a candidate must: Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a qualifying title, a bachelor’s degree and 24 credit hours in accounting/auditing courses.

To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to an Auditor Trainee, a candidate must: Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a qualifying title, a bachelor’s degree including 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing courses.

Transfer via 70.4

To be eligible for a 70.4 transfer to an Auditor Trainee, a candidate must: Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a position allocated to a grade 12 or higher, a bachelor’s degree including 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing courses, and Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and Have passed the Professional Positions in Accounting and Auditing examination or Professional Career Opportunities . To be eligible for a 70.4 transfer to the Sr. Auditor, SG-18, a candidate must: Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a position allocated to a grade 16 or higher and Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.

To see if your title is eligible to transfer, please go to the GOT-IT website www.careermobilityoffice.cs.state.ny.us.

When determining eligibility for transfer, the Office of Human Resources will confirm trainee level. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be required to serve a 2-year traineeship that leads to the journey level, grade 18 position.

Duties Description Conduct Field Audits of Employer Compliance with Retirement and Social Security Laws, Rules and Regulations:

* Gain a thorough understanding of the laws, rules, regulations and policies that govern the issue.

* Review internal or external party’s polices and evaluate their compliance with laws, rules and regulations related to the Retirement System.

* Inspect records to determine if transactions are properly recorded, documented, and authorized. Verify data and records.

* Evaluate controls for efficiency and effectiveness and identify weaknesses.

* Ensure that the entity is providing accurate and complete data to the Retirement System.

* Determine the status and extent of the problem, through interviews, document analysis and outside research.

* Identify the causes of the problem and communicate with affected Bureaus in the Division to develop recommendations that are achievable and considerate of the impact on the employer, member and the retirement system as a whole.

* Work with employers and members to improve the accuracy and completeness of their reporting.

* Prepare reports of findings and recommend improvements to the employer or Division as appropriate to prevent any similar actions occurring in the future and identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

* Discuss findings with internal and external officials and recommend changes in procedures and systems needed. Facilitate the implementation of recommendations needing cross-bureau collaboration.

* Provide technical assistance to law enforcement officials in conjunction with criminal fraud findings.


Compliance Projects:

* Conduct risk assessments to determine what areas are high risk in terms of errors or expense to the Retirement System or conduct targeted projects in response to Executive requests.

* Develop plans of action outlining step-by-step methodologies for accomplishing the purpose of the project.

* Perform compliance and quality assurance activities that validate membership, eligibility status, service crediting and benefit and salary determinations.


Quality Assurance Projects:

* Conduct risk assessments to determine what areas are high risks or develop plans of action in response to requests for compliance reviews.

* Using analytical software such as SQL, query and analyze MEBEL data to conduct quality assurance activities. These activities should validate the accuracy and completeness of Retirement System data including data on membership, eligibility status, service crediting and benefit and salary determinations.

* Identify the errors and the cause of them where possible.

* Facilitate corrective action among Bureaus to prevent any similar actions occurring in the future and identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.



Investigating and Resolving Referrals:

* Collect and log all referrals, complaints, tips and other correspondences to the Comptroller or Retirement Division regarding alleged wrong-doings.

* Assess and track each contact based on risk, impact, and cost to the System and its members.

* Prioritize and address each contact in order of importance and time sensitivity.

* If the issue can be handled by a Bureau or other internal operating unit through its normal operating processes, draft a memo explaining the issue and the proposed action and forward the issue to the appropriate Bureau official.

* Facilitate the handling of the issue and any corrective action if cross-bureau coordination is necessary.

* Follow up with Bureau officials after a reasonable time to ensure proper corrective action has been taken.

* Discuss findings with internal and external officials and recommend changes in procedures and systems needed. Facilitate the implementation of recommendations needing cross-bureau collaboration.

* Provide technical assistance to law enforcement officials in conjunction with criminal fraud findings

Additional Comments Desired Competenciesa:

* Be self-motivated, conscientious and accountable for accurate work product.

* Ability to collect, analyze and draw accurate conclusions from large amounts of data.

* Ability to assess and prioritize risk and develop ways to mitigate issues that could have a negative impact on the System, members, or employers.

* Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies that govern participation in the Retirement System and the ability to read, understand and apply them.

* Ability to explain detailed instructions, audit findings and audit recommendations clearly and accurately in written and verbal form.

* Willingness to learn and take on new challenges.

* Ability to work in a team and with customers in a professional and effective manner.

* Develop and demonstrate a professional demeanor in both positive and negative situations.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Janelle A. Manzer

Telephone (518) 474-5182

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address recruit@osc.state.ny.us

Address

Street 110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236

 

Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to recruit@osc.ny.gov no later than November 21, 2018. Please reference Item # 07367 GOER-JAM in the subject line of the email and in the cover letter when responding (The Vacancy ID # should not be included).

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