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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/14/24

Applications Due04/01/24

Vacancy ID151199


AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleSenior Internal Auditor - Albany, NY

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $98296 to $98296 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field plus three years experience in public accounting or internal auditing. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered for candidates with a valid audit certification such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field plus three years experience in public accounting or internal auditing. Current certification as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Public accounting firm experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Comprehensive understanding of internal control environments within the IT function. Ability to perform IT audits of IT processes and general controls, systems, applications and security.

Essential Skills

• Working knowledge of internal auditing procedures and professional auditing standards.
• Familiarity with the construction industry.
• Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills along with good negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
• Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.
• Demonstrated judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
• Leadership skills (effective project management skills - set objectives, drive results and be a team player).
• Effective critical thinking skills.
• Writing clear, concise reports for use by key stakeholders.
• Working with Management to develop solutions for any issues identified.
• Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raised.
• Working knowledge of Standards for Internal Controls in New York State Government.
• Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

Duties Description Primary Purpose

The Senior Internal Auditor assists Management in performing independent, objective and complex internal audits and analysis of DASNY operations and construction projects to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and to assess the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes. The Senior Internal Auditor position is characterized by significantly increased knowledge, complexity of audit assignments and independent initiative.

Essential Functions

• Schedule, plan and conduct internal audits including field audits of construction projects and operational, compliance, financial and/or IT audits.
• Ensure audits are conducted in accordance with all applicable department and professional standards.
• Develop audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
• Review and evaluate the adequacy of accounting, financial, reporting, IT and other operating controls.
• Verify policies and procedures are being interpreted and applied properly and carried out as intended by management.
• Evaluate and appraise operations for compliance with established procedures for effectiveness and efficiency.
• Obtain and review evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented at the conclusion of each audit assignment.
• Ensure audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk.
• Prepare written audit reports to document findings and recommendations.
• Evaluate, review and analyze draft audit reports, provide feedback and recommendations.
• Supervise auditors assigned to engagements providing guidance and overall review of deliverables.
• Recommend and assist with the implementation of audit initiatives; make recommendations for changes/improvements.
• Serve on various committees and perform special projects as requested by Management.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• Evaluate risk exposures relating to information systems.
• May train and evaluate employees.
• Develop, document and implement policies and procedures.
• Assess, develop and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
• Undertake special assignments as directed.
• Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
• Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Information Technology Services. (Standards can be found on the Intranet).


Supervision of employees may be required.

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Requires travel (may be frequent), using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle. This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments. Requires exposure to weather and temperature extremes, loud noises, heights (climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and other work-safety hazards (chemicals, fumes, etc.) of a construction site. Must be available to occasionally work a modified work schedule or extended workday hours.

Work Environment

May be standard office environment or a construction site. Requires the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder.

Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year (plus one float day)
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities

We offer additional benefits, which includes:

• Telecommuting Work Plan - Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. The days designated as telecommute days must be consistent with operational needs as determined by DASNY division, department and/or unit management. Employees may only telecommute on up to four (4) workdays per pay period and shall be limited to no more than two (2) contiguous telecommute workdays. Eligibility applies after 3 months of employment.

• Limited Work From Home (LWFH) – additional telecommute days according to DASNY’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines. Eligibility applies after 6 months of employment.

• DASNY is a government employer for purposes of the Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance of certain student loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. For more information regarding PSLF Program and whether you qualify please visit the website.

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

Name Tamika Dunnaway



Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingPlease use the link provided to apply:

DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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