Director, Internal Audit - Albany Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks a self-motivated and knowledgeable individual to be responsible for reviewing operations to assure compliance with management policies, governance processes and the effectiveness of internal controls.  The Director reports administratively to the President and CEO and functionally to the Board Audit and Finance Committee, and directs and supervises one staff person.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the annual audit plan based on an assessment of risk, which provides adequate coverage of areas of significant exposure
  • Manage all aspects of the execution of the annual audit plan, ensuring resources are effectively deployed
  • Direct evaluations of procedures to establish whether they are efficient and consistent with NYSERDA’s policies, goals, and State Law, and that assets and resources of NYSERDA are adequately safeguarded and utilized appropriately
  • Direct or prepare the development of draft and final audit recommendations to provide for reasonable assurance that internal accounting and management controls are adequate
  • Arrange for follow-up studies to determine that recommended corrective action has been taken and is effective
  • Review overall internal audit functions and policies governing all aspects of auditing to ensure that they are conducted according to applicable governmental auditing standards
  • Communicate to executive management the organizational and operational problems and their assessed implications as identified through the work of the internal audit functions
  • Work closely with executive management to provide input on issues related to audits and or internal controls and provide effective audit planning and reporting to the Board Audit and Finance Committee
  • Provide effective oversight and directions to staff auditor
  • Ensure that the internal audit activities are carried out in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Accounting, Auditing or Business Administration with at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience involving auditing responsibilities, program evaluations, accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, quantitative analysis, or similar experience
  • Extensive knowledge of professional audit standards
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management, business process evaluation, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills with an ability to drive to big picture goals while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success in performing business analyses, documenting requirements or mapping processes
  • A strong customer orientation with excellent oral and written communication skills in order to work closely with various levels of staff and management throughout the Authority to evaluate and appraise NYSERDA’s operations
  • A strong background with Microsoft Office Suite

Preference will be given to those individuals who also possess the following:

  • A professional certification, such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Masters degree in accounting, business, public administration, economics, or management
  • Knowledge of the mission and activities of NYSERDA
  • Extensive knowledge of public sector operations
  • Strong people management skills with demonstrated ability to develop staff to meet an organization’s goals and their own professional goals


Based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also offered.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to When applying, please include Director, Internal Audit in the Subject Line.

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