Audit Coordinator

State Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 4 days ago

Position Number: 22169276

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: 07/14/2022

Anticipated Starting Salary: 56038.94

As a result of Governor Hutchinson's Transformation of State Agencies, the Department of Inspector General was created by joining together the Office of Internal Audit, the Fair Housing Commission, and the Office of Medicaid Inspector General. Its mission is to preserve the integrity of State Agencies as well as the Arkansas Medicaid Program and to prevent discriminatory housing and lending practices through investigations, audits, data mining, complaint resolutions, and enforcement of policies and regulation.

Job Summary:

The Audit Coordinator for Data Analytics is responsible for researching and providing statistical reports for ongoing and special projects. This position is governed by state and laws and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties & Responsibilities (specific functions performed):

Researches, verifies, and collects information and data, analyzes and recommends revisions to systems to facilitate information storage, retrieval and usage to analyze and compile statistical reports. Designs and distributes survey questionnaires and reports used in data collection phase of project.

Defines data requirements, performs validation and testing of models to ensure accuracy. Codes collected data in data base or directs coding activities, coordinates management survey projects, and compiles information for status and statistical reports. Compiles and analyzes data, to determine trends, and as a quality control measure, and formulates mathematical or simulation models, restrictions, alternatives, and conflicting objectives.

Writes various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, explaining findings of research for assigned projects, and prepares and presents summaries and analyses of survey data, including graphs, tables, and fact sheets that describe techniques and results. Utilizes desk top publishing software to prepare various statistical and narrative reports for print and/or distribution or directs others in utilizing software. Accesses information held in data bases to respond to special requests for statistical and analytical reports from agency/institution personnel and outside sources.

Answers questions from data collection sources concerning proper reporting procedures and consults with clients to identify survey needs and any specific requirements, such as special samples. Oversees the work of an administrative support staff by: interviewing, recommending for hire, training, and reviewing work. Provides training to data submitters to properly categorize information requested on reporting devices. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA):

Knowledge of methods and techniques of compilation of research and statistical data. Knowledge of administrative principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of statistical research. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to plan and execute research projects, developing specific goals and plans.

Ability to interpret and apply program objectives and translate research findings into comprehensive reports and proposals. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports.

Job Duties & Responsibilities (specific functions performed):

This position reports to the OMIG Data Analytics Section, which is responsible for identifying Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse through data analysis and administering data-driven recoveries for Arkansas Medicaid overpayments. The Audit Coordinator for Data Analytics will perform data analysis projects, including but not limited to aggregating and compiling data from fraud algorithms into actionable results. This position will be responsible for researching and writing ad-hoc data studies as well as work closely with the vendors who provide fraud and abuse detection systems to OMIG and Arkansas Medicaid.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Routinely reviewing the Fraud and Abuse Detection System (FADS) fraud algorithms and processing data from algorithms into actionable results for data-driven recoveries.

  • Reviewing fraud algorithm Business Requirement Documents (BRD) for new algorithms in development. These reviews require providing written feedback on any data and policy concerns that need to be addressed before development can begin on new algorithms. Once development is complete, this position would then test algorithm results and identify and report any ongoing data concerns.

  • Identify any issues with data quality within Medicaid data systems and communicate those issues to appropriate stakeholders to ensure the highest data quality possible.

  • Creating ad-hoc data studies as topics of interest may arise.

  • Drafting and managing data-driven recovery activities.

Special Requirement(s) (Preferred Skills/License/Experience/Travel, Shift Work, etc.):

Ability to independently perform data analysis projects, including but not limited to aggregating and compiling data from fraud algorithms into actionable results; and must have the ability to research and write ad-hoc data studies.

Experience with medical terminology and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding is preferred because this position performs analysis primarily of Arkansas Medicaid claims and medical encounters. Experience extracting data, data warehousing, outlier analysis, and data visualization is necessary. Extensive experience with Excel is required.

Position Information

Class Code: A044C

Grade: GS10

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00

Summary

The Audit Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the examining and analyzing of accounting records, compliance audits, and implementing quality assurance programs to verify the accuracy and overall efficiency of internal fiscal and administrative controls. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Provides general supervision to a subordinate professional and administrative staff by reviewing project assignments and work performed, recommending subordinates for hiring, promotions, and terminations, and conducting performance evaluations. Oversees and conducts compliance, performance, and financial audits for management to assess the effectiveness of controls, the accuracy of financial records, and the efficiency of operations of internal divisions, agencies, and programs.

Reviews audit reports, analyzes trends, and reviews audit summaries for accuracy, completeness, and content. Provides advice and technical assistance to auditors on methods of correction of audit exceptions. Reviews financial information to determine and ensure compliance with established criteria and regulations.

Provides technical assistance to business entities by interpreting state and federal fiscal policies and directives with application to state fiscal examination. Compiles data and audit information for preparation of reports and records findings and analysis of information for future projections. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of regulatory accounting procedures.

Knowledge of the principles of auditing procedures.

Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures.

Knowledge of GAAP. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques.

Ability to supervise a subordinate audit and administrative support staff. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, and GAAP to specific situations. Ability to interpret and analyze automated accounting transactions.

Ability to provide technical assistance to state government officials concerning fiscal policies and directives. Ability to use computer software programs to produce reports and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field; plus four years of experience in accounting, auditing, or related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock



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Audit Coordinator

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