The State Accounting division of the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services is seeking an Internal Control Manager to fulfill its mission. This position will provide support of the State's formal financial reporting and statewide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial accounting system processes. The State is currently in the process of converting to a new financial accounting system and this position will play a critical role in the review, design and testing of the system's internal control and functional configurations. May have some extended hours during certain times of the year to meet deadlines.
Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.
Job location is 1526 K Street, Downtown.
Examples of Work
Coordinates, plans, implements and directs oversight functions and programs of statewide accounting and financial systems and operations.
Reviews reports and determines the integrity and accuracy of financial and internal control practices and systems.
Interprets state statutes and federal regulations in the development and monitoring of State Accounting policies, standards and guidelines.
Directs and assists state agencies, boards and commissions in developing, maintaining, and improving their agency internal control plan.
Reviews and monitors these financial practices to ensure adequate controls exist, proper accounting methods are used, and compliance with statutes.
Instructs agency senior financial managers on policies and practices to ensure conformity with accounting principles and protocols.
Directs development of state-wide training platform for pre-audit, accounting and financial processes, and use of the ERP accounting system to ensure operational conformance to laws, regulations, and accounting principles.
Reviews findings of state or outside audit reports to identify nature of deficiencies and develops corrective action plans.
Tests implementation of new plans and procedures.
Supervises and guides staff in developing audit programs for agency transactional and internal control reviews.
Trains, guides, and confers with staff to establish work plans, schedules, and priorities.
Identifies and resolves job needs, issues, and delays of staff.
Ensures proper and timely completion of assignments.
Defines operational and long-range strategic goals for the department, and ensures conformance with policies, procedures, and standards.
Performs related work as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, business administration or equivalent, AND three years of experience in governmental accounting, high level fiscal analysis or financial auditing. Experience with high level financial systems accounting can substitute for formal education on a year for year basis OR Certified Public Accountancy licensure and experience with high level financial accounting systems.
PREFERRED: Experience in auditing or managing an Accounting or Auditing department; Certified Public Accountancy Licensure; Certified Government Financial Manager certification or Certified Internal Auditor certification.
OTHER: Regular and reliable attendance required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: accounting and auditing theory and techniques; generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and standards of governmental accounting; automated financial accounting systems, applications, and operating procedures used by different kinds of organizations; governmental budgeting process; familiarity with state statutes and Attorney General's opinions affecting practices of state agencies and the state's accounting system; federal laws, rules and regulations; statistical sampling procedures. Ability to: communicate orally and in writing to present factual information and opinions; interact with senior management, representatives of organizations, and other interested parties; plan, organize, delegate and direct the work of employees monitoring and evaluating accounting activities; formulate short and long range financial accounting or audit plans; develop work priorities for effective use of available resources and staff; recommend corrective actions and resolutions to specific issues related to financial systems and operations; interpret and apply statutory laws and regulations and accounting or auditing principles to compromise differing points of view into an acceptable solution consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and State's accounting policies.
State Of Nebraska