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Chief Internal Auditor

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1634

Job Requisition ID:  19692

Agency: Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2022
Salary: $7,083.00 - $12,083.00 Average Monthly Starting Salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is seeking to hire a Chief Internal Auditor who will lead and manage audit projects for the entire agency portfolio.  This position will play a critical role in ensuring the integrity and efficiency of the many programs and initiatives across the agency, including promotion of Illinois Tourism, domestic and international trade, major corporation business attraction and development, capital and infrastructure improvement projects, economic and COVID-19 business recovery programs, and various other state or federally funded grant programs.  This position will ensure the agency is in compliance with the Fiscal Control and Internal Audit Act (FCIAA), statutory, administrative and grant requirements, such as the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) and 2 CFR 200 Federal Uniform Guidance.  We invite qualified applicants who have a commitment to efficiency and good stewardship of tax-payer dollars to apply for the position of Chief Internal Auditor.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Serves as Chief Internal Auditor; develops, directs and implements a comprehensive agency wide internal audit program.

2.  Serves as official Agency spokesperson on behalf of the Director and the agency to all internal and external entities including, the Governor's Office, the legislature, and the Office of Management and Budget.

3.   Determines the scope of audits to be conducted in response to operational changes or new knowledge.

4.  Maintains accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive and timely communications with management.

5.  Serves as full line supervisor; assigns and reviews work; provides guidance and training to assigned staff.

6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a bachelor's degree.

2.  Requires certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor with at least four years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience; or as an Auditor with at least five years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience.

Preferred Qualiications

1.  Prefers 2 or more years of auditing experience at a public organization or unit of government.

2.  Prefers 2 or more years of management and supervisory experience.

3.  Prefers 2 or more years of experience serving as the lead auditor; determining the priorities and timeline of the internal audit activity and assigning work.

4.  Prefers 2 of more years of experience formulating policy, standards and procedures and interpreting statutes, regulations or administrative rules.

Conditions of Employment

1.  Requires a valid driver’s license and ability to meet travel requirements on a statewide basis to conduct meetings or conferences with agency management.

2.  Requires ability to travel with some overnight stays.

3.  Requires ability to pass a background check.

Agency Overview

The mission of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers, taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible.  The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through focused on business, community, and workforce development. 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Work Location: Office of Internal Audits, 607 E Adams St Springfield, IL 62701-1634
Job Family: Administration/Management


Term Appointment:
Candidates hired into a term position shall be appointed for a term of 5 years and are subject to a
probationary period. The term may be renewed for successive four-year terms at the Director of the
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s discretion.

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses: