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Internal Audit Director, PennSERS
To learn more and to apply by the May 23, 2023 deadline, visit  Click on the blue Open Jobs tile followed by the Open to Public link.  Then filter by department for State Employees' Retirement System.

The State Employees’ Retirement System (“PennSERS” or “SERS”) seeks a trusted and experienced audit leader from a public accounting background with investment accounting or investment auditing experience to serve as our Internal Audit Director.  As the Director, you will work closely with the Retirement Board’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and you will supervise a small team of three internal auditors. 
The agency is undertaking our very first internal control (SOC 1, Type 2) audit, to be completed by the end of 2025, in accordance with PA Act 2020-128.  Apply for our Internal Audit Director opening – you could be the one that leads SERS through to a successful audit outcome!

The Internal Audit Director is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the agency’s complex investment audit activities and the general internal audit functions of operations, finance, and IT systems to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls.  The Director determines compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations and prepares written recommendations and reports to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the control systems of the functions reviewed.  Position responsibilities necessitate regular consultation with Board members, external auditors, specialists, and staff at all levels to promote good business practices.

Telework Eligibility:  You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time.  In order to telework you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  Your alternate worksite (telework location) must be in Pennsylvania.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the opportunity to report to the headquarter office in Harrisburg. 

SERS is celebrating our 100th year anniversary!  Established in 1923, SERS is one of the nation’s oldest retirement plans for public employees and manages the pension benefits of nearly 240,000 employees and retirees for 101 public sector employers.  In 2022, SERS paid about $3.9 billion in benefits and managed $33.7 billion in assets.   A wealth of information is available at
SERS is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Situated along the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is an affordable city in which to live and is located just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Position: Internal Audit Director, PennSERS
Organization: Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Salary: $92,030 - $139,815
Posting Start Date: 5/4/2023
Date Posted: 5/8/2023
Requirements Six years of professional auditing experience which includes two years of professional investment accounting or investment auditing experience and a bachelor’s degree supplemented by eighteen credits in accounting; or An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years of professional investment accounting or investment auditing experience and a bachelor’s degree supplemented by eighteen credits in accounting.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/7/2023
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Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System
30 North Third Street

Harrisburg,  PA 17101
United States
Katie Mathews, HR Director