Our client, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association(PERA), is seeking a Director of Internal Audit, to develop and implement a comprehensive internal financial, procedural and compliance audit program, for one of the country’s outstanding public retirement systems. PERA, headquartered in Denver, provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado.
PERA administers eleven fiduciary funds, including five cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit plans, three multiple-employer defined contribution plans, two cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit other post-employment benefit plans (health care trust funds), and a Life Insurance Reserve.
The Director of Internal Audit reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees but works closely with the Executive Director and senior leadership team. The Director of Internal Audit will oversee a budget of $1.3M and a staff of 4-5 professionals.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) will distinguish the most attractive candidates.
Significant experience (ideally ten or more years) in a senior audit leadership capacity. Experience in a public pension fund, financial or insurance organization or public sector entity is preferred.
Experience working closely with a board and audit committee is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of governmental and pension industry-specific, accounting reporting requirements is a plus.
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Internal Number: 7500
About Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (COPERA)
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