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State of Massachusetts Internal Controls and Training Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is an agency focused on building a coordinated, comprehensive system of early education and care services in Massachusetts. EEC’s mission is to lead the way in helping Massachusetts’ children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, EEC will continuously improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth. EEC seeks to hire an Internal Controls and Training Manager. The Internal Controls and Training (ICT) Manager in conjunction with the Associate Commissioner for Audit Resolution (ACAR) provides oversight of the Department’s internal control plan and advises EEC Senior Leaders on policies and procedures to make EEC more accountable, efficient, and responsive to the demands of its programs’ recipients; provides support and assistance to departments of EEC; advises senior staff on how to improve program performance and ensure the accountability; and coordinates internal audits of agency operations to determine whether federal and state funds are being spent efficiently and effectively. The ICT is responsible for the administration, revision, and interpretation of the EEC Fraud, Waste & Abuse Policy. Also, in collaboration with the Associate Commissioner for Audit Resolution- (ACAR), the Internal Controls and Training Manager is responsible for ensuring the Department's compliance with external regulators, auditing requirements, and fulfillment of the Single State Audit. Key Job Responsibilities: Conduct periodic Risk Assessments to identify gaps and examine the adequacy of EEC’s control environment and risk exposure in meeting program objectives and identifies and helps to implement procedures to mitigate any risk identified; Verify, validate and provide the functional guidance for improving operational outcomes and quality of program services across EEC; Work in conjunction with the ACAR in managing inquiries pertinent to: (1) Notification by federal or state auditors, federal and state Inspector Generals, regulators, or other oversight authorities of the intent to audit or review; (2) Requests from federal or state audit authorities for additional information from an existing audit or program review; (3) Notification of investigation, review or inquiry; (4) Report of new or expanded audits finding; (5) Department initiated audit activity; and (6) Fraud, Waste and Abuse incidents; Ensure EEC’s compliance with external regulators, auditing requirements, and fulfillment of Chapter 647 of the Acts of 1989 (An Act Relative to Improving the Internal Controls); Develop and issue guidelines and interpretation of internal control requirements across all programs, fiscal, contract, and management functions of the Department’s operating divisions; Develop, interpret and administer a department-wide Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention Policy; Provide appropriate direction and training to staff on program compliance; _Preferred Qualifications_: • Extensive knowledge of Internal Controls concepts, principles, practices and applications; knowledge of federal programs and grant contract management procedures; government programs planning and budgeting. • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Public Policy • Prior experience in a role involving direct oversight or audit activities • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to audit requirements, internal controls and prevention of fraud, waste or abuse. • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing audit internal controls and Fraud Waste and Abuse preventions. • Ability to communicate and work effectively with Senior Management and staff, state and federal managers. • Ability to develop and implement internal control and internal audit procedures. • Ability to negotiate with diverse constituents and best represent the interests of the Department to external auditors, federal and state reviewers in audit and compliance matters. • Ability to exercise objective judgment and independent decision making. • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information. • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills. • Knowledge of departmental federal and state finance laws regulating Housing. • Ability to analyze data, laws and regulations, draw conclusions, and make recommendations. • Ability to solve problems in a timely, effective manner. • Ability to work independently. • A commitment to and understanding of the agency's mission, which stresses the importance of high-quality, affordable early education and care. For questions regarding this position or the application process, please contact Dawn DeRoche at MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Education* *Organization: Department of Early Education and Care *Title: *Internal Controls and Training Manager Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 50 Milk St Requisition ID: 220008X7