The Internal Auditor will be overseen by the President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the PEF Trustees. The incumbent is expected to perform a full range of professional auditing work, have thorough knowledge of auditing, accounting and financial systems and procedures, be able to coordinate and collaborate with relevant PEF departments and entities, and exercise informed, professional judgment consistent with established internal auditing practices, policies and systems related to this position’s responsibilities. Given the nature and level of responsibilities, this position is largely self-directed, requiring minimal supervision.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field; plus five years of auditing experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, union or government environment, is strongly desired.
CPA, CIA, or other applicable certification is required.
Candidate should possess sound ethical, administrative and organizational skills; have strong analytical, numeric and reasoning abilities; be skilled and effective at written and verbal communications, including presentations; work well independently and as part of teams; demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development; establish and maintain effective and collegial working relationships; and have a working knowledge of auditing and accounting systems, personal computers, and office software.
Responsible and accountable for the overall internal audit program for PEF. The internal audit program shall be primarily the auditing of the divisions and regions of PEF, and shall consist of completing audits of all of the PEF Divisions (presently 222) and all 12 Regions within a three year cycle.
The position will work closely with the Finance Department, Divisions Finance and other departments as may be necessary.
Investigate any alleged irregularities, report the findings of such investigations to the President, Secretary-Treasurer and PEF Trustees, determine the cause and develop recommendations for written policies or procedures, if needed, to prevent such irregularities from occurring in the future.
Assist PEF in identifying and managing organizational risk.
Perform any additional auditing or accounting duties as assigned, such as special assignments made by the President which may be based on requests by the PEF Trustees, Secretary-Treasurer or other PEF officials.
Provide quarterly written reports of all investigations and findings to the PEF Secretary-Treasurer (with copies to the PEF President and Trustees) for report to the PEF Executive Board.
Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
Must have the ability and willingness to travel within the State when the need arises.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $84,752 (may increase based on experience).
PEF also offers excellent benefits such as:
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Group Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
401-k with employer contributions
Pension Plan through SEIU
Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time
Interested candidates should submit their resume to:
In 1979 the Public Employees Federation was certified as the collective bargaining agent for the members of the Professional, Scientific, and Technical unit of New York State. PEF’s first convention was held in October 1979 to adopt a constitution and elect officers, executive board members and trustees. Currently, PEF represents 52,000 New York State workers in job titles including nurses, accountants, engineers and many more.
The current administration of PEF President Wayne Spence and Secretary-Treasurer Kay Alison Wilkie took office on August 1, 2018.
PEF is affiliated with AFT and SEIU.