Director of Internal Audit and Control


December 28, 2021




March Gallagher, Ulster County Comptroller
244 Fair Street Kingston, New York 12401


Director of Internal Audit and Control /Full-Time /Benefited


County Office Building


$78,410 (Annual)


                                                          Submit resumes to:

                                        March Gallagher, Ulster County Comptroller
                                                        244 Fair Street, 5th Floor
                                                         Kingston, NY  12401

Located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Ulster County is a short drive to both New York City and Albany. It is geographically the size of Rhode Island with approximately 188,000 residents. The county seat is Kingston, which was the first capitol of New York. Ulster County is also the home of Woodstock, NY, which has a vibrant art and music community. Locals enjoy the many breweries and cider houses, as well as the many hiking trails and other outdoor activities such as farmer’s markets and craft fairs.
The County currently employs approximately 1300 full time employees and has a 2022 budget of approximately $350 million.

Under the direction of the Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller, the individual directs audit staff in the planning, execution, and reporting of audits; identifies, recommends, and announces best practices in accounting for the benefit of the County; and reviews compliance with financial reporting requirements, as well as applicable laws and regulations. The position requires minimal travel and will work out of the Ulster County Comptroller’s Office in Kingston, New York. The responsibilities of the position include:

•     Directing all aspects of the audit program, including risk assessment development and implementation, audit planning,
       development and review, overseeing methodologies and fieldwork, conducting work paper reviews, and presenting
       written results and recommendations.
•     Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls throughout the County.
•     Assigning engagements and administrative duties, ensuring that tasks are performed effectively and efficiently.
•     Interpreting and effectively applying GAGAS (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards), GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) statutory and regulatory requirements, and administrative policies and procedures to engagements.
•     Overseeing the preparation of audit reports for completeness, quality, and compliance.
•     Formulating or directing the development of audit techniques and procedures required to conduct engagements.
•     Developing recommendations for the implementation of improvements in County policies, procedures, operations, and programs.
•     Conducting oral presentations to elected officials, management, employees, and the public.
•     Performing any other such duties as may be assigned by the Comptroller or Deputy Comptroller.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficient knowledge of GAGAS, GAAP, performance measurement principles, audit related quantitative methods, audit project management, management principles, and practices applicable to government functions, bank reconciliations, programs, and processes.


As the position of Director of Internal Audit and Control is an exempt class position, there are no minimum requirements.  However, preference will be given to candidates who have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Public Finance, Public Administration or a related field, or is a Certified Public Accountant with government auditing experience, or has at least five (5) years of pertinent experience in one or more of these fields, two (2) of which must have included management and/or supervisory experience. 

 This is a permanent position appointed at the pleasure of the Comptroller.

 The annual salary for this position is $78,410.                             

 Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. This position will require a criminal background check and a candidate will be required to complete and sign a Criminal Background Investigation Release Form.  Upon a conditional employment offer, a candidate will be required to be fingerprinted accordingly.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.