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Assistant Internal Auditor

We are looking for an Assistant Internal Auditor to support the Internal Auditor in the review and assessment of the System’s internal controls. This is a full time position with competitive benefits and a salary range of $54,398 to $76,157 commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them a lifetime benefit when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

Duties of the Position

The Assistant Internal Auditor works under the direction of the Internal Auditor to evaluate and assess the System’s process of internal controls, financial reliability and compliance of directives and regulations.

  • Conducts risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in the System in established timelines.
  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals.
  • Review established information systems to identify business risks to the Retirement System, audit the controls and security measures in place, and identify controls that may be required.
  • Review the Retirement System’s investments by evaluating controls, security measures and techniques intended to ensure investment information systems are providing consistent, accurate and timely information.
  • Review the System’s internal control policy and conduct audit testing of specified area to identify issues of risk and to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected fraud, abuse, and non-compliance with law as requested by the Internal Auditor, Executive Director or the Audit Committee.
  • Prepare reports that reflect audit’s results and fully document processes and present findings to the Internal Auditor for approval. Bring all concerns and issues to the attention of the Internal Auditor.
For a detailed position description, please contact Human Resources at

785-296-1476 or email [email protected].


  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in accounting or business administration, or degree in other field with 20 semester hours in accounting and/or business administration. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Three years of experience in examining internal work processes, financial and operational records and controls to assess effectiveness, accuracy of records and compliance with statutes, regulations and professional/legal standards. Education in accounting/auditing, business administration, or economics may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of audit standards, procedures and techniques.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel.
  • Experience working with computer applications and auditing software.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze data and apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies in financial records.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

All of the following steps must be completed.

  • STEP 1: Register by completing the online at Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
  • STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form. Submit your online application to the Ks Public Employees Retirement System (listed under R for Retirement System). Use requisition number 191040.
  • STEP 3: Submit all required documents by e-mailing them to [email protected] or faxing them to 785-380-2103.
  • All required documents must be submitted or your application will be considered incomplete and may result in ineligibility.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. To begin the process of obtaining your Tax Clearance Certificate, click here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.  KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.


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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]

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