Audit Manager

Recruiter
State of Vermont
Location
Waterbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Apr 2019
Closes
21 Apr 2019
Job role
Audit
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Overview The Division of Rate Setting (DRS) is seeking a Audit Manager to directly supervise the Division's staff of five professional accountant/auditors and to work closely with the Director to set Medicaid rates for the 16 Private Non–Medical Institutions (PNMI) programs and the 35 nursing facilities. The Audit Manager supervises the performance of nursing home and PNMI cost report reviews, which determine costs allowable for inclusion in Medicaid reimbursement. He/she will assign and manage auditors' workloads to effectively meet rate setting and auditing deadlines and will review the work of auditors and other Division staff for errors to ensure a quality work product consistent with policies, regulations and appropriate methodologies. He/she will train, monitor and evaluate the performance of the auditors. The Rate Setting Manager will also assign and review requests for PNMI or nursing home rate adjustments and requests for emergency financial relief. This position requires excellent accounting, auditing and financial analysis skills, and the ability to work with large amounts of data to formulate conclusions and to prepare responses to inquiries. Correct analysis performed by the Audit Manager is essential to formulate policies, to plan for future State spending and to make necessary adjustments or additions to existing DRS regulations. The Audit Manager will apply the State and Federal rules governing the nursing home and PNMI rate setting process to issues of considerable complexity. The Audit Manager should be able to comprehend and analyze complex financial documents. The Audit Manager should have strong writing and editing skills including the ability to write letters, reports and written decisions. This position will provide back up and support to the Director. He/she will design and perform complex original calculations and analyses and prepare data reports and graphs. He/she will develop solutions through rule or procedural changes as issues arise and work to continuously improve the rate setting process. The Audit Manager will be called upon to communicate clearly and effectively and will occasionally prepare and present information to educate others on current issues and the effect of rule changes. He/she must have the ability to deal with controversial issues in a tactful and positive manner. This work requires that the Audit Manager be highly proficient in Excel and Word. Who May Apply This position, Audit Manager (Job Requisition #991), is open to all State employees and external applicants. Starting salary may be negotiable based on experience and education. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Lindsay Gillette at . Resumes will not be accepted via e–mail. You must apply online to be considered. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re–employment (RIF) rights. Class Definition The Audit Manager will report to the Director of Rate Setting and work closely with the Director to set Medicaid rates for the 17 Private Non–Medical Institutions (PNMI) programs and the 36 nursing facilities. The Rate Setting Manager will directly supervise four to five audit staff persons. He/she will assign work, review work, train and monitor the output of these auditors. The Audit Manager will become familiar with all the regulations, State and Federal, governing the rate setting processes pertaining to nursing homes and PNMIs. (V.D.R.S.R., V.P.N.M.I.R., CMS–15 and Vermont Medicaid Covered Services Rules). The Audit Manager must have extensive analytical skills and be able to work with large amounts of data to formulate conclusions and to prepare responses to inquiries. Correct analysis performed by the Audit Manager is essential to formulate policies, to plan for future State spending and to make necessary adjustments or additions to existing Division of Rate Setting (DRS) regulations. The Audit Manager must test his/her results and proof his/her own work to ensure accuracy while working independently on many analytical tasks. The Audit Manager will assist the Director with complex calculations and analyses and with the preparation of data reports and graphs. This position will provide back up and support to the Director and will proceed through a lengthy training process to learn how to perform nursing home and PNMI cost report reviews using DRS and CMS regulations to determine costs allowable for inclusion in Medicaid reimbursement. The Audit Manager will participate or lead meetings with staff of other departments including the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, the Department of Vermont Health Access, the Department for Children and Families, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Health and the Agency of Education. Occasionally, the Audit Manager will prepare and present information to various groups to educate them on current issues and the effect of rule changes. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths–based relationships and results orientation. Environmental Factors Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting, but with the need for occasional travel to regulated facilities, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required. Considerable interaction may be anticipated with individuals having strong and varying opinions on highly contentious issues. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or closely related field AND three (3) years or more of experience in a finance related occupation INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial experience. OR Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or closely related field AND five (5) years or more of experience in a finance related occupation INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial experience. OR Associate's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or closely related field AND seven (7) years or more of experience in a finance related occupation INCLUDING two (2) years or more of managerial experience. OR CPA (license does not need to be in force) AND two (2) years or more of managerial experience in a finance related occupation. Preferred Qualifications Experience in a health care or regulatory environment. Note: There will be a skills assessment test to be taken at the Division as part of the hiring process Special Requirements Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, pursuant to 20 V.S.A. 2056c or other applicable statutory authority, requires criminal record checks for all AHS positions, including motor vehicle driving record checks and national record checks where appropriate. Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including: 80% State paid medical premiumDental Plan at no cost for employees and their familiesFlexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accountsTwo ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) planWork/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible scheduleLow cost group life insuranceTuition ReimbursementIncentive–based Wellness ProgramQualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramWant the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Category: Finance , Keywords: Audit Manager