The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigations Section is seeking an Auditor I, assigned to the Arizona Financial Crimes Task Force. This position is critical in order to handle the high volume of complex cases involving illegal enterprises as well as to identify those businesses engaging in money laundering and facilitating drug and human smuggling.
This position will also work with the TRAC Task Force members as well. The position will be providing professional level criminal analytical research, analysis and reporting in the investigation and prosecution of complex money laundering cases. The position will conduct data analysis and audits of financial records and other information sources involving suspected criminal enterprises and will identify money laundering trends and suspect-crime correlations. The position will provide investigative and litigation support for investigations involving serious felonies, organized crimes, with an emphasis on criminal enterprises involved in money laundering. This position will make judgments about the significance of the data, determine investigative subjects, and participate in the investigation. This position will follow investigations from inception through completed prosecution, coordinating them for the greatest effect on combating money laundering in the Southwest. This position will prepare audit reports of findings.
Will apply and interpret State and Federal laws, rules and regulations. Position will work independently, or as a team, on data relating to domestic and international companies which may entail analyzing ledgers, financial statements, SEC reports, income tax returns, and other financial records. This position is expected to work closely with investigators in analyzing data from sensitive investigations involving wiretaps, surveillance, and undercover operations in order to develop counter money laundering measures. This position will also review background investigation reports prepared by other federal, state or local agency personnel to determine the impact, if any, on Financial Crimes Task Force Investigations.
• Perform analytical services including preparing written and verbal audit reports, testifying, assist/conduct complex investigations and communicate with attorneys and agents.
• Conduct data analysis in complex money laundering cases, reviews computer analysis of financial records, public records and third party records. Confer with supervisors, case agent and attorneys to discuss findings of investigation and how to proceed further.
• Perform administrative tasks (attend staff meetings; complete time cards and status reports; scan and copy documents; organize case files and maintain information in the ThoughtSpan database). Attend meetings with other agencies concerning ongoing and new joint investigations.
• Operates computer equipment to compile data and provide statistical data analysis through clear and comprehensive reports of findings and strong communication skills. Operate ACJIS/NCIC computer terminal to gather criminal history background as well as using other various computer systems.
• Participates in a support role in tactical operations, such as search and seizure warrants by providing analytical services / information processing of information and evidence.
• Familiarity of principles and practices of auditing, accounting, examination and reporting techniques of financial institutions and/or enterprises; Federal and State laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to financial institutions and or enterprises.
• Knowledge of personal computers, software applications and computerized products as they relate to data collection systems and processes; legal principle and practices appropriate to work assignment; investigative procedures, techniques, and financial institution industry standards and practices such as knowledge in analyzing bank records.
• Knowledge of the Arizona criminal and civil statutes with and emphasis on money laundering statues, and law enforcement data base applications such as COPLINK
• Knowledge of auditing accounting and auditing methods and system of general auditing standards and procedures.
• Must be skilled in compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
• Able to apply auditing and accounting methods and techniques in the interpretation and analysis of financial data; apply and interpret considerably complex Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the financial institutions; use of personal computer and computerized products in performing analysis; good verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal relationships; ability to work as a team leader of independently; ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information ; and the ability to work well under pressure.
• Skilled in communicating data information to others orally or through spreadsheet format.
• Use of strong time management and communication skills.
• This position must also have the ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies; both governmental and non-governmental, while maintaining strict confidentiality of the information.
• Ability to compose clear and concise audit reports. Accurately analyze and interpret data.
• Ability to find, collect, preserves and evaluates compiled information to determine the validity and applicability of the information / data.
• Ability to work independently and with a team, and be self-motivated; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments; ability to comprehend a, interpret, analyze and make inferences from complex written documents and oral communications.
• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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