The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigations Section is seeking a Financial Auditor. This position is assigned to the Major Fraud II Unit and will conduct financial exploitation investigations and give investigative and litigation support for criminal, and civil investigations, with an emphasis on complex fraud and public corruption.
The employee will perform tasks requiring attention to detail and extensive investigatory skills which will result in successful criminal and civil prosecutions. This will be accomplished largely through production of investigative reports, analysis of evidence, interviews and court testimony.
This position will also perform other duties as assigned as follows:
1. Conduct analysis of bank statements, ledgers and financial statements, court records, probate and estate records, and powers of attorneys.
2. Properly collect, process, control, and analyze evidence.
3. Prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct, and detailed written reports to document aspects of the investigation.
4. Assist with interviews of victims, witnesses, investigative leads, and suspects.
5. Communicate regularly and effectively with agents and prosecutors and provide courtroom/Grand Jury testimony as needed.
6. Provide support to other AGO employees and perform administrative tasks as needed.
7. Be safety conscious and use proper work methods by following standard agency policies and procedures.
8. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
• Plans and organizes forensic financial examinations/audits by examining records, reports and financial statements to detect fraud or non-compliance with laws and regulations. Confer with supervisor and/or prosecutor to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
• Prepare detailed reports on audit findings by compiling data, type reports or spreadsheets and perform statistical sampling of data. Conduct financial investigations (conduct interviews, analyze evidence, write investigative reports, consult with prosecutor on case investigation and case status).
• Perform administrative tasks such as attend staff meetings; complete timecards and status reports; scan and copy documents; and attend trainings. Provide support, if necessary, by assisting at search and seizure warrants.
• Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects pertinent to investigations.
• Considerable knowledge of auditing and accounting methods relating to criminal and civil litigation.
• Knowledge of conducting investigative interviews and report writing.
• Must know asset tracing techniques, rules of evidence, investigative methods and testifying in administrative and court proceedings.
• Knowledge to prepare investigative reports, spreadsheets and other documents necessary for successful prosecution.
• Knowledge of computer programs, terminology and programming.
• Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
• As a Financial Investigative Auditor, this position must have the skills to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and education levels using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills; conduct effective interviews; maintain strict compliance with chain-of-custody and evidence control procedures; manage time and resources effectively; work effectively with team members including special agents, attorneys, forensic accountants, computer forensics experts, administrative staff, and other investigators.
• As a Financial Investigative Auditor, this position must have the skills to interpret and apply complex state laws pertaining to elder and vulnerable adult abuse and financial exploitation; analyze and accurately interpret copious amounts of information; use a computer and software to prepare reports and perform complex data analysis; and use investigative resources to discover non-obvious relationships between entities.
• Skilled in reading, understanding and interpreting financial statements and other financial data. Skilled in composing clear and concise audit reports, accurately analyze and interpret data and communicate effectively with others.
• Effectively communicate findings to others verbally or through detailed reports.
• Computer skills using Excel, Word, Quickbooks and other software programs.
• Mathematical skills to perform statistical calculations.
• Ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental, while maintaining strict confidentiality of information.
• Ability to accurately assemble and complete audit working documents for large complex cases.
• Ability to maintain strict compliance to chain-of-custody and evidence control procedures.
• Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
• Ability to examine, collect, preserve and evaluate compiled data to determine the validity of alleged violation.
• Ability to conduct interviews and prepare written reports.
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing the results of investigations.
• Ability to effectively manage a challenging workload by applying sound organizational and time management principals.
• Applicant needs at least five years of law enforcement related investigative experience.
• Previous investigative experience involving complex matters with an emphasis on elder and vulnerable adult abuse and/or elder financial exploitation, fraud or similar related crimes. Previous experience in investigations involving analysis of voluminous records. The ability to effectively work with law enforcement agencies and treat personnel respectfully.
• Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or will obtain CFE certification within 12 months of employment.
• 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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