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Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Oakland, California, United States
3 days ago

Description

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is recruiting an investigative auditor to assist in the investigation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases in which financial records and analysis are relevant. The auditor (also known as a forensic accountant) will primarily be assembling, preserving, analyzing, forming opinions about and explaining financial records of individuals and businesses suspected of violating the law. More specifically, he or she will be:

  • Analyzing financial records to determine if laws have been violated (e.g., embezzlements, investment fraud, insurance fraud, securities fraud, income tax fraud and income tax evasion, payroll tax fraud and payroll tax evasion, real estate fraud, wire fraud and money laundering)
  • Analyzing financial records to determine where money has come from or where it has gone, in other words, the source and use of funds
  • Comparing financial records to determine discrepancies, potential violation of laws and defenses and investigative leads
    Assisting attorneys and investigators in interviewing suspects and witnesses to obtain information regarding financial transactions and activities
  • Preparing audits, summary financial spreadsheets and detail reports of recommendations
  • Providing expert testimony in court regarding audit findings and accounting procedures
  • Designating which records and books should be subpoenaed or obtained by search warrants
  • Assisting attorneys and investigators in drafting and executing search warrants and seizure of evidence and assets
  • Determining the financial ability of an individual or business to pay penalties and restitution
  • Assisting attorneys and investigators in the preparation of cases for prosecution and trial


Requirements

The auditor should have the ability to:

  • Analyze and evaluate financial data and draw conclusions and recommendations
  • Prepare comprehensive, complex accounting and statistical reports
  • Reconstruct books and records that have been destroyed or from other financial sources
  • Prepare graphical representations of findings and conclusions
  • Utilize analytical software and compile database materials
  • Initiate, plan and complete work assignments with a minimum amount of direction and control
  • Provide expert testimony in court regarding audit findings and accounting procedures
  • Research various laws and regulations related to accounting and auditing
  • Determine where the evidence for reconstructing financial transactions can be developed
  • Know the rules of criminal procedure in obtaining, perfecting, and preserving such evidence to ensure admissibility in court proceedings
  • Identify and detail probable cause in financial transactions that could be used in an affidavit for search warrants
  • Demonstrate proficiency in proving illicit income/gain with the use of direct and indirect methods such as cash expenditures, source and application of funds, bank deposits, and net worth analysis


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. One of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) certification, former or current law enforcement with experience in financial investigations
  2. Minimum of five years professional paid experience which would demonstrate sufficient academic and professional accounting or investigative experience to qualify as an expert witness in the area of forensic accounting.

THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Principles and practices of accounting necessary to analyze and evaluate complex accounting transactions
    Auditing standards and procedures
  • Knowledge and application of direct and indirect method of proof in identifying sources of unreported income

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Principles and practices of electronic data processing necessary to audit financial records
    Analytical software, such as EXCEL, ACCESS, POWER POINT, ADOBE ACROBAT, OMNIPAGE, WORD and the ability to learn the BANK SCAN program
  • Advanced understanding in one or more of the basic accounting processes (e.g., U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Corporate Filings and Financial Statements)

How to Apply: Please submit a completed job application, cover letter and resume to: 
Ken Mifsud at ken.mifsud@acgov.org


All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57953754
  • Location:
    Oakland, California, United States
  • Position Title: Forensic Auditor
  • Company Name: Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • Industry: Local Government
  • Job Function: Auditor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $98,696.00 - $126,339.20 (Yearly Salary)

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