Are you a seasoned Accountant or Auditor seeking a new and exciting career opportunity and looking to join an organization committed to upholding justice and enhancing public safety for the community? Contra Costa County's District Attorney's Office may have the right career opportunity for you!
Contra Costa County is recruiting to fill a vacancy for District Attorney Forensic Accountant.
Under general direction, the successful candidate will identify and develop effective investigative, prosecution, and penalty strategies for cases involving economic fraud or financial crimes, including insurance fraud and real estate fraud, as well as consumer protection and environmental protection violations. District Attorney Forensic Accountants examine accounting, business, and financial records of businesses, organizations, governments, and/or individuals under criminal and/or civil investigation by the District Attorney; provide expert witness testimony in court or other judicial proceedings; and to perform related work.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating:
Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting necessary to analyze financial records and evaluate complex financial transactions
Knowledge of forensic analytics of electronic data used to reconstruct or detect financial fraud
Ability to apply accounting and auditing principles, standards, and procedures;
Ability to analyze comprehensive, accounting and statistical reports;
Ability to plan, organize, and conduct a variety of investigations of financial transactions and records
Criminal or civil investigative experience and testimony as an expert forensic accounting.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout Contra Costa County. The mission of the Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime. We are committed to providing assistance to those harmed by crime. We continue to find ways to modernize our Office in order to meet the community's needs and to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe place to live and work.
Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
Plans, organizes, directs and conducts investigations of complex financial transactions, financial records, digital files, and other related documents and automated financial systems utilizing a variety of professionally accepted accounting methodologies, in order to identify evidence of economic fraud or criminal activity
Traces the sources of funds deposited and the disposition of disbursements
Investigates and reconstructs records which have been destroyed or falsified
Examines and analyzes audits and compilations prepared by Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firms, governmental entities, internal and other auditors
Gathers, assembles, preserves and reports facts and evidence resulting from investigation and audits
Conducts analysis, draws conclusions, expresses expert opinions and makes recommendations regarding case filing based on evidence
Assists attorneys and investigators in interviewing suspects and witnesses to obtain information regarding financial transactions and activities
In consultation with District Attorney office staff assigned to cases under investigation, determines the appropriateness of investigative techniques, assisting in the preparation and service of search warrants to seize financial records, including recommending which records should be seized or subpoenaed for use as evidence in cases and assisting in the identification of relevant documents found at search warrant locations
Plans and prepares cogent summaries, graphic illustrations, and exhibits for courtroom use in order to summarize opinions and explain financial transactions to jurors
Advises and consults investigators and attorneys on accounting matters related to fraud and financial crimes
Testifies in court as an expert witness in forensic accounting, explaining in understandable terms, the significance of complex financial transactions or records
Assesses and is prepared to testify regarding the work of other accounting and auditor professionals
Supports and explains conclusions under adversarial conditions in which credibility and integrity of the District Attorney Forensic Accountant may be challenged
May serve as a member of a prosecution team with witnesses, suspects, and law enforcement
May supervise subordinate staff
May assign, review, and evaluate work of consultants, contractors or vendors, including quality control of data
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required
Performs related work as required
License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California motor vehicle operator's license..
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
Possession of an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License issued by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under the California Department of Consumer Affairs or equivalent; or an Inactive CPA license by the California Board of Accountancy on the condition of active license status renewal prior to appointment. CPA certification must be maintained throughout employment as a District Attorney Forensic Accountant.
Experience: Four (4) years of professional accounting experience, including two (2) years of experience conducting fraud investigations, auditing financial records of public and/or private organizations, and preparing comprehensive audit reports, preferably in a legal or litigation environment.
Professional experience is defined as work performed for a public or private accounting firm after licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.
Desirable Certification(s): Professional designation as a Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is highly desirable.
Tentative Oral Board Scheduled for: October 30, 2019
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
About Contra Costa County Human Resources Department
Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing public services which improve the quality of life of our residents and the economic viability of our businesses.Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life.Contra Costa County serves people, businesses and communities. Our organization and each one of our employees value:• Clients and communities • Accountability• Partnerships • Fiscal prudence• Quality Services • Organizational excellenceCompany’s websites:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracostahttp://www.cccounty.us/hr
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