Forensic Accountant

Functional Title:  Forensic Accountant
Status: Internal/External-TDI employees and the general public
Job Posting Number: 00010358
Division: Insurance Fraud Unit of the Texas Department of Insurance
Location:  333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Travel required: up to 5%
Schedule:  Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Salary: $8,500/month

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) auditing work in connection with criminal investigations. Performs forensic accounting procedures to identify and/or quantify potentially fraudulent activity, as well as provide support in any subsequent legal action as a testifying expert witness. Work involves conducting, planning, scheduling, coordinating, and reviewing audits and reporting results. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.   

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Why you will LOVE the Benefits at TDI:

-flexible work schedules;
-work life balance;
-telecommuting;
-96 hours of accrued vacation per year;
-96 hours of accrued sick leave per year;
-20+ holidays per year;
-career advancement opportunities;
-free downtown Austin parking; and
-free comprehensive medical insurance for full-time employees, and the State of Texas pays 50% of the premium costs for dependents.

Before you apply:

Click on the link provided to learn about our selection process, our Military Employment Preference and Licensing and Credential Requirements: www.tdi.texas.gov/jobs/apply.html

Auditor V (Forensic Accountant)

Performs forensic accounting procedures to identify and/or quantify potentially fraudulent activity, as well as provide support in any subsequent legal action as a testifying expert witness.

This position:

-performs forensic accounting and criminal litigation support involving financial fraud and insurance fraud investigations, tracing funds, assets, and the distribution of fraudulent proceeds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
-as part of criminal investigations, performs audits that are highly complex in nature or large in scale and/or oversees others who perform audits, including coordinating assignments and audit activities; examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations;
-communicates with analysts, investigators and prosecutors on the direction of criminal investigations and assist in making strategic recommendations; exercises analytical skills for details and problem-solving;
-create and present exhibits for use in trial demonstrating any fraudulent activity discovered during forensic analysis; prepares and testifies as expert witness in criminal litigation;
-reviews the work of analysts and provides feedback to the analysts;
-develops forensic accounting policies and procedures for the unit;
-participates and represents the unit in working groups and meetings;
ms other duties as assigned.

This position requires: 

-experience in accounting or auditing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another;
-a minimum of 2.5 years of progressive experience in forensic accounting culminating into a leadership role including management experience.

Preferred Registration, License, or Certification Required

-Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE);

Preference for this position includes:

5 years of progressive experience in forensic accounting culminating into a leadership role including management experience.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

-computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite;
-criminal litigation/expert services;
-advanced auditing and accounting standards of Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
-Statement on Standards for Forensic Services No. 1 (SSFS 1);
-statistical analysis techniques; and
-ethics and compliance.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

-communicate and work effectively with all levels of employees and the public; 
-use of technology and accounting programs;
-project management; and
-problem solving.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

-prepare reports, financial spreadsheets and summaries
-establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and subordinate personnel;
-read, comprehend, and apply rules and statutes;
-exercise judgment and discretion in making and reviewing employee evaluations and job objectives; and
-manage and lead others.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 31A, 35M, 401, 0365

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed by clicking or copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InspectorsandInvestigators.pdf

Veterans: Click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

How to apply:

All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor’s name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions, please go to CAPPS Career Center to register or login and access your profile by clicking or copying and pasting the following link into your browser: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en