PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Division of Criminal Justice this class is accountable for independently conducting complex and difficult financial investigations conducted by operational units in the office.
Works under the limited supervision of a Deputy Chief State’s Attorney, Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney, DCJ Forensic Fraud Examiner 2 or other employee of higher grade.
May lead other Division of Criminal Justice employees of a lesser grade as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Independently performs non-routine accounting and auditing duties in financial fraud investigations for any operational unit designated by Office of the Chief State's Attorney; evaluates referred complaints for existence of financial fraud; prepares for examinations by reviewing prior audit reports, financial statements, budgets or other available data; determines compliance of various complex financial documents with applicable regulations; examines accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations and state or federal requirements; utilizes EDP systems and intelligence databases for financial records, reports and forensic analysis in investigations; participates in interviews of witnesses and suspects; provides technical assistance to staff and police; prepares reports and makes recommendations in investigations; provides technical assistance to investigative grand juries; testifies in court regarding forensic fraud analysis and audit results; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of relevant statutes and regulations; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports including narrative and statistical findings; knowledge of state and federal tax accounting principles and practices; knowledge of EDP systems; ability to utilize EDP systems in financial investigation and analysis; basic knowledge of criminal procedure and courtroom practice; basic knowledge of evidence; interpersonal skill; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in accounting, auditing or financial examinations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the use of EDP systems in audit or fraud examinations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in accounting may be substituted for General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (½) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting or certification as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(57)-DCJ AFSCME LOCAL 749
This replaces the existing title and specification for the class of DCJ Accounts Examiner in Salary Group CJ 23. (Revised to modify content, change Salary Group and retitle)
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