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Forensic Auditor

Date Posted: Sep 27, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Forensic Auditor

Posting Date: June 21, 2019

Closing Date: Until filled

Salary range: $72,000 to $80,000

Job Type: Administrative

Benefits Eligibility: The Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.

 

Reports to: Inspector General

 

Location: Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

 

Description of Job Position:

 

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a Forensic Auditor to join the Investigations team. (Forensic auditing is defined as the use of accounting skills to investigate fraud or embezzlement and to analyze financial information suitable for use in legal proceedings.) The ideal candidate should possess knowledge and understanding of how to conduct complex forensic audits and investigations involving allegations of criminal and administrative matters; utilizing both data analytics and/or traditional and sophisticated investigative techniques. Assist the Inspector General with the departmental mission of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, abuse and financial mismanagement.

 

Qualifications

 

Education:

 

Applicants must possess and provide evidence of a Masters degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or public administration from an accredited college or university. A Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or business administration and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license may be considered in lieu of the Masters degree. Certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) considered a plus.

 

Experience:

 

Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of professional-level experience in forensic auditing and/or public accounting. Prior fraud investigation experience working within a large or medium-sized organization is preferable. Ability to understand, analyze and reconcile large volumes of data utilizing different automated accounting / database systems and querying tools. Effective interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written skills, including report writing. (Interview will include a writing project.) Be able to comfortably interact with a variety of District staff. This individual will always act professionally when communicating with internal and external stakeholders, and be able to navigate a variety of contentious situations in order to acquire and compile necessary requested information. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products and PeopleSoft applications.

 

Attendance:

 

Regular attendance is critical¿ must have an exemplary attendance record.

 

Citizenship:

 

Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.

 

Physical Condition:

 

Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations. Must possess a valid State of Michigan Driver License in good standing (with no more than two points¿ proof must be submitted at time of offer). Use of a District automobile.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Under the direction of the Inspector General, the Forensic Auditor shall:

 

Examine allegations of irregularities, fraud, collusion, conflicts of interest, financial mismanagement and improprieties on the part of District employees, contractor personnel and vendors doing business with the District; and in accordance with the Principles and Standards issued by the Association of Inspectors General.

  • Proactively apply knowledge of current fraud schemes to develop an investigative plan as well as identify areas of risk for fraud, waste, abuse, and financial mismanagement.

 

  • Investigate whistleblower reports and violations of noncompliance with District policies and procedures, as well as legislation rules and regulations pertaining to District programs.

 

  • Examine a wide variety of records, procedures, and systems of internal controls to detect fraudulent activities or improprieties, secure evidence and prepare statements of fact for possible referral for internal discipline, and/or referral to law enforcement for criminal prosecution.

 

  • Ensure investigations are handled with tact, discretion, and professionalism; to maintain confidentiality of evidence gathered.

 

  • Develop and manage a heavy caseload; with ability to prioritize multiple projects at a time.

 

  • Prepare clear, concise, and conclusive investigative reports; setting forth the allegation(s), findings, evidence, and recommendations, for review and approval by the Inspector General.

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental principles of accounting and forensic auditing; including knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.

 

  • Works collaboratively with external investigators and prosecuting authorities as appropriate in administrative and criminal investigations, and in accordance with regulatory requirements and legal standards.

 

  • Demonstrated ability to provide testimony before a federal grand jury and at court proceedings.

 

  • Consult with the Senior Forensic Auditor for clarification or guidance as necessary.

 

  • Maintain active membership with professional organizations; such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Inspector General.

 

Special Notes:

  • Exempt from bargaining units.
  • This class description is not a complete statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. Management retains the discretion to add or change typical duties of a position at any time.

Security Clearance:

SECURITY CLEARANCE

 

INTERNAL APPLICANTS

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

 

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.


At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.


Method of Application:

 

Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.


Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.


It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or office at (313) 873-6897.

 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

 

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