Accounting Technician:

Location: Albany, NY
Date Posted: 07-25-2017
Accounting Technician:  

The Contractor shall provide Legal Support to two divisions - Criminal and Civil Division. The district needs one (1) Accounting Technician in Albany, New York who will work under the supervision of the Chief of the Criminal Division.  Case related travel to branch offices may be authorized, as needed, as well as travel relating to special projects and training. 
 
Reviews and analyzes the financial and management operations of a variety of governmental, commercial, industrial, financial and corporate organizations.  Gathers and examines a wide array of financial documents obtained from a variety of sources, including financial statements, accounting records, operating reports, billing records, invoices, data processing material, bank records and other documents pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations under investigation.  Uses financial reports and automated systems to review data and transactions. Reconstructs partial or inadequate records.  Works closely with AUSAs (and often with law enforcement agents) to identify or confirm violations involving transactions conducted by the targets to obtain or conceal illegal financial gains.
 
Develops a financial profile of the organization, group, or individual whose conduct is being investigated, determining the nature of the fraudulent scheme and activity, the identities, roles, and relationships of participants, obtaining evidence of the same, interviewing potential witnesses, identifying pertinent transactions and events, and presenting findings and recommendations (and often law enforcement agents) and supervisors.
 
Demonstrates familiarity with applicable federal, state, local, tribal, and international laws to the extent necessary to make sound decisions on the direction and scope of the analyses.  Will make recommendations based on findings that are in accordance with applicable law(s) mission, policies and objectives.
 
Prepares interim financial reports on the progress of analyses and investigations for use by supervisory attorneys.  Includes findings and conclusions, recommendations for additional investigative actions, and assessments of documentary evidence.
 
Discusses cases and investigations with law enforcement agents, and supervisors and recommends further courses of action.
 
Assists in the preparation of charts and other materials for trial.
 
Works with paralegal specialists, automated litigation support specialists, and others in compiling financial documents and physical evidence, creating detailed charts, graphs, summaries for use in court documents and proceedings, including motions and at trial.
 
Provides advice and assistance on the identification, selection, preparation and presentation of financial documents and other evidence. 
 
Listens to witness interviews when appropriate.
 
Participates in conferences, meetings and discussions with other members, representatives of federal,  state, local, tribal, and international agencies (law enforcement and otherwise), governmental and private organizations and businesses, including task forces, groups, and entities targeting public corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, and procurement fraud.
 
Travel may be necessary to branch offices relating to special projects and cases.  Some other travel may be necessary for training and special projects.
 
 
 
Required Qualifications:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Two-year degree in accounting or four-year degree in a related field (finance, business, banking, or economics) with 30 credit hours in accounting. 
   With the COR’s approval, relevant financial and accounting experience performing technical level   duties    in accounting, banking, or finance for corporations or non-profit organizations may be substituted for the education and credit requirements. 
- Experience in banks and banking. 
- Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems used by banking, financial and other institutions. 
- Ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other data bases, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional. 
- Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. 
- Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. 
- Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Ability to review documents and summarize them effectively.
- Attention to detail.
- Some walking, standing, bending, and moving of documents (ability to lift and move boxes containing documents weighing up to 30 pounds).
- Ability to obtain a security clearance.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
 
Desired Skills:
*Experience working in a Government and/or Litigation Support environment in conjunction with basic qualifications and/or equivalent level of training.
* It is highly desired that the applicant also have the ability to work in Lexis/Nexis and/or West Law.
* Current or active clearance.
 
 
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