Accountant (Forensics)

US Government, Department of Justice

The incumbent provides professional financial analysis in support of investigations involving complicated financial transactions. Positions are in the Southern District of Florida and locations include the following: Miami, Florida and West Palm Beach, Florida **This announcement will be open for 10 working days OR until the first 150 applications have been received, whichever happens first.**


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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings:


If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for legal support. Typical work assignments will include: Conducting financial analysis of documents and records to determine whether there have been violations of Federal statutes. Conducting forensic analysis and financial investigations which typically involve extensive business operations, activities and transactions. Developing or modifying methods and techniques to depict money flow in complex and sophisticated fraud and money laundering schemes. Analyzes accounting and financial records. Using a variety of forensic accounting and analytical techniques. Preparing concise and accurate forensic analysis reports, link charts, timelines and criminal reference reports. Assembling, correlating and analyzing facts obtained to prepares detailed exhibits, charts and schedules as required. Providing assistance to investigators and AUSAs to include identifying, reviewing, and analyzing financial documents and reports after the execution of search warrants. Conveying complex financial information to prosecutors and investigators to advance investigations and strengthen understanding of investigative team as to movement of illicit proceeds and patterns of fraud and money laundering. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic and Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below. To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying. Basic Requirements for the Accounting Series, 0510
Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term “accounting” means “accounting and/or auditing” in this standard. Similarly, “accountant” should be interpreted, generally, as “accountant and/or auditor.”)
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant’s background must also include one of the following:
Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant’s education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. Minimum Qualifications:
GS-0510-12: You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties: Using electronic resources to collect, review, and organize financial data; Synthesizing the results of financial research and analysis efforts into written and oral presentations; and Using a variety of forensic accounting techniques to assist with investigations. GS-0510-13: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties: Conducting investigatory audit plans that involve analyzing financial data; Conducting a variety of forensic financial investigations; and Composing forensic analysis reports to convey financial information to prosecutors and investigators. NOTE(s): Experience: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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