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Class Code: 6744
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Responsible for the planning and organizing of financial investigations dealing with the identification and seizure of personal and business assets and financial fraud investigations dealing with the identification of monies and assets fraudulently obtained. Works closely with Department personnel and national law enforcement personnel and prosecutors. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: 1. Coordinates the caseload of financial crime investigations within the group, including assigning of personnel, evaluation and review of work product and performance, providing feedback, direction and continued training and professional development of subordinates.

2. Explains and interprets financial investigation policies and procedures and resolve complaints and issues which cannot be addressed by subordinate staff.

3. Responds to questions and requests for information from personnel, managers, and the general public.

4. Reviews various formal accounting records to document money laundering and provide investigative leads and to seize/forfeit assets.

5. Prepares accounting computations for use in court to provide a legal basis for seizure/forfeiture of assets.

6. Tracks money-laundering transactions for use in court to establish evidence of illegal activity.

7. Creates written documents (e.g., monthly reports, statistical reports, legal correspondence, findings of fact, articles, etc.) to assist attorneys in reviewing and preparing court cases and for publication.

8. Plans financial investigations with attorneys and/or officers to obtain information and documents regarding financial fraud cases.

9. Testifies as an expert accounting witness in financial fraud indictments and trials to provide testimony for legal purposes using technical expertise.

10. Interviews third parties with officers to obtain documents and statements to use as evidence in criminal financial fraud cases, using interviewing and interrogation techniques.

11. Participates in search warrants as the financial expert with officers to obtain documents to serve as evidence of criminal activity related to financial crimes.

12. Remains current on job-specific procedures, laws, rules and regulations through professional development courses, meetings, research and job-related publications.

13. Assists prosecutors of financial cases by relating required documents to specific counts of an indictment and avoiding exclusion of evidence.

14. Instructs at law enforcement training seminars in the areas of financial crimes and money laundering.

15. Assists in the development of new training courses, updating and revising existing financial and fraud investigative instructional materials and techniques.

16. Plans, conducts and/or leads others in the conduct of on-site special purpose audits of business for profit and non-profit organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: 1. forensic accounting techniques.

2. third party financial records maintained in the normal course of business.

3. the principles and practices of supervision in order to provide direction, assign tasks, evaluate performance and train staff.

4. industry standard changes and prosecution procedural changes.

5. standard business practices.

6. generally accepted accounting practices and procedures.

7. differences between fraudulent and legitimate financial transactions.

8. computers and their relationship to automated accounting systems.

9. laws and regulations affecting financial records at the local, state and federal level.

Skill in:

1. auditing techniques.

2. analysis of financial documents.

3. developing evidence related to accounting transactions.

4. designing and presenting financial accounting analyses.

5. written communication for both administrative and technical purposes.

6. basic bookkeeping techniques.

7. using a computer to conduct analysis of financial data.

8. oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations.

Ability to:

1. analyze, interpret, and summarize complex financial transactions and accounting records.

2. trace accounting transactions to their origin.

3. testify and undergo intense examination in court.

4. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

5. effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, at all levels.

6. set short and long range plans or goals for programs and projects.


Office Setting.


Out-of-state travel will be required to perform certain work functions.
Will be required to possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Criminal Justice, or related field and seven (7) years of combined experience in criminal fraud accounting investigations and/or public accounting and a certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). A designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is required within three years of the date of hire.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/28/2014 11:26:43 AM