Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senior Financial Investigator in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Financial InvestigatorSenior Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Investigator

Agency Name:Office Of The Inspector General

Official Title:Senior Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Investigator

Functional Title:Senior Financial Investigator

Occupational Group:Investigation & Inspection

Position Type:Not Given

Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time

Salary Range:$80,000.00 to $85,000.00 Annually

Bargaining Unit:N/A



Number Of Vacancies:1



Facility Location:One Ashburton Place, Room 1311

Boston, MA 02108

Application Deadline:01-13-2017

Apply Online:No

Posting ID:J57368


The Office of the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Office) is the oldest state-level inspector general-s office in the nation. The Office has a broad mandate to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. The Office has the authority to summons records and people for investigations and management reviews, and to investigate both criminal and civil violations of law. The Office works closely with other law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, including the FBI, the Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Attorney General-s Office and the United States Attorney-s Office.

The successful candidate will be a part of the Office-s Audit, Oversight & Investigations Division, which is responsible for investigating possible criminal and civil misconduct in the use of public funds and property. The division is also responsible for recommending improvements to internal and financial controls to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the use of government assets. The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct complex investigations and reviews into the fraud, waste and abuse of public funds.

  • Provide financial and accounting analyses related to investigations and reviews.

  • Manage multiple forensic accounting and investigative projects at the same time.

  • Develop and execute investigative plans, including conducting interviews and writing reports.

  • Analyze and interpret financial information.

  • Investigate and document citizen complaints (including hotline calls).

  • Review financial statements and associated financial applications to determine compliance with statutory requirements and generally accepted accounting principles.

  • May also on occasion testify at administrative hearings and in grand jury and court proceedings (both state and federal courts) in criminal, civil and administrative cases.


  • Bachelor-s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or other related field.

  • Minimum 7 years of experience conducting financial audits or investigations.

  • Demonstrated strengths as a strong, independent, analytical thinker capable of effectively communicating findings through spreadsheets and written reports, as well as through oral presentations.

  • Knowledge of forensic accounting, fraud schemes and fraud methodologies.

  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret financial and accounting information.

  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Access, Excel and Word.

  • Demonstrated information technology skills.

  • Strong writing and communication skills to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, including fund accounting, used by state and local governments.

  • Ability to handle several projects concurrently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master-s degree in accounting or other business related field.

  • Advanced Professional Designations: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or other related professional designations.

  • Knowledge of accounting software, such as Peachtree or Great Plains.

  • Specialized fraud training and database management experience.

  • Experience working with data analytics tools.

  • Experience working with prosecutorial agencies.

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How To Apply:

Mail or email cover letter and resume to:

Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer

Office of the Inspector General

One Ashburton Place, Room 1311

Boston, MA 02108

Agency Web Address:

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Mary Beth Farrelly

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