Forensic Accountant Criminal Investigations (Senior Level) Job in United State

Job title: Forensic Accountant Criminal Investigations (Senior Level)

Company: Compass Strategy Solutions

Job description: Company Overview

Compass Strategy Solutions, LLC is a Small Woman Owned Government Contracting business specializing in law enforcement support services for the Federal Government. Join a team of experienced professionals and a fast-growing business. We offer competitive benefits. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Summary

In this role, you will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in financial investigations that further the client agency’s mission and provides strategic support that enables client agency programs to run more effectively and efficiently. You shall possess a strong working knowledge of task forces and financial investigative groups and have experience in and exposure to investigations involving civil and criminal forfeitures, domestic and transnational organized crime, white collar crime, money laundering, drug trafficking offenses, illicit trade finance, and other related areas of activity. You shall also possess a strong understanding and working knowledge of general and complex financial crimes including, but not limited to, domestic and international money laundering methods, Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE), Third-Party Money Laundering (3PML), Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML), cryptocurrency, funnel accounts, shell companies, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, government program frauds including, but not limited to, elder/romance/confidence frauds/other financial frauds, and financial crimes involving the utilization of cryptocurrency and digital payment platforms.

Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities and duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide extensive knowledge regarding accounting and financial practices, world-wide securities, banking laws and systems, conventional and non-conventional financial institutions, national and international businesses.
  • Serve as a forensic accountant and authority in the identification, examination, and analysis of financial data.
  • Assess the value of financial evidence; unravel sophisticated techniques for moving funds and shielding illegal activity.
  • Provide financial profiles of individuals and groups.
  • Develop and provide forensic accounting presentations/briefings.
  • Maintain appropriate contacts in law enforcement, private industry, and other government agencies to advance investigations and to share best practices. Mentor and instruct inexperienced forensic accountants and financial analysts.
  • Provide authoritative expertise with regard to accounting and financial practices, world-wide securities, banking laws and systems, conventional and non-conventional financial institutions, national and international businesses.
  • Provide analytical support and case assessments to federal investigative agency priority investigations as determined by its management; support will include, but not be limited to: FinCEN inquiries, federal investigative agency internal database searches, open-source database searches, and bank account analysis/processing of grand jury information.
  • Process and organize data (bank statements, financial reports) obtained by the field via the proper legal process in order to provide the field support for executing seizure warrant on said assets.
  • Provide expertise in international banking, correspondent banking, and international wire transfers.
  • Document the results of their analysis in federal agency investigative reports and provide briefings to the investigative team on the conclusions.
  • Assist in the location and repatriation of assets that are subject to forfeiture.
  • Assist special agents with the preparation of affidavits in support of asset seizure.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions with financial investigative groups and task forces.
  • Conduct analysis during investigation support on financial transactions to accurately identify all parties involved in criminal activity.
  • Perform reviews on internet open resources for additional intelligence from the public sector and various reputable public intelligence sites, to include, but not limited to:
  • Collect, process, and analyze case-related, commercial, and open source data;
  • Automate data analysis where possible to process large volumes of investigative data;
  • Collaborate with analysts and partner law enforcement agencies on shared datasets, systems, services and tools.
  • Obtain raw criminal intelligence from various database resources and correlate the data, culminating in a full analysis of the information.
  • Use specialized knowledge of methods, techniques, and subject matter analysis applied to investigations, to include, but not limited to:
  • Research, extraction, and correlation of large amounts of raw data from various criminal investigative tools and databases resulting in reports and data visualizations;
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and cutting-edge technological tools to develop malleable visualizations for big data involved in large-scale financial investigations; and
  • Possess specialized experience and utilize advanced technological tools to perform deep, global background intelligence research of persons and entities that are the subject of criminal investigation.
  • Use subject matter expertise and financial investigative/analytical skills to target illicit trade finance activity in support of identifying and eliminating money laundering vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system, to include, but not limited to:
  • Expertise in international trade finance risk management and compliance experience and training in lending, issuing letters of credit, documentary collection, factoring, export credit and insurance;
  • Expertise in U.S. import and export laws, U.S. Customs regulations and compliance, international and domestic trade law, shipping operations, U.S. sanction policies, U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act, and U.S. tariff regulations;
  • Expertise in domestic and global scope of illicit trade, the complex and/or sophisticated means and methods by which it is facilitated such as Trade Based Money Laundering/Black Market Peso Exchange, and how it is evolving.
  • May serve as a factual witness during Federal prosecutions.\

Position Requirements

  • Must have more than 10 years of specialized experience in forensic accounting and a MA/MS degree.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or a related course of study; Advanced education and certifications in forensic accounting (Certified Freud Examiner, CFE; a CPA certification with Certification in Financial Forensics, CFF) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of procedures and techniques as generally prescribed under American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) disciplines;
  • Solve complex problems independently by following accounting procedures and have experience in evaluating controls associated with complex business processes;
  • Knowledge of current and anticipated banking anti-money laundering regulations and practices;
  • Experience conducting analysis of complex financial and business records to support federal investigations and prosecutions by using criminal investigative tools and other client-owned databases;
  • Demonstrate applied knowledge to the enforcement of Title 18, Title 31 and other applicable statutes of the Federal Criminal Code, and the seizure and forfeiture of illegally derived property;
  • Ability to conduct extensive research and analysis using open-source information, national and international databases, and corporate record filings to correlate and summarize data into a finished professional product.
  • Investigative experience to include planning, conducting, and leading complex financial investigations at a federal level as a criminal investigator or a contractor.
  • Additional relevant experience to include Asset Forfeiture and Repatriation of Assets, Forensic Money Laundering and Fraud investigations, Drug Trafficking/Organized Crime/White Collar criminal investigations, or similar areas of criminal activity, is required.
  • Possess DHS Public Trust clearance, or be eligible to obtain such clearance.

Physical Demands and Work Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Local travel in the immediate area likely; possible out of area travel when required by government customer and approved in advance by the company.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Location: Washington DC

Job date: Sat, 05 Aug 2023 03:58:15 GMT

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