Minimum Qualifications Candidates for the entry-level position of forensic accountant/auditor must possess the following:
• A minimum of a four-year college degree, either specifically in finance, accounting, economics, computer science with data analysis, applied statistics, or equivalent post-college work experience.
• Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills.
• The ability to function as an integral part of an investigative team and work in a group setting.
• Knowledge of fundamental computer applications, such as Word, Excel and Access.
• Proficiency with presentation software, such as PowerPoint.
Preferred skills for the position include the following:
• The ability to review financial records and advise or assist in the investigation of alleged fraud.
• Designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner.
• Experience with statistical sampling and/or advanced statistical training.
• Knowledge of the healthcare industry and medical coding concepts (CPT, ICD-9 / 10, DRGs) and/or experience analyzing health care claims data.
• A CPA is not required for the position.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking candidates for an entry-level forensic accountant/auditor position with its Long Island office in Hauppauge. The forensic accountant/auditor supports the Unit by working in partnership with its attorneys, detectives, data analysts, nurses, and legal support analysts to conduct complex, long-term healthcare fraud investigations. Utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, the Executive Law, and other New York laws, the Unit, supported by the work of its forensic accountants/auditors, brings civil actions and criminal proceedings to successfully prosecute individuals and companies who are responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s investigations are conducted in coordination with other state, federal or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in revenue generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money.
Additionally, MFCU investigates reports of abuse and neglect at nursing homes and other health care facilities in New York. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s recently released report investigating allegations of COVID-19-related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.
Additional Comments The salary for this position is $60,669. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingApplications are submitted online. To apply, please go to the OAG website, www.ag.ny.gov, then click on the “Resources” tab and select “Employment Opportunities,” Reference No. MFCU_FAA_HAU_6181
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on November 19, 2021.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment);
• Unofficial college transcript;
• Writing Sample; and a
• List of three (3) professional or academic references with contact information and email addresses.
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
For questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or if you need assistance submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.