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Financial Investigator, Inspector General’s Internal Special Audit Unit at MassDOT

Applications accepted through February 7, 2020

The Office of the Inspector General (Office) offers unique opportunities to work in a team environment dedicated to improving state government in multiple high-profile areas.  The Office sets the highest standards for its employees and is committed to sustaining a healthy work-life balance.

The Office seeks a Financial Investigator to work in its Internal Special Audit Unit (ISAU) at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)As the first state-level inspector general’s office in the country, the Office is at the forefront of improving government.  The Office’s work enhances public confidence in government, improves transparency and accountability, and promotes the best interests of the people of the Commonwealth in the use of public funds and property.

Working in a collaborative and inclusive team environment, the successful candidate will work on financial audits and investigations in the ISAU, which monitors the quality, efficiency and integrity of MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) operating and capital programs.  The ISAU also seeks to prevent, detect and correct fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public and private transportation funds.  The ISAU is a division of the Office and is independent of MassDOT and the MBTA.  The Office is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their work and service, to the diversity and excellence of its work and community. 

Duties Include:

  • Investigate allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement of MassDOT funds by collecting documentary evidence, conducting interviews and meetings, and analyzing data and evidence to form sound findings and conclusions.
  • Develop investigative plans to assess the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness of agency processes and compliance with MassDOT and MBTA policies.
  • Analyze and interpret financial information.
  • Provide financial and accounting analyses related to investigations.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings in MassDOT and MBTA projects and operations.
  • Draft detailed investigative reports and work papers.
  • Work effectively with data analytics software to examine, compare and analyze large sets of data that support the ISAU’s findings and conclusions.
  • Collaborate with other law enforcement or prosecutorial agencies on civil and criminal matters arising out of the ISAU’s work.
  • Support the ISAU’s public-facing hotline by receiving, documenting and analyzing complaints to determine whether the complaint falls within the ISAU’s jurisdiction.
  • Work collaboratively with team of auditors and investigators, as well as other Office divisions, and management and professional staff.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, criminal justice, political science or other related field.
  • At least three years’ experience conducting financial or fraud investigations.
  • Working knowledge of investigative procedures.
  • Excellent writing, communication, analytical and research skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with agency personnel and state and local officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment, as well as on several projects concurrently.
  • Ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced professional designation, such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS).
  • Experience working with data analytics software, such as Tableau or ACL.
  • Experience investigating government entities.
  • Knowledge of state and municipal government, with a focus on governance, procurement, financial procedures and other operations of governmental entities.
  • Knowledge of MassDOT and/or MBTA programs and operations.

Other Information:

Salary Range: 
$45,000 – $50,000

How to Apply: 
Submit cover letter and resume by February 7, 2020, to:

Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108

Diversity Officer:
Mary Beth Farrelly

The Office of the Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. The Office does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Office promotes access, inclusion and diversity for all staff, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding working environment and in keeping with its mission. The Office actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.