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Senior Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Investigator

Applications accepted through February 1, 2019

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 investigates possible criminal and civil misconduct in the use of public funds and property.  The division also identifies 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 in state and federal administrative hearings, grand jury, trails and other court proceedings.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or other business-related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of financial accounting experience, with at least two years in public accounting and with an emphasis on forensic accounting, financial audits or financial investigations.
  • Demonstrated strengths as an independent analytical thinker capable of effectively communicating findings through spreadsheets and written reports, as well as through oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and implement internal controls for the public or private sectors.
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret financial accounting statements and information.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Access, Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated information technology skills.
  • 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, such as: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) or other relevant professional designation.
  • Knowledge of accounting software, such as Peachtree or Great Plains.
  • Specialized fraud training.
  • Database management experience.
  • Experience working with data analytics tools.
  • Working knowledge and experience with municipal finance and accounting.
  • Experience working with prosecutorial agencies.

Other Information

Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000  Annually

Facility Location: 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA

How To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by February 1, 2019, to:

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

The Office of the Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The OIG actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.