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Forensic Accountant/Auditor - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Syracuse

Company: New York State Civil Service
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum QualificationsCandidates for the position of FAA must possess:

  • A minimum of a four (4) year college degree, either specifically in accounting, finance, 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 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; but the position qualifies for CPA accreditation purposes.Applicants will be considered for both entry-level and experienced assignments. ## Duties DescriptionThe New York State Office of the Attorney Generals (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking a Forensic Accountant/Auditor (FAA) for its Civil Enforcement Division. This position will be located in either the Syracuse office or the Albany area office located in Rensselaer.The FAA supports the Unit by working in partnership with its attorneys, investigators, data analysts, nurses, and legal support analysts to conduct complex, long-term healthcare fraud investigations. Utilizing various state laws, including the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law 145-b, and the Executive Law, the Unit, supported by the work of its forensic accountants/auditors, brings civil causes of action or secures criminal indictments to protect the integrity of the State Medicaid program and to protect the health and well-being of residents of residential care facilities. Many of these actions are conducted in coordination with other state, federal or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in large-scale financial recoveries on behalf of the State of New York, as well as the arrest and prosecution of various wrongdoers. ## Additional CommentsOAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. 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 OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.Salary commensurate with experience.PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the Notes on Applying section, the Application Due date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website ( or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.This position will be located in either the Syracuse office or the Albany area office located in Rensselaer. ## Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLYApplications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: Reference No. MFCUFAACEDREN/SYR6115PLEASE NOTE: This position will be located in either the Syracuse office OR the Albany area office located in Rensselaer.Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
      • Cover Letter? You may address to Legal Recruitment? Indicate your location preference of either Syracuse or Rensselaer
      • Resume
      • Transcript? Unofficial transcript is acceptable
      • List of three (3) professional references? Include contact information and email addresses? Indicate your relationship to the reference (e.g., supervisor, professor)
      • Writing SamplePlease note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: Posted: 10/02/19Applications Due: 12/31/19Vacancy ID: 74651Agency: Attorney General, Office of theTitle: Forensic Accountant/Auditor - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - SyracuseOccupational Category: Financial, Accounting, AuditingSalary Grade: NSBargaining Unit: M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)Salary Range: From $0 to $0 AnnuallyEmployment Type: Full-TimeAppointment Type: PermanentJurisdictional Class: Exempt ClassTravel Percentage: 0%Workweek: Mon-FriHours Per Week: 37.5From: 8:30 AMTo: 5 PMFlextime allowed?: NoMandatory overtime?: NoCompressed workweek allowed?: NoTelecommuting allowed?: NoCounty: OnondagaCity: New YorkState: NYZip Code: 10005Name: Legal RecruitmentEmail Address: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xx.xxxStreet Address: 300 South State StreetStreet: NYS Office of the Attorney General, Legal Recruitment Unit 28 Liberty Street

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