Job Details

Investigator 

Positions located in West and Middle Tennessee


About Our Office
In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better.  
We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.

Position

The  Comptroller’s Division of Investigations supports the office’s audit function by investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in government and publicly-funded entities and by working closely with law enforcement and prosecutors on criminal allegations.  Investigators travel as needed and may be required to work a flexible schedule in order to meet deadlines.  The Division of Investigations has teams in four regions - West, Middle, Mid East, and Upper East - based on geography and judicial districts.  We are currently looking to fill positions in our West and Middle regions. 

To perform this job successfully, candidates must be able to apply knowledge of accounting principles and techniques in analyzing voluminous books and records, (manual and/or accounting systems) to find evidence of complex manipulation and/or concealment.  They should possess the competencies to deal tactfully and proficiently with the public; to exercise common sense and good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; and to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.  Candidates should be familiar with accounting, auditing, and/or investigative procedures.  Successful employees will maintain professionalism at all times and exhibit a high level of integrity in all situations.

To qualify for consideration, an applicant should have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis, or with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice with a minimum of 9 semester hours in accounting and a minimum of 2 years financial investigative experience.

Other combinations of education/experience, if equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

Major responsibilities for this position will include:

• Learning and performing investigative work involving allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds or property, including but not limited to:

o Conducting interviews; 
o Reviewing and analyzing documents; 
o Preparing case files in appropriate format;
o Researching laws and regulations;
o Recognizing and reporting process and transaction deficiencies;
o Preparing to present investigations and testimony in all phases of the judicial process;  
o Following internal processes and guidelines 

• Working with staff of local, state, and federal agencies, contract auditors, vendors, citizens, etc., to accomplish the mission of the organization.
• Seizing process improvement opportunities to streamline workflows and improve accuracy.
• Maintaining and continually improving individual contribution to a service-oriented culture that supports customers and leadership.
• Communicating clearly and frequently with leadership, team members, and customers.
• Utilizing a high degree of tact and diplomacy in all interactions.
• Using a variety of reporting methods to increase the likelihood of compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations, standards, best practices, and policy.

Compensation

The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more. The office also offers a flexible work schedule that includes an opportunity to occasionally work from home. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the Office is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace.  It is the Comptroller’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.