Investigator II (Auditor)

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within CCC with the authority to conduct investigations regarding waste, fraud and misconduct by any officer, employee, member of the Board; any contractor, subcontractor, consultant or agent providing or seeking to provide goods or services to CCC; and any program administered or funded by the District or colleges.

 

Recommendations made by the OIG as a result of its independent investigations and audits serve to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in the administration of the District’s programs and operations.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Under general supervision, the Investigator II (Auditor) conducts varied and complex audits/reviews of CCC programs and operations and investigations involving allegations of waste, fraud and misconduct by the District’s officers, employees, members of the Board, agents and contractors.  Performs related duties as required.      

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

·       Combines accounting knowledge with investigative skills to perform financial analysis and forensic duties in support of investigations involving fraud, misappropriation of assets, or mismanagement of funds.

·       Investigates financial impropriety by conducting forensic research to trace funds, and in-depth analysis of documents including financial statements and accounting records.

·       Participates in the conduct of large scale and extensive audits/reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in protecting CCC’s resources, and assessing the compliance and performance of programs, operations and processes.

·       Prepares detailed reports on actions taken during all phases of an investigation or audit/review (i.e. document review, fact finding analysis, interviews).

·       Conducts investigations varying in level of complexity and difficulty.  Performs various investigative activities to include the review and analysis of data and records, conducts surveillance, collects evidence, and prepares reports to determine whether there is evidence of waste, fraud, misconduct, or mismanagement.

·       Interviews complainants, witnesses and subjects to gather and verify facts, or to corroborate evidence as part of investigations.

·       Conducts site visits to gather physical evidence and examines work records and related documents.

·       Conducts surveillance and gathers evidence through the use of surveillance techniques, e.g., witness, photographic, video evidence.

·       Reviews and analyzes extensive data and records to determine whether evidence of waste, fraud, misconduct or mismanagement exists.

·       Maintains case records and reports on the status of assigned cases.

·       May provide guidance to less experienced Investigators in the conduct of investigations, audit/reviews, and surveillance activities.

·       Testifies in criminal and civil court and at administrative hearings regarding investigative findings. 

 

Positions with Accounting and Finance degrees:

Focus on additional duties: 

·       Analyzes business and audit risks related to financial and operational processes and systems.

·       Performs quantitative and qualitative data analysis using technological tools and forensic audit techniques to assess the effectiveness of accounting controls and the efficiency of operations. 

 

Positions with a J.D. and assigned to the Legal Unit:

Focus on additional duties:  

·       Conducts legal research and analyses of the ethical and legal implications of rules and policy violations, and related legal issues, and drafts sections of case summary reports.

·       Participates in the preparation and drafting of summary reports of completed investigations and audits to provide to the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and executive staff with a case summation as well as findings and recommended corrective actions. 

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To                       Supervising Investigator and/or Assistant Inspector General

Direct Supervision          None

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Finance or a field related to a position’s specific area of assignment

·       Depending on individual position’s job focus, may require a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school

·       Two years of work experience in conducting financial and operational audits, which may include work experience in performing fact finding analysis and investigative research and reporting

·       A combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials

·       Investigative work experience in an Inspector General’s Office, law enforcement agency, or with a branch in the military is highly desirable

·       High ethical standards

·       A valid State of Illinois driver’s license

·       Designation as a Certified Inspector General (CIG), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), a Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or comparable certification is highly desirable

·       Knowledge of CCC’s policies, procedures, rules and agreements

·       Knowledge of applicable federal, state and municipal laws and regulations regarding fraud and criminal and civil violations 

·       Knowledge of investigative practices, procedures, and reporting standards

·       Knowledge of investigative research and interviewing techniques 

·       Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

·       Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

·       Excellent writing, research and presentation skills

·       Excellent organizational skills

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

·       Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment

·       Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in handling sensitive situations 

·       Ability to work with a high degree of professionalism

·       Ability to work independently or as part of a diverse investigative team

·       Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

We offer: excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

 

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!

 

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