Minimum Qualifications Candidates for the position of FAA must possess:
A minimum of a four-year college degree, either specifically in finance, accounting, 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 for the position.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking forensic accountants/auditors (FAA) for its Buffalo office. The FAA supports the Unit by working in partnership with its attorneys, detectives, 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 Comments Applicants will be considered for both entry-level and experienced assignments.
OAG employees serve more than 19 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.
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