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District Attorney Forensic Accountant


Contra Costa County

Contact Person
Human Resources

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Are you a seasoned Accountant or Auditor seeking a new and exciting career opportunity and looking to join an organization committed to upholding justice and enhancing public safety for the community? Contra Costa County's District Attorney's Office may have the right career opportunity for you! 

Contra Costa County is recruiting to fill a vacancy for District Attorney Forensic Accountant. 
Under general direction, the successful candidate will identify and develop effective investigative, prosecution, and penalty strategies for cases involving economic fraud or financial crimes, including insurance fraud and real estate fraud, as well as consumer protection and environmental protection violations.  District Attorney Forensic Accountants examine accounting, business, and financial records of businesses, organizations, governments, and/or individuals under criminal and/or civil investigation by the District Attorney; provide expert witness testimony in court or other judicial proceedings; and to perform related work.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting necessary to analyze financial records and evaluate complex financial transactions
  • Knowledge of forensic analytics of electronic data used to reconstruct or detect financial fraud
  • Ability to apply accounting and auditing principles, standards, and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze comprehensive, accounting and statistical reports;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and conduct a variety of investigations of financial transactions and records

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout Contra Costa County.  The mission of the Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime.  We are committed to providing assistance to those harmed by crime.   We continue to find ways to modernize our Office in order to meet the community's needs and to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe place to live and work. 

Read the complete job description at The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

Tentative Oral Exam: March 7, 2019


Minimum Qualifications:

License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a valid California motor vehicle operator's license..
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
Possession of an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License issued by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under the California Department of Consumer Affairs or equivalent; or an Inactive CPA license by the California Board of Accountancy on the condition of active license status renewal prior to appointment. CPA certification must be maintained throughout employment as a District Attorney Forensic Accountant.
Four (4) years of professional accounting experience, including two (2) years of experience conducting fraud investigations, auditing financial records of public and/or private organizations, and preparing comprehensive audit reports, preferably in a legal or litigation environment. 
Professional experience is defined as work performed for a public or private accounting firm after licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.
Desirable Certification(s):
Professional designation as a Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is highly desirable.


Contact Person Human Resources

Address County Administrator's Office 651 Pine Street, 2nd Floor

City Martinez

Zip 94553

Phone 925-335-1701


Ad Number 00003404