• State of Massachusetts
  • $118,865.00 -119,530.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 2 Joy St

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Job Description: Risk Analyst (Auditor II)

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking an experienced Auditor II for the role of Risk Analyst to monitor fiscal and operational data, reconcile accounts and identify discrepancies, develop data analytics and reporting tools, perform audits, and assist in fraud investigations. The Risk Analyst will be a member of the Department's Bureau of Program Integrity. The Bureau is charged with developing, supporting and monitoring the Department's internal controls, fiscal, and operational practices.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing forensic research on, and analysis of, the DDS financial and operational data to identify potential fraud and/or business revenue loss; Assessing compliance with control procedures by DDS field staff; Supporting internal theft/fraud investigations; Perform audits of fiscal and operational activities; and Conducting systems analysis of internal controls infrastructure to inform data governance initiatives.

To be successful in this role, the Risk Analyst must have the ability to combine investigative skills with knowledge of accounting procedures. The ideal candidate will be able to perform data optimization analysis to support risk reduction, efficient utilization of Agency resources, and participate in development of fraud prevention procedures to ensure accurate financial and operational management statewide.

The nature of these duties requires the Risk Analyst travel to multiple locations in the commonwealth including area offices and regional offices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data analytics
  • Monitor data from a variety of sources to identify anomalies, conduct forecasting, and trend analysis
  • Set statewide benchmarks and audit triggers
  • Aggregate regional data reports submissions to perform data analysis to flag fraud indicators
  • Review and analyzes reports for accuracy, completeness and content to take appropriate action to flag problems

  • Accounting reviews
  • Review and analyze financial documents/data records pertaining to state operated services, Regional Business, Accounting, and Contracts offices to identify and trace discrepancies
  • Track identified risks and routinely monitor reporting submissions received from regional offices
  • Review and analyze vendor invoices for potential indicators of fraud

  • Procedural compliance
  • Support development of program integrity plans, tools, processes and procedures
  • Performs regular audits to ensure all accounting and operational procedures follow regulatory mandate, control procedures and GAAP
  • Work with the Senior Manager to perform risk assessments of operational procedures and identify risk mitigation activities
  • Evaluation of compliance with control procedures through quantitative analysis of expenditures and overages and qualitative assessment/analysis of procedural compliance
  • Review the work of the regional Internal Controls Coordinators to ensure adherence to established internal controls procedures and responsibilities
  • Help to develop best practice methodologies to identify fraud and support the implementation of those methodologies in the regions in partnership with the regional Internal Controls Coordinators

  • Investigation support
  • Support internal fraud investigations, obtain information in order to determine if fraud is present
  • Work with Senior Manager to develop and implement procedures to be used in collecting information and evidence in connection with investigations
  • Report findings in close collaboration with the Senior Manager

  • Other
  • Provide technical assistance, supports and training with systems and applications such as Access, Excel, databases etc. to ensure the most accurate and efficient information is collected and maintained for compliance and tracking purposes.
  • Work with Regional Director and Regional Systems Manager in reviewing required area and regional systems
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Director of Program Integrity and its' members to review best practices and makes recommendations to ensure consistency in agency procedures across all Regions.
  • The Risk Analyst may be assigned other duties/oversight projects as needed.

About the Agency:

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members. DDS is entrusted with the stewardship of public funds. The Bureau of Program Integrity exists to ensure resources are managed responsibly, with high integrity and strong internal controls. The Bureau's purpose is to incorporate the values of central management transparency, oversight, and partnership into the organization structure. We serve as risk management ambassadors, advisors, and auditors across the full scope of DDS's operations. We provide reasonable and consistent oversight that helps DDS maintain compliance with federal, state, and department rules for managing public funds.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to extensive professional experience, preferred qualifications include applicants holding a relevant professional certification, such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by The Institute of Internal Auditors, or any accreditation or certification held in a related field/ industry.

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. More information, please visit .

In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit


Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1 (800) ###-####.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Risk Analyst requisition.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business Management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the require experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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