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Tax Fraud Investigator II - (190003J1)

Description

Agency Overview:
The Department of Revenue's core mission is to collect the revenues required to support the business of the Commonwealth, to make a difference in the lives of children by enforcing the financial responsibilities of parenthood, and to assist Massachusetts cities and towns in sound and efficient fiscal management. Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused and transparent.
Division Overview:

The Office of the General Council advises the Commissioner and others within the department on all aspects of tax and administrative law. The Office also oversees the operations of the Underground Storage Tank Program and the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

TAX FRAUD INVESTIGATOR II

The Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) of the Department of Revenue is seeking an experienced investigator to join its team of investigators and attorneys. At this level, the selected candidate will possess solid knowledge of investigative principles and practices and working knowledge of the governing laws, rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to investigations of tax fraud. In addition, the selected candidate will be called upon to independently conduct complex investigations involving numerous targets, numerous types of fraud and/or larger dollar amounts of fraud and to provide guidance to lower-level tax fraud investigators.

The selected candidate may perform the following:
* Gather information by interviewing subjects and witnesses; conducting research using available internal and subscription databases, internet-based resources, and other available sources of information; and reviewing financial documentation or other evidence in order to determine if a violation of state tax law has taken place.
* Analyze the information gathered to determine if the case can be successfully prosecuted.
* Recommend to superiors whether there is sufficient evidence to bring the case to the attention of a prosecutor's office.
* Document all evidence by preparing a detailed report setting forth the results of the investigation in order to provide prosecutor's offices with all information that is necessary to bring the case to trial.
* Act as contact person with other law enforcement and civil enforcement officials in order to provide or gather information pertaining to the investigation.
* Assist staff of prosecutor's offices in preparing for a jury trial by providing documentation
* and evidence and, if necessary, testifying during the course of that trial in order to bring the case to a successful conclusion.
* Summon and analyze bank and other financial records, account records and financial reports in order to demonstrate the existence of tax fraud and make relevant computations.
* Assist in the preparation of search warrant affidavits and assist prosecutor's offices in obtaining search warrants required in tax fraud cases.
* Testify as a government witness at hearings, in court, or before grand juries in tax fraud cases.
* Perform related work such as attending meetings to exchange information and maintaining records of assigned cases.
* Conduct preliminary reviews of complaints received to determine whether an investigation should be opened or a referral made.
* Conduct investigations involving multiple entities or targets.
* Maintain integrity of investigations by adhering to appropriate ethical and legal requirements pertaining to topics such as confidentiality of information and grand jury secrecy.
* Develop information through extensive fact-finding required to uncover evidence of tax fraud which may be circumstantial, fragmented or concealed and in order to resolve conflicts in the testimony of witnesses.
* Compile and examine complex financial data in suspected tax fraud cases involving taxable income obtained from illegitimate enterprises and/or from sources of income outside the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth.
* Provide on-the-job training for lower-level or less-experienced tax fraud investigators.
* Conduct investigations that involve out-of-state targets, complex issues, and/or extensive analysis of books and records.
* Compile and examine financial data in suspected tax fraud cases involving complex organizational structures requiring extensive analysis of financial documents.
* Determine methods of obtaining information and evidence in tax cases where evidence is obstructed, witnesses are uncooperative, and complex legal issues are involved.
* Participate in investigations involving illegal source income, organized criminal activities and guide investigations through a grand jury in close cooperation with prosecutor's offices.
* Participate in joint investigations with other governmental agencies such as the Internal
* Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the U.S. Attorney, or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies.
* Investigate cases involving hidden assets, complex legal issues, multiple violations and violators, and/or obstructive tactics by taxpayers or their representatives.

Additional Key Accountabilities:

The selected candidate will have the decision-making authority to:
* Plan, organize and schedule field work and analysis.
* Determine what is or is not taxable and whether or not the elements of criminal charges can be proven during the course of field work and analysis desk exam.
* Determine the dollar amount of tax fraud or tax loss associated with criminal activity.
* Recommend the criminal charges and associated periods that should be considered by prosecutors.
* Recommend whether or not information items received warrant referral or further review.
* Recommend investigative tactics and strategy in investigations involving complex legal issues, concealed assets and uncooperative taxpayers, taxpayer representatives and witnesses.
* Recommend which investigations to prioritize in assigned area of coordination.

Qualifications

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, tax examination or financial investigation, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree or higher degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor's degree or higher degree in accounting, finance, or business administration may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

III. A Graduate degree in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

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

Official Title: Tax Fraud Investigator II

Primary Location

: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Job

: Accounting and Finance

Agency

: Department of Revenue

Schedule

: Full-time

Shift

: Day

Job Posting

: May 2, 2019, 9:24:16 AM

Number of Openings

: 1

Salary

: 62,530.26 - 90,570.48 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Allan Motenko - 617-###-####
Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.
Confidential: No

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Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, tax examination or financial investigation, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree or higher degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. A Bachelor's degree or higher degree in accounting, finance, or business administration may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. III. A Graduate degree in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

62,530.26 - 90,570.48 Yearly If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Allan Motenko - 617-###-#### Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin. Confidential: No


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