Financial Fraud Analyst

Praescient Analytics - Washington, DC3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $100,000 a year
The Financial Fraud Analyst will be a member of a team responsible for the utilizing cutting-edge analytical platforms to proactively recognize, detect and dismantle instances of fraud for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The Consultant will bring investigative and analytic expertise and look for ways to increase customer efficiency and capability across various investigations. The Analyst will work closely with prosecutors, lawyers and members of law enforcement in order to support investigations, evaluate information and provide recommendations. This team will work in full collaboration with the end user to ingest, enrich, analyze, and display data to derive actionable qualitative and quantitative analysis products for the client and partner team.
The successful candidate will also identify and collect requirements from the customer and provide feedback to Praescient and its partner(s) while working alongside the client in the field. The Consultant will model, import, manipulate, and analyze financial data, and use the platform to identify data quality issues, gaps in data, and provide innovative data analysis solutions. The Consultant must be self-motivated, innovative, resourceful, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Additionally, the Consultant must demonstrate a high degree of problem solving ability and be able to communicate very effectively, both verbally and written. Statistical analysis and proficiency in statistical analysis tools are highly desirable.
Essential Functions
  • Mentor a wide range of users to increase their proficiency and expertise on the Palantir platform, and utilize it within your analytical workflows
  • Provide financial analytical support to a client within the government regulatory sector
  • Performs comprehensive due diligence/ intelligence gathering on subjects identified
  • Provide ongoing support to prosecutors and law enforcement agencies
  • Proactively identify trends or patterns of activity related to instances of fraud
  • Conducts in-depth financial analysis from a variety of sources
  • Produce quality reports, presentations, and demonstrations on a regular basis and document workflows and analytic processes for legal purposes
  • Use analysis platforms to complete analytic tasks on an ad-hoc basis with short suspense
  • Interface with a broad range of current clients and pursue new groups and components for enterprise or off-enterprise work
  • Provide high-quality, technically sound training on an individualized and need driven basis
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree strongly preferred; preferably in the computer science or information management/technology disciplines
  • Experience working with financial analysis and/or securities analysis
  • Experience working with financial crimes, anti-money laundering, white collar crime, insider trading, financial fraud, securities and exchanges, hedge funds, and/or risk management
  • Knowledge of, and experience with analytic databases, and tradecraft
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • This is a senior level technical position, often the most senior level technical position for all work for a particular DOJ component.
  • Must demonstrate substantial, hands-on, successful experience in actually doing the work on the systems being used, usually at least five years of such experience. For example, we are looking for candidates with experience in Palantir, Tableau, i2 Analyst's Notebook, EIA, or SQL and have substantial experience, and expertise, in actually doing the work of setting up, populating, troubleshooting, maintaining, documenting, and training users in these environments
  • Requires broad knowledge of the Government's IT environments, including office automation networks, and PC and server based databases and applications
  • Experience in a litigation support environment extremely helpful
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Supervisory experience very strongly preferred
  • Ability to lead a technical team, and to give it direction, will be very important, as will the demonstrated ability to analyze the attorneys' needs, and to design and implement a solution that is responsive to those needs
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certification
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Certification
  • Prior experience in banking operations / financial services
  • Prior experience with Law Enforcement in an investigative/ analytical role
  • Technical experience working as a network administrator or maintainer; working knowledge of basic network administration tools, processes, and software
  • Experience with big data
What you can expect from us
  • Real opportunity for career growth in an environment where your achievements will be celebrated
  • Constant collaboration with numerous teams to ensure client success
  • A team that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise
  • Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain
  • A workplace dedicated to supporting and bettering public safety and government agencies
Praescient offers a very competitive compensation package which includes (but not limited to)
  • Fully paid healthcare for all individual employees (includes both Premiums and Deductibles)
  • 401k plan with a 4% dollar for dollar match – vested 1 month after hire
  • 25 days of Paid Leave – includes all 10 federal holidays
  • 10 additional days of Paid Leave for those in the Reserves or Guard
  • Annual Merit Increases
  • Annual Profit Sharing
  • Spot Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursements
Praescient Analytics is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all Employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, legally protected physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or status in the uniformed services of the United States, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or on any other basis which is protected under applicable law. This includes a commitment to provide a work environment that is free from all forms of illegal harassment including sexual harassment.