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Forensic Accountant
Dallas, TX                                                                     Send Resume


Harris Group Services, Inc. (HGS) is seeking to fill positions of Forensic Accountant – for an independent agency of the Federal government, Regional Office located in Dallas, TX. 


The principal responsibilities of the Forensic Accountant include, but are not limited to, the compilation/review of evidential accounting matter which document or result in the discovery of any adverse loss to the bank that may be associated with a pending or possible future legal dispute. 


The Forensic Accountant will assist the Federal agency in ascertaining whether a given failed financialinstitution's auditors, internal and external, properly employed the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GARS) while forming their opinion on the fairness and accuracy of the institution management's presentation of the financial condition of the institution, and whether those presentations are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 


The following is a description of minimum requirements for the Forensic Accountant position.



Role & Responsibilities:


  • The Forensic Accountant shall assist the Federal agency in identifying areas of potential financial statementmisstatement that were undetected or unrevealed by the Bank's auditors and which may be the basis for an accountants' liability claim against the auditor.


  • The Forensic Accountant shall also provide litigation support. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, tracing the movement of funds, collection of accounting data and information and implementing any othercompliance techniques that confirm or dispute an internal and/or external auditors' practices, procedures, validation techniques, scope of services compliance or sampling methods used to derive a stated opinion or conclusion.

  • The Forensic Accountant reviews accounting policies and financial statements, analyzes accounting systems and databases, and reviews and analyzes auditor work papers, recorded balances and accounting transactions for evidence of material, financial statement misstatement and/or fraudulent activities.


  • The Forensic Accountant may conduct interviews, under the guidance of the Federal agency Investigations Technical Monitor and in the presence of Federal agency internal legal counsel.



Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Four (4) year business, accounting degree or current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.


  • Five (5) years' experience in auditing and forensic accounting.

  • Two (2) years managerial/supervisory experience in the financial accounting or financial investigations.

  • A working knowledge of accounting and data systems.


  • Progressively responsible experience in financial investigations.


  • Skilled in professional writing and oral communication.


  • Experience in development and implementation of policies and procedures.


  • Ability to develop and conduct training programs relevant to Task Order assignments.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access for the purpose of developing complex reports and spreadsheet analyses.

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