PAE, Inc Accounting Technician in Albany, New York

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Accounting Technician


PAE has an exciting opportunity for an Accounting Technician to provide legal support to both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the US Attorney’s Office.

  • Reviews and analyzes the financial and management operations of a variety of governmental, commercial, industrial, financial and corporate organizations. Gathers and examines a wide array of financial documents obtained from a variety of sources, including financial statements, accounting records, operating reports, billing records, invoices, data processing material, bank records and other documents pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations under investigation. Uses financial reports and automated systems to review data and transactions. Reconstructs partial or inadequate records. Works closely with AUSAs (and often with law enforcement agents) to identify or confirm violations involving transactions conducted by the targets to obtain or conceal illegal financial gains.

  • Develops a financial profile of the organization, group, or individual whose conduct is being investigated, determining the nature of the fraudulent scheme and activity, the identities, roles, and relationships of participants, obtaining evidence of the same, interviewing potential witnesses, identifying pertinent transactions and events, and presenting findings and recommendations to AUSAs (and often law enforcement agents) and supervisors.

  • Demonstrates familiarity with applicable federal, state, local, tribal, and international laws to the extent necessary to make sound decisions on the direction and scope of the analyses. Will make recommendations based on findings that are in accordance with applicable law(s), DOJ and USAO mission, policies and objectives.

  • Prepares interim financial reports on the progress of analyses and investigations for use by the AUSAs and supervisory attorneys. Includes findings and conclusions, recommendations for additional investigative actions, and assessments of documentary evidence.

  • Discusses cases and investigations with AUSAs, law enforcement agents, and supervisors and recommends further courses of action.

  • Assists in the preparation of charts and other materials for trial.

  • Works with paralegal specialists, automated litigation support specialists, and others in compiling financial documents and physical evidence, creating detailed charts, graphs, summaries for use in court documents and proceedings, including motions and at trial.

  • Provides advice and assistance to AUSAs on the identification, selection, preparation and presentation of financial documents and other evidence.

  • Listens to witness interviews when appropriate.

  • Participates in conferences, meetings and discussions with AUSAs and other members of the USAOs, representatives of federal, state, local, tribal, and international agencies (law enforcement and otherwise), governmental and private organizations and businesses, including task forces, groups, and entities targeting public corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, and procurement fraud.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a government security clearance to include an extensive background investigation.

  • Two-year degree in accounting or four-year degree in a related field (finance, business, banking, or economics) with 30 credit hours in accounting. With approval, relevant financial and accounting experience performing technical level duties in accounting, banking, or finance for corporations or non-profit organizations may be substituted for the education and credit requirements.

  • Experience in banks and banking.

  • Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems used by banking, financial and other institutions.

  • Must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other data bases, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

  • Communication skills are extremely important. Works and interacts professionally and effectively with all levels of staff. Ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. Skill in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner.

  • Ability to review documents and summarize them effectively.

  • Must be willing to travel. Travel may be necessary to branch offices relating to special projects and cases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in Lexis/Nexis and/or West Law.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.