The Washington State Board of Accountancy is a consumer protection agency that initially qualifies and continues to monitor the professional performance and ethical behavior of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), CPA-Inactive certificate holders, CPA firms, and non-licensee CPA firm owners, serving individual and enterprise consumers in Washington State.
Our mission is to promote the dependability of information which is used for guidance in financial transactions or for accounting or assessing the status or performance of commercial and noncommercial enterprises, whether public, private or governmental; and to protect the public interest.
Coordination of the agency's qualification and investigation process is essential to ensure that consumers of the professional services remain confident in the reliability of the credentials of persons providing those professional services restricted to certified public accountants and their firms. Timely, effective and efficient investigations promote public confidence in the regulation of credentialed persons and reduce the risks to the consumer of unrecognized or continued unethical, illegal behavior or substandard performance by credentialed persons.
This position plays a huge role in this coordination and has significant influence on the timely resolution of consumer harm cases, timely remedial resolution of non-compliance by credentialed persons and timely resolution of other alleged violations by credentialed persons. The position is responsible for developing and planning investigations and legally obtaining and documenting evidence used to support the decision to revoke, suspend or adversely impact the ability of an individual certified public accountant (CPA), a CPA firm or firm employee to use a restricted title or offer professional services. Typical work:
Standard business hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the incumbent will be expected to adjust their schedule to meet business needs. Some travel may be required and is typically local or regional; there is occasional air travel to other locations.
This position will also work in an environment where there may be daily contact with customers, complainants, respondents, legal counsels and individuals who are assertive, distraught or frustrated.
The Director of Investigations makes significant recommendations based on expertise, knowledge and additional factors. Individuals considered for this position must possess a sufficient knowledge and must be sensitive to the following:
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, click here. To be considered for this position you must complete and include the following:
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information provided in the application is complete and truthful to the best of your knowledge and the information submitted may be verified by the hiring agency. For questions or information regarding this recruitment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: e-mailed applications will not be accepted)
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.
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