Forensic Accounting Specialist

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 1 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 May 2018

Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Forensic Accounting Specialist

LOCATION: Arlington, VA, United States / TBD

UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resource Management

REPORTS TO: Director, FNRM Unit


Winrock is seeking Forensic Accounting Specialist candidates for an anticipated global project Targeting Natural Resource Corruption, which will be based in Arlington, VA and coordinate a range of activities to address corruption on the management of biological natural resources. The project seeks to strengthen conservation efforts by drawing on anticorruption work from other sectors to apply lessons learned and insights to address corruption in the conservation context. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


  • Provide technical direction and oversight to achieve project results related to counter wildlife and natural resource trafficking;
  • Serve as technical lead on all activities related to the identification, tracking and monitoring of illicit financial flows related to wildlife trafficking, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, illegal logging and associated trade.
  • Work closely with conservation, governance and development practitioners to identify specific nodes and entry points within illicitly traded value chains on wildlife, fisheries and forestry.
  • Support engagement of non-traditional partners and the private sector to better understand corruption and accountability in the governance of natural resource value chains. Support the testing of innovative methods to address natural resource corruption through private sector engagement.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of annual work plans and progress reports;
  • Coordinate regular field visits to project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals;
  • Represent Winrock at external meetings and events as required.

QUALIFICATIONS Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Advanced degree required in money management, banking or finance; governance, Anti-Corruption or relevant fields of study.
  • Knowledge and experience with forensic accounting and other tools for identifying and tracking illicit financial flows.
  • Knowledge of monetary and legal frameworks that address natural resource corruption, such as anti-money laundering systems to detect poachers, traffickers and associated corruption.
  • Demonstrable experience in the field of forensic accounting or similar areas to combat illegal trade in wildlife, timber and fisheries.
  • Expertise in generating financial intelligence analyses to improve quality of data available to law enforcement agencies
  • Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies and procedures as related to project management preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions.
  • Must be comfortable in representational role.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to effectively coordinate a broad range of partners and stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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