Madison, Wisconsin

Posted Date

June 7, 2024

Contact Information

Lauren K Matulle

It is the mission of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the public and ensure that justice is done. To continue to meet this mission, the principles of equity, inclusion, and employee well-being have become a foundation for all work performed at DOJ, on behalf of Wisconsinites.

The DOJ is committed to developing and supporting a workforce and culture that is rich in diversity and innovation. It is the department’s goal to ensure that all DOJ employees are empowered to be authentic, claim belonging, and thrive. This is your opportunity to make and be the difference.

In addition to working with a dynamic group of people, we offer amazing benefits, such as excellent health insurance, ample paid leave, flexible work schedules, and an employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and resources to help promote wellness. Furthermore, employment within the state of Wisconsin provides job stability, work/life balance, and numerous intrinsic rewards from doing meaningful work.

Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of the public. The DOJ is currently looking for a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Division of Legal Services as a Forensic Accountant (Accountant-Journey) in the Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit. The ideal candidate will be experienced in accounting principles, driven, and eager to work in a law enforcement setting.

This position is headquartered at the Risser Justice Center located at 17 West Main Street in Madison.

The deadline to apply for this job announcement is June 24, 2024, at 11:59pm. For any questions, please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist at or (608) 419-3546.


Position Summary
Under general supervision of a Deputy Unit Director, this position performs complex accounting duties which require the knowledge and application of professional forensic accounting theories and principles. The work has an emphasis on conducting audits of, and examining and analyzing financial records, accounts, and source documents. This position requires preparing for and testifying at civil and criminal proceedings, including at jury trials. This position requires working professionally and collaboratively in the unit and engaging in professional development. This position also performs other functions and duties as assigned.

Salary Information
The Accountant-Journey position is in pay schedule 07 and pay range 03. The starting pay will be between $30.00 – $43.46/hour (approx. $62,400 – $90,396 annually). Pay for current or former state employees will follow the provisions found in the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan. A 12-month probationary period may be required.

Additional compensation may be given to candidates with licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Job Details
This position may be eligible to work remotely up to 60% as part of a hybrid schedule, following an initial training period. Travel to the headquarters is not eligible for travel reimbursement.

High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work.
The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas at the time of hire or anytime during employment. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.

A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to selection.


Please address the following in your resume and/or letter of qualifications.
Minimally qualified applicants must have education, training and/or experience in the following:
• Training and/or experience using Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
• Professional training in accounting or auditing such as that which would be acquired by earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting or auditing from an accredited postsecondary college/university or commensurate professional experience.
• Analyzing and/or interpreting federal and/or state regulations.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, a well-qualified applicant will have education, training, and/or experience in the following:
• Working in a legal or law enforcement environment, which may include preparing materials for use in a trial setting or participating in court proceedings.
• Conducting complex forensic accounting, auditing, and/or investigations.
• Experience in Medicaid regulations, compliance, and/or enforcement.
• Certified Public Accountant

Application Process

Apply online! To apply, visit, search for the Job ID or Job Title, click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Once logged in, click “Apply for Job” and follow the steps outlined in the application process. You will be required to submit a letter of qualifications and resume.

Each time you apply for a job; you should update and tailor your resume and letter of qualifications. You should clearly describe your education, training, and experience related to the items listed in the “Qualifications” section of the job announcement. These qualifications should be addressed in your resume and expanded upon in your letter of qualifications. This will allow a fuller assessment regarding your qualifications and those required for the job applying for.

Your resume should include the following:
• Your educational background including any course work that relates to the position in which you are applying.
• Your employment history, including experiences and/or duties and a summary of accomplishments and skills learned or used.
• Any training or experience, including volunteer work or internships, you have related specifically to the “Qualifications” section of the assessment.
• Spell out any acronyms and/or abbreviations the first time used.
Your letter of qualifications should include:
• Additional information regarding your past work experience, including volunteer work and internships, or coursework you have taken.
• Highlights of your most relevant skills and experiences as they related to the specific job you are applying for.
• Specific examples that clearly demonstrates your level of expertise.
What not to include in your resume or letter of qualifications:
Your application materials should not include any information that is not job-related, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, disability, or genetic information. Further, do not include any self-identifying information such as photos, social security numbers, political affiliation, citizen status or conviction records.

Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the process. References will be requested from top candidates once interviews have taken place.

NOTE: Current/former State employees interested in a permissive transfer, demotion or reinstatement consideration must also apply.

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for positions. If any questions arise, please contact Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Specialist, at or (608) 419-3546.

Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply for this job announcement is Monday, June 24, 2024, at 11:59 PM.