Mary Yost

Mary Yost

Work History

Work History
Apr 2001 - Nov 2008

Financial Examiner 3 - $72,000/year

WA Dept of Financial Institutions, Securities Division

Duties include: gathering evidence by subpoena and otherwise, scheduling and analyzing bank and brokerage records and other evidence, interviewing investors and witnesses and writing the memos memorializing the interviews, preparing subpoenas, preparing charts and reports to summarize the data, conducting computer forensics, and providing litigation support to state and federal prosecutors. As a higher-level financial examiner and a lead worker, has the primary responsibility for the forensic accounting work on the most complex cases the Securities Division investigates.

Oct 1994 - Apr 1995

Clerk Typist 2

WA Dept of Financial Institutions, Securities Division

Data entry for securities enforcement cases. Developed and implemented a filing system for financial evidence obtained in enforcement cases. Reconstructing the bank accounts of possible targets to investigate possible violations in the securities law.

Education

Education

SKILLS

Teamwork –It’s not about keeping score

  • Excels at analyzing voluminous financial and business records and interpret and explaining the meaning of those records.
  • Demonstrates strong skills in reconstructing, reconciling and analyzing bank records and other financial documents.
  • Analyzes the most complex fraudulent financial transactions to determine what state and federal law have been violated, identifying significant details, finding patterns in financial transactions and using creative ways at developing investigative plans and locating sources of investigative information.
  • Investigates property records: to include real property,deeds of trust, recorded interests, promissory notes, title reports, appraisals and analyzes whatencumbrances on the property, to determine if investors of victims of financial crimes were misled about the deeds of trust that were supposed to secure their investment.
  • Co-developed and conducted on-site examinations of licensed escrow agents.
  • Significantly works well with other people.Has a good sense of humor, a genuine concern for others and is always willing to help.Demonstrates a high level of team work and is successful at getting cooperation from those who may not be cooperative initially.
  • Recognizes the contributions of others and views the success of the team as being more important than individual achievements. Treats others with dignity and respect.
  • Dedicated employee who consistently is committed to doing a professional job, by working long hours when needed, one that you can trust to finish a project on time and to do it accurately, thoroughly and right with little to no supervision.
  • Trained in Computer Forensics and digital evidence handling
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills at visual aids, flow charts and depictions of the flow of funds. Demonstrates a keen ability to take extremely complicated financial information and make it into very simply understood exhibits using common every day terms.  Proven to have a high level of sophistication in graphical presentations.
  • PRESENTATIONS: Gives informed, insightful presentations; speaking in a clear, concise, competent manner, while maintaining the interest of the audience; demonstrating a highly sophisticated level of knowledge in financial analysis
  • Demonstrates very strong computer skills and is very knowledgeable in using all aspects of computers, and applicable software and databases:to include Access, Power Point, Excel, Lexis-Nexis, Abbey Fine Reader, Oracle, National Crime Information Center NCIC database,National White Collar Crime Center, QuickBooks, Quicken, other accounting software, Oracle, Accurint,Adobe Acrobat, OCR software, Graphics or photo imaging software, Visio, CaseMap, Time Map, Microsoft Office Tools, Excel, and other graphics software Computer forensics imaging devices and software – Guidance, EnCase, FTK,ad other specialized software designed for or developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

BACKGROUND

Ms. Yost has been working in a professional capacity investigating financial fraud since 1994.  Ms. Yost has worked on criminal cases involving theft, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax offenses, interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud, and money laundering as well as securities fraud. She has directed the forensic accounting work on several multi-million dollar fraud investigations. She has worked with the FBI and IRS as well with the U.S. Attorney’s offices in both districts of our state to prepare cases for criminal prosecution. Her work has been critical to the success of those prosecutions. In addition to her work on criminal cases, Ms. Yost has done the investigative groundwork to support many administrative actions in which the Securities Division has alleged fraud in the sale of investments. She has participated in field examinations at securities brokerage firms where she documented dishonest and unethical practices.She has also helped to develop and to conduct on-site examinations of licensed escrow agents.She has experience examining lending documents, trust accounts, HUD statements and other escrow related documents to make sure they are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the State of Washington.

Objective

To find an employer who will value and appreciate what I bring to the job. I would like an employer acknowledges my professional commitment to produce a work product of the highest quality.It is important for an employer to values fairness, honesty, teamwork, open communications throughout the workplace, a good work ethic, and recognizes the contributions of all of their employees.In the perfect workplace environment, in my opinion, would encompass the aforementioned plus the employer would value the need to have good morale and the importance of setting an environment that would not just promote it, but actually have the character to fulfill it.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

ACCOUNTING TRAINING FINANCIAL FORSENICS TECHNICAL TRAININGQUICKBOOKS (BEGINNER THROUGH INTERMEDIATE) FINANCIAL ANALYTICS AND REPORTINGNASAA ANALYST TRAININGACCESS FOR WINDOWS (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)EXCEL (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND ANALYSIS

FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)

INVESTIGATOR TRAINING

GENERAL TRAININGMS WORD (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)

GRAMMAR AND USAGE SEMINARIT SECURITY TRAINING SELF DEFENSE TRAININGHOW TO DO YOUR JOB WELL AND MANAGE LIFE'S CHALLENGESPOWERFUL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: HOW TO BUILD SUPERIOR RELATIONSHIPSVIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

PRESENTATION AND TESTIMONY TRAININGPRESENTATION SKILLS POWERPOINT (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)VISIO (BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED)BEST PRACTICES: PRESENTING FINANCIAL STATEMENTSUSING COMPUTER GRAPHICS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRESENTATIONSFINANCIAL INVESTIGATION SYSTEMS

LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES - CPA'S AS EXPERT WITNESSES

STATE BANK SUPERVISORS ADVOCACY TESTIMONY

MANAGEMENT TRAINING CORRECTIVE ACTION TRAININGENTRY LEVEL MANAGEMENT DEVOLOPMENT CORE TRAINING -PHASE I LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT WORK PERFORMANCE COACHING-EMPOWERING OTHERS TO BE THEIR BESTCONDUCTING ON THE JOB TRAINING HR : HIRING, PERFORMANCE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION HR:EQUAL TREATMENT

COMPUTER FORENSIC TRAININGCERTIFIED COMPUTER FORENSICS EXAM COURSE - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALISTS EnCase® COMPUTER FORENSICS EnCase® COMPUTER FORENSICSEnCase® eDiscoveryBASIC DATA RECOVERY AND ANALYSIS TRAINING CYBER-CRIMINOLOGY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist (CEECS)

Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)