Forensic Accountant

at New Zealand Police
Published June 15, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Accounting and Finance  
Job Type Full-time  
Starting Range $94,854.00 - $114,358


Forensic Accountant New Zealand Police location Auckland. Starting Range $94,854.00 - $114,358.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change.

About the role the Money Laundering Team (MLT) role is to proactively investigate money launderers and other facilitators operating within the financial industry. You will work with both internal and external partners to gather intelligence on identified targets, investigate and prosecute identified offences. The MLT also provides specialist support to the National Organised Crime Group (NOCG), whole of Government and Police Districts including assisting in investigations and with the Money Laundering Course held at the Police College.

Your role will involve reviewing and assessing a variety of alleged criminal offending, conducting both financial profiles of identified targets and detailed financial investigations to identify ownership and/or beneficial ownership of assets, determine and quantify legitimate and illegitimate income on an evidenced basis to advance successful court proceedings to restrain and forfeit assets derived from the spoils of crime.

We are looking for a Forensic Accountant who can manage reactive and proactive investigations and financial analysis. Work together with investigation teams both within Police and from external partner agencies, assist with effective interviews, and interact with members of the local and international financial business community. Internal and external partnerships are a key focus and the successful applicant can expect to be heavily involved in investigations associated with multiple departments within Police and our external partners.

Key accountabilities prepare and present (written and verbal) information in a clear and concise manner. Proficient in utilising Excel and other financial analysis tools and experience with income determination methods. Manage time effectively to complete multiple files and meet deadlines

Keep accurate and detailed records of all information and decisions. Prepare, manage and/or investigate files. Manage risk in relation to investigations. Ability to prepare and present evidence at court. Display behaviours consistent with the core values of New Zealand Police and contribute towards the strategic goals of the organization. Analysis of evidence collected from criminal investigations. Manage inter-agency partnerships and relationship management. Ensure delivery and service of documentation to clients.

What you'll bring being part of the Police whanau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

A process-driven mentality, capable of assessing investigator's developing needs. An analytical mindset and adaptable skills. The ability to learn new systems and analyse money laundering techniques. A collaborative mindset.

Self-motivation and the ability to manage a high workload. The ability to actively prioritise both reactive and proactive work. An upbeat and get it done attitude. Have experience in detailed financial analysis and complex investigations. Ability to present complex financial data in clear and a concise manner. This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business".

About us our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe. Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

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