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The SFO seeks a Forensic Accountant. Applications close 10am Monday 14 February 2022.

The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government department responsible for the investigation and prosecution of serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe from financial crime.

The SFO seeks a Forensic Accountant to join our team based in Commercial Bay, Auckland CBD.  This is a permanent employment status role with full-time hours.

Forensic Accountants form a critical part of the SFO’s multi-disciplinary teams.  Our Forensic Accountants contribute to the investigation strategy of a case, provide in-depth accounting and financial analysis, conduct interviews, and provide expert evidence in court. 

In this role you will have the opportunity to work on some of New Zealand’s most complex fraud cases that are often of national significance. You will perform and interpret complex financial analysis and explore business activity and documentation, contributing to investigations and prosecutions. You will work in a collaborative team environment alongside Investigators, Investigating Lawyers, and Electronic Forensic Investigators.

To be successful in this role you hold CPA, CAANZ full membership or equivalent.  Post qualification you have worked across a diverse range of accounting disciplines and developed a comprehensive skill set. More recently you have specialised as a Forensic Accountant, beyond exploring tax fraud, or in an equivalent role, that requires using investigative techniques and technology for analysing and resolving complex financial assignments.  You have an investigative mindset and curiosity.  You have significant understanding of how business activity is documented, recorded, reported, managed, and controlled. You are articulate and can effectively explain and document business information and the results of your financial analysis, particularly to those who are not experts in this field. You are known for your thoroughness, dependability, and sound judgement, and retain these attributes when working within time constraints and on matters of significance.

At the SFO we value a ‘growth mindset’ and explore this attribute during our recruitment process and in our development discussions.  We believe possessing a growth mindset is a key contributor to success in the SFO environment.  We are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business, and the communities where we work.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send a PDF version of your CV and cover letter (attachments titled ‘First Name Last Name – CV or Cover Letter’) to  quoting reference HRC0004935 and ‘Forensic Accountant’ in the subject line.  If you would like further information, you are welcome to call Emma Reid – Recruiter with the SFO on 021 199 0985.

To be considered for this role you must be able evidence being Covid19 vaccinated by producing your vaccination pass when requested.  You must currently reside in New Zealand, be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for this position.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements cannot be considered.

Applications close 10am Monday 14 February 2022

In accordance with the Privacy Act 2020, the Serious Fraud Office is collecting, and you as a recruitment candidate are providing, personal information for the purpose of assessing your candidacy for employment with the SFO now and in the future.

In providing your personal information to the SFO, you authorise the SFO to disseminate information about you to persons and third parties involved in the SFO’s recruitment process.  These persons and third parties may include SFO employees, SFO contractors, and agencies and individuals providing assessments, probity, background, and identity check services. 

The SFO undertakes to collect and store your personal information securely, as defined in the Privacy Act 2020.  You retain the right to request review, amendment, return or destruction of your personal information, with exception of any information deemed evaluative or where that information may breach the privacy of others.  Should employment with the SFO eventuate, your personal information will be retained in the SFO employment records.