Forensic Accountant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/12691
  • Job Title: Forensic Accountant
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  • Summary:

Forensic Accountant


Salary Range: $85,829.00 – $116,123.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 12691



The Asset Recovery Unit’s primary roles are to deny criminals the opportunity to benefit from their offending or the ability to re-invest in criminal activity.  Police do this by taking away their “ill-gotten gains” and making sure that crime really doesn’t pay. International trends among Law Enforcement Agencies indicate that recovering assets is often more successful and may be a bigger deterrent than the criminal prosecution. That trend is being mirrored in New Zealand.


The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 is a relatively new piece of legislation based on civil court processes.  You will be encouraged to use your initiative and explore ways of using the Act to recover criminal gains.


You will be part of a successful team based in Wellington. You will be joining a team consisting of two current Forensic Accountants and two Financial Analysts.


ARU 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, prepare and execute production orders, 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.




  • 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 organisation




  • Have experience in detailed financial analysis and complex investigations
  • Ability to present complex financial data in clear and concise manner agencies
  • Display the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders



Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Deliver
  • Partner
  • Solve


For more information on the above core competencies, head to How We Do Things. For more information on Our Values, click here.



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington



Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be a chartered accountant and maintain that qualification



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IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role as well as demonstrating the ability to meet the SFIA 6 Skills, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Brent Murray by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 20th November 2019