Senior Forensic Accountant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 09-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/7902
  • Job Title: Senior Forensic Accountant
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  • Summary:
  • Meaningful work with a positive impact on all New Zealanders.
  • Broad and varied role with exposure to a wide range of criminal and civil cases.
  • Option to be based in either Auckland or Wellington.

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) plays a critical role in regulating capital markets and financial services in New Zealand and providing better outcomes for investors, consumers, professionals, businesses, and for the New Zealand economy.

The Evidence and Investigations Team, as part of the wider General Counsel function, enables and supports the FMA in promoting and facilitating the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets through the delivery of the holistic, pragmatic and high quality investigations and legal advice, required by the FMA to achieve its objectives.

We have a rewarding and challenging opportunity available for a Senior Forensic Accountant to join this team to provide expert level investigative and forensic accounting support on complex financial investigations. This role works closely with the Head of Evidence and Investigations, investigators and litigators in both the Evidence and Investigation and Enforcement team to ensure FMA has an integrated approach to monitoring, investigations and enforcement.

This position will challenge your forensic accounting, investigative skills and analytical ability as you obtain and evaluate financial markets information. You will ensure that inquiries and investigations are well planned to deliver timely enforcement outcomes. You’ll assist in the preparation and presentation of civil and criminal cases for court action and support the delivery of other enforcement outcomes as required. As well as working with our internal Enforcement Team, you will provide forensic accounting support across the organisation and engage extensively with external stakeholders. Your proactive identification, analysis and reporting will play an important role in the overall success of FMA’s investigative and enforcement activities.

Key to your success in this role will be your drive, enthusiasm and self-motivation. You will have senior-level forensic accounting experience, be a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants or equivalent and be confident in running the end-to-end investigation of complex cases.   This involvement will range from initial planning through to supporting court proceedings. You will bring an in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to the financial sector, as well as sound judgement, an enquiring mind; strong interpersonal and relationship management skills and a “can do” attitude are fundamental requirements. This is a fast-paced role, managing multiple cases to ensure all obligations are met within tight time frames so you’ll need to be adaptable, have good time management and resilience when working under pressure.

In return, we will offer you the chance to join a friendly, approachable team of highly experienced professionals and an organisation with a strong commitment to developing your career, while also maintaining your life/work balance.

At the heart of what we do there’s a genuine passion for successful New Zealand business. Our fresh thinking and future-focused approach to our work is creating exciting results. This is your opportunity to become part of our story – shaping your future, and helping us shape ours too

If this sounds like you, click ‘Apply Online’ now!  View the position description by clicking the link above or for further information or confidential enquiries please call Margaret Goldfinch on (09) 3000491.

Applications close Friday 16th November.

The Financial Markets Authority is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential.  We recognise that our continued success is dependent on the performance and ability of our employees