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The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting  serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role – are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

Visit our LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/company/serious-fraud-office to connect with us.

Listed below are advertisements for...

  • Financial Crime Investigator - 1x Auckland, 1x Wellington - Posted 29 June - Closes 24 July
  • Investigating Lawyer - 1x Auckland, 1x Wellington - Posted 26 June - Closes 24 July
  • Forensic Accountant - Wellington - Posted 26 June - Closes 24 July

Financial Crime Investigator - Auckland and Wellington

The SFO seeks two Financial Crime Investigators – one based in Auckland and one based in Wellington. 

In this role you will contribute to the investigation strategy of a case, work closely with our Forensic Accountants and Investigating Lawyers, plan and conduct witness and victim interviews, complete evidence analysis using the SFO electronic evidence management platform, and write case reports.

To be successful in this role you will have investigative experience and the technical knowledge and skills to investigate and prosecute serious or complex financial crime. You will have no less that two years’ experience as a qualified Detective or equivalent role, and have worked in a domestic or overseas law enforcement agency, or similar body, where you have undertaken investigative work relating to financial crime, including investment fraud, procurement fraud, large scale mortgage fraud, as well as bribery and corruption.  You have a proven record of success in this type of role.

At the SFO, 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 or you would like further information, please send a PDF version of your resume and covering letter to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz quoting reference HRC0003828 and ‘Financial Crime Investigator Auckland’ in the subject line, or reference HRC0003829 with ‘Financial Crime Investigator Wellington’ in the subject line. 

A position description for this role is available to download below.

To be considered for this role you must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, currently reside 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 5.00pm on Friday 24 July 2020

Investigating Lawyer - 1x Auckland, 1x Wellington

The SFO seeks two Investigating Lawyers with a current practicing certificate and five or more years of experience as a criminal lawyer – one Auckland and one Wellington based.  We offer the opportunity to experience the investigation and prosecution of financial crime, bribery and corruption and build your skillset and career.

In this role you will contribute to the investigation strategy of a case, participate in investigations, conduct witness and victim interviews, provide legal opinions to the investigation team, draft case reports and, where required, charges. You may act as an instructing solicitor where you draft and oversee the preparation of court documents and appear, as required, in Court on preliminary matters and support prosecution panel members at trial.

To be successful in this role you will require high levels of energy, an outcome driven mindset, and the intellectual capability to work with leading criminal prosecutors.  You are collaborative and experienced in investigations and litigation.  

At the SFO, 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 or you would like further information, please send a PDF version of your resume and covering letter to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz quoting reference HRC0003817 and with ‘Investigating Lawyer Wellington’  or ‘ Investigating Lawyer Auckland’ in the subject line.

A position description for this role is available to download below.

To be considered for this role you must 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 5.00pm on Friday 24 July 2020

Forensic Accountant - Wellington

Forensic Accountants with the SFO form a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team assigned to each investigation and contribute to the investigation strategy of a case, provide in-depth accounting and financial analysis, conduct case related witness interviews and provide expert evidence in court.  

The SFO seeks an accomplished accountant to join our Wellington based team as a Forensic Accountant.  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.

To be successful in this role you hold CPA, CAANZ membership or equivalent, and have no less than two years’ experience as a qualified accountant.  You have an investigative mindset and curiosity.  You have comprehensive 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 well to those who are not experts in this field.

At the SFO, 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 or you would like further information, please send a PDF version of your resume and covering letter to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz quoting reference HRC0003816 and with ‘Forensic Accountant Wellington’ in the subject line.

A position description for this role is available to download below.

To be considered for this role you must 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 5.00pm on Friday 24 July 2020