Lead Forensic Investigator (Job Reference: 3513)

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Lead Forensic Investigator

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Auditor/Senior, Manager

Our client, a leading multinational manufacturing group with operations around the world, is looking for a highly skilled and experienced manager to oversee a team of forensic auditors covering the EMEA  region. 

Based in Europe (flexible location), the focus of the role will be on overseeing the teams investigations, providing support and guidance on their projects, overseeing investigations using data analytics and other analytic skills. 

You will be responsible for leading and conducting investigations of fraud and financial abuse occurring within the company specifically in the EMEA region. Identify, and clearly define forensic issues and root causes and support the development of corrective actions. You will promote a zero-tolerance control environment where fraud or non-compliance is unacceptable and difficult to conceal as well as conducting and leading internal investigations of alleged or suspected violations of criminal law and corporate policies, including theft, fraud, embezzlement, conflict of interest, collusion, kickbacks, and records falsification.

You will lead internal/external resources in an effort to address allegations of fraud raised within the company. Your role will also be largely focused on coaching of less experienced team members aimed at facilitating the completion of investigations and developing team members' investigation skills, working with them to undertake performance review, career development plans etc.

You will also play a key role in leading the interaction with senior managers within the business – overseeing the entrance and exit meetings as well as being a pivotal point of contact related to all investigations going on within the region.

You will perform the role of quality assessing the investigations undertaken by your team and oversee the distribution of the workload related to internal investigations and fraud awareness programmes.

On top of these managerial tasks your role will also cover overseeing and conducting Fraud Awareness training as well as  overseeing investigations using data analytics etc.

In order to apply for this role it is likely that you will have a number of years experience, of which at least 3-5 years should be focused purely on forensic investigations.

It is likely in this case that you may be a manager or senior manager now working in forensic services within the big consulting firms (or equivalent)  or working in a comparable role within a business.

Preference would be for candidates that have some strong experience gained within financial statement fraud, procurement fraud  etc.

Strong qualifications such as CFE would be welcomed, as would excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with senior stakeholders.

Experience with Forensic Software and Data Mining Analyses / Tools helpful but not essential.

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