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Principal Investigator

New Zealand Government
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Full Time
A great place to work. With great work to do.
Here at the FMA - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko, you'll be helping to create a fair and transparent financial sector that serves all New Zealanders. You'll be making a difference by enabling New Zealanders to have confidence that our financial sector provides a strong, fair, and transparent foundation for their financial future.
Te Tūranga | The Role
The Evidence and Investigations team, as part of the wider Response and Enforcement function, is responsible for investigating activities and conduct that pose risks to fair, efficient, and transparent financial markets in New Zealand. The team conducts forensic investigations relating to misconduct which presents a risk of harm to financial markets, collects and manages evidence, assists with the preparation and presentation of civil and criminal cases for court action, and provides investigative support services across the organisation. We now have a position available for a Principal Investigator to join the team.
This role will see you contribute to the strategic thinking and the direction of the Evidence and Investigations team. This is a technical leadership role where you will be able to apply your specialist expertise to assist the team and other teams within the FMA to drive the continuous improvement of our investigations function, including the building and maintaining of key internal/external relationships. You will steer the direction of complex investigations, provide guidance and mentoring to team members and find solutions to tricky issues. You may be required to provide forensic accounting analysis/oversight on investigations (if appropriately qualified to do so).
He kōrero mōu | About you
You will come with strong technical knowledge across investigative strategies, legal requirements, investigative processes, court systems as well as industry knowledge and legislation. You'll be a seasoned Investigator, having a broad range of senior experience, ideally gained within financial services or you will have a forensic accounting, analytics or intel background. You'll have the ability to assimilate complex regulatory policies/procedures and provide timely and pragmatic investigative solutions. Along with this, you will have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills.
Ngā painga | What we offer
We offer some great benefits including a 4% KiwiSaver contribution, paid leave over the Christmas period, a generous $1,500 refer a friend bonus as well as an ability to swap public holiday leave with other days that mean more to you.
We have exceptional learning and development opportunities such as access to expert leadership development, career and well-being support.
We believe a healthy work-life balance is important for everyone, so we have a flexible working arrangement to support you in your life outside of work and have created a range of wellness and social activities for our people to connect and socialise.
We're committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic self to work each day.
Click here to learn more about our benefits and what life is like at Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko | FMA.
Next steps
If this sounds like your next opportunity, then please apply today. For more information, please check out the position description attached. Applications close 7th June.

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