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G4 Financial Analyst-Accountant (Criminal & Civil)

Contract Type
Public Sector
Multiple Locations
39038 - Roles based in London will also receive an additional London Weighting of £3,339.
Expiry Date
To conduct financial investigations (either criminal or civil) in support of the National Crime Agency’s objectives.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

• To apply financial analytical investigation techniques against criminals and enterprises involved in serious and organised crime.

• Manage financial data, identifying risk, and make reasoned judgements.

• Offer advice and support to investigation officers by examining and analysing financial accounts and other documents, tracing assets and identifying lines of enquiry.

• Use analytical and forensic accounting techniques to interpret and challenge reports produced by defence experts.

• Analyse and assess documentary evidence obtained, including data recovered from electronic devices, in order to prepare statements, visual representations or written results of analytical findings. Present at court, to Senior Investigating Officers, or the Crown Prosecution Service.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to foster collaborative working.

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the law, practices and procedures in relation to financial analysis.

• Ensure financial investigations are carried out thoroughly, professionally and expeditiously in accordance with Agency policy and legislative requirements.

• Deliver timely and accurate performance and management information in accordance with corporate requirements.

• Supervise and/or mentor staff as required.


Candidates will have to demonstrate the below experience/technical criteria:
• Experience of data management, alongside risk identification and assessment.
• Ability to offer advice and support cases to investigators by examining and analysing financial accounts and other documents, tracing assets and identifying lines of enquiry.
• Experience of forensic accounting techniques and the ability to interpret and challenge financial reports.
• Experience of financial based investigations including fraud, bribery and money laundering and be able to demonstrate sound investigative techniques.

Essential Qualifications (for both criminal or civil Financial Analyst /Accountant:
• Applicants will have the skills to use the analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel including PIVOT tables, i2Analyst Notebook and other available software such as Spotfire, Microsoft Power BI.
• Qualifications in either analytics (e.g.(NIAT/GIAT/DIAM), or accountancy (AAT/ACA)

Desirable Criteria:

• Proficient in the supervising intelligence analysis within law enforcement, defence or national security and the ability to communicate results of intelligence analysis to influence decision making.
• Substantial knowledge of relevant legislation (Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) /Criminal Procedure And Investigations Act (CPIA) /Fraud Act / Criminal Finances Act /Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and policy within law enforcement, defence or national security.

Please note:

The National Crime Agency welcomes applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Our Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We are committed to providing a positive and inclusive environment where officers from all backgrounds and identities can succeed; and make a real difference in the fight against serious and organised crime. We want to recruit the very best and build a workforce that reflects modern Britain and the communities we serve.

Please note that Criminal posts are only available in the towns listed below:

Kingston Upon Thames (Criminal posts only),
Stevenage (Criminal posts only),
Sunderland (Criminal posts only),
Normanton (Calder) (Criminal posts only).

*** The role requires SC Enhanced upon entry and DV Enhanced to be obtained within 12 months of entry. If DV Enhanced cannot be obtained the officer will be required to move to a non-DV role. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***