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Senior Investigator Group Investigations & Forens


  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/02/2013
  • Ciara Stewart
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Title: Senior Investigator Business Unit: Group Investigations & Forensic Audit Aviva Level D Purpose Under the guidance o


Title: Senior Investigator
Business Unit: Group Investigations & Forensic Audit
Aviva Level D


Under the guidance of the Head of or Senior Manager, assesses and reports (to Group and Regional/Business Unit Audit and Risk committees and to management as appropriate) on the effectiveness of the design and operation of the framework of controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed through delivery of audit reviews in your business unit. Investigating and reporting on cases of suspected financial crime and employee fraud.


Aviva’s Internal Audit purpose is to contribute to Aviva’s success by promoting an effective framework of controls which enable risk in Aviva to be assessed and managed. The function is a global function in the Aviva Group working across Aviva’s regions / business units (Aviva Group Centre, UK, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Aviva Investors).

Duties & Responsibilities

Planning - supporting the delivery of the plan for the area of responsibility including additional ad hoc/ bespoke audit work as requested


  • Leading individual investigations/reviews, including complex reviews across multiple locations, from planning to close
  • Producing / delivering high quality working papers and file to support the findings of the investigations/reviews assigned
  • Ensuring that all investigations are completed in accordance with applicable legislation and evidential requirements
  • Undertakes forensic analysis and data mining to support fieldwork
  • Report findings from audit and/or investigations fieldwork to local business management in order to influence their actions to deliver a more effective controls framework or respond to instances of financial crime
  • Represents Aviva in criminal or civil legal proceedings
  • Produces high quality and concise reports for Senior Manager/Hof review
  • Manages other managers for the reviews that they are assigned
  • Adherence to all applicable business standards in Aviva
  • Within area of review ensure it operates within the approved risk appetite framework and that the appropriate culture, governance and oversight arrangements are in place to manage effectively the risks to Aviva achieving its objectives
Committee reports
Contributing to the production of reports to Internal Audits’ key stakeholders (e.g. PMM, Audit Committees, Risk Committees, and Board Committees etc.) and through these, influencing management actions to deliver a more effective controls framework where appropriate

Appropriate application of the Internal Audit methodologies. IA Projects – Contributing to wider IA initiatives and projects if/where appropriate.

Skills, Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

Technical knowledge
Technical Insurance / asset management product / market knowledge
Risk Identification and measurement

Professional knowledge
  • Audit Professionalism – Audit skills and methodological application ( planning, business analysis, risk and control evaluation, testing and reporting)
  • Specialist, current knowledge of all aspects of financial crime and investigation principals
  • Good understanding of local legislation impacting internal investigations
  • Good knowledge of local legislative and regulatory environment
  • Good understanding of financial crime regimes in other countries in which Aviva operates
  • Deep technical knowledge of local fraud investigation techniques, employment law and legal requirements
  • Experience of acting as expert witness or giving evidence in Court
  • Experience of IT forensics and statistical analysis of financial crime data
  • Broad understanding of local asset recovery processes
  • Knowledge of best practice in forensics, financial crime prevention, internal auditing, project and change management
Experience in financial crime or audit team in the financial services or regulation institution
Relevant knowledge of financial/ risk / insurance market related topics
Experience in leading portfolios of complex projects/reviews, leading small multi location teams, interacting with key stakeholders and managing negotiation situations

Professional audit or professional financial crime qualification (CFE or equivalent) required (or working towards) CII or other insurance / asset management qualification preferred

  • Effective Relationship management skills
  • Effective Execution skills
  • Effective People Management skills
  • Learning and Development skills
There may be some travel involved in this role. Travel would be mainly in Ireland, but as it is part of a pooled resource within GIFA which is a Group function, depending on the particular investigation, some overseas travel may be needed.

Shortlisting will apply.

Ref: 806957
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