Financial Investigator

30180.00 - 31938.00 GBP Annual
26 Apr 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Investigator

Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Permanent Contract

Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 18th May 2018

Interviews will be held W/C 4th June 2018

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

The main purpose of the role is torecover assets that have been acquired from crime or which are intended for use in crime and to assist in the investigation and prosecution of offenders.

Main Responsibilities:

To utilise and comply with the powers of an Accredited Financial Investigator within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 together with those powers designated under the provisions of the Police Reform Act 2002.

To undertake enquiries to produce financial and criminal evidence and intelligence regarding the assets of people suspected, charged or convicted of criminal offences.

To obtain court orders using appropriate legislation in the higher courts in line with current legislation.

To assist and advise investigating officers, and where appropriate conduct investigations, regarding those suspected of committing money laundering offences.

To interview witnesses/suspects/respondents where appropriate.

To support search and seizure activities in pursuance of all powers designated to the role of Accredited Financial Investigator.

The completion and submission of reports to the Crown Prosecution Service ensuring accuracy, legibility and quality of evidence.

To attend court to give evidence.

To attend case conferences with prosecuting solicitors and counsel.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Level 5 qualification in Business/Finance.

Able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures, i.e. Data Protection, Management of Police Information and Proceeds of Crime Act.

Knowledge of accounting procedures and processes.

Knowledge of court processes

Accreditation as a Financial Investigator Parts 2 (confiscation & restraint), 5 (cash seizure) and 8 (investigations) of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Experience of conducting investigations (preferably at PIP Level 1 or 2)

Desirable: Experience in financial investigation

Ability to analyse and develop financial intelligence.

Good communication and presentational skills.

Competent in the use of IT including the use of Microsoft Windows applications.

Able to work logically and systematically in order to meet deadlines.

Special Conditions

Travel throughout Warwickshire and West Mercia policing areas.

Confirmation of the appointment is dependent upon Accreditation as a Financial Investigator Parts 2 (confiscation & restraint), 5 (cash seizure) and 8 (investigations) of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Additionally, confirmation is subject to successful completion of any required training/programme in relation to powers designated under the provisions of the Police Reform Act 2002 and any required investigative training (to PIP Level 1 or 2 equivalent).

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks

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