Forensic Accountant

Job Title: Forensic Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
REF: BRLPRC94081_1
Contact Details: Peter Campbell
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Job Published: 22 days ago

Bring your specialist technical expertise and be the first dedicated Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Forensic Accountant in the New Zealand AML/CFT regulatory system… 

Organisation: Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
Business Group: AML Group, Regulatory Services
Branch: Policy Regulation and Communities
Location: Wellington
Salary: Circa $100k negotiable on skills and experience

  • Be the first dedicated Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Forensic Accountant in the New Zealand AML/CFT regulatory system.
  • Join a strong multi-discipline group that supervises AML sectors to protect New Zealand businesses from being used by criminals to launder money and finance terrorism
  • Bring your specialist technical expertise to this growing, dynamic, modern regulatory group.

We are Regulatory Services and we are one of the New Zealand Government’s larger regulatory bodies. We promote effective regulatory outcomes in three broad systems: anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, gambling and digital safety.

As a risk-based, responsive modern regulator, we have embarked on an ambitious transformational change programme aimed at ensuring we can provide effective regulatory services in an increasingly complex and digital world. 

You will be responsible for applying accounting, auditing and investigative skills to the AML Group to help inform sector analysis and education. You will utilise your expert knowledge of financial reporting systems, business information, accounting and auditing standards, as well as evidence gathering and investigative techniques and litigation processes to support serious and complex investigations and targeted regulatory outcomes.

We are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunities that this new role with national and international reach brings. You will need to be innovative and prepared to make the role your own.

You will have:

  • Prior experience in a Forensic Accountant role or similar capacity
  • In-depth knowledge of complex financial information, structures or arrangements
  • Proven knowledge of accounting, auditing and investigative methodology, techniques and tools
  • Membership of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or other equivalent and relevant professional memberships
  • Evidence of maintaining continuous professional development is essential.

If you are looking for a challenge and want a job where the work you do matters to communities across New Zealand, contact us now.

Applications close: Sunday 16th September 

For a copy of the job description or more information please contact: Peter Campbell on 021 0493060 or email

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