Senior InvestigatorX2

CLOSING DATE :12 JANUARY 2024

SENIOR INVESTIGATOR X2

Reporting line :  Chief Financial Officer

Division             : Finance

Scale Code       : 300

Position ID       : 60021775;60021776   

FIXED TERM CONTRACT (12 MONTHS)

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer: To focus on the investigation of historic Irregular Expenditure (IE) with the aim of identifying the root cause, fraudulent, corrupt or other criminal conduct, the responsible parties, whether any financial losses have been incurred, any breakdowns in the designed internal controls and impact thereof and whether appropriate corrective measures or consequence management has been applied or may still be required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. OPERATIONAL PLAN
  • Execute investigations as approved by the Irregular Expenditure Project Manager in the SCM Governance Division. This will include the following:
  • Gather, review and analyse data in support of an investigation.
  • Conducts interviews, sources and reviews documents and keep an investigation diary.
  • Identify root cause of the Irregular Expenditure, including but not limited to fraudulent, corrupt and criminal conduct.
  • Identify responsible parties for the Irregular Expenditure.
  • Identify whether financial losses were suffered because of the Irregular Expenditure incurred.
  • Prepare work papers to adequately document investigations performed with supporting evidence for all investigative findings.
  • Write reports and draft affidavits and/or prepare dockets for criminal and civil proceedings when required.
  • Testify in disciplinary and criminal proceedings when required.
  • Prepare and present recommendation reports to the Loss Control Committee
  • Prepare and present to the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board or the Board or support the Loss Control Committee in these presentations.
     
     
     
  1. GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE
  • Report on fraud, corruption related risks and compliance matters.
  • Identify internal control weaknesses during investigations and report such to management to prevent reoccurrences of similar events.
  • Identify root cause of fraud and corruption and recommend preventative measures to management.
  • Identify policy contraventions and weaknesses and recommend corrective measures.
  • Determine whether appropriate corrective measures to mitigate the internal control weaknesses have been implemented

Determine whether appropriate consequence management has been applied or may still be required

  1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Perform projects in accordance with the approved project plan.
  • Conduct investigations within the agreed targets and priorities.
     
  1. ADMINISTRATION
  • Ensure accurate preservation and protection of all relevant data and case content for successful investigation and consequence management and/or prosecution.
  • Administer the necessary systems in order to provide timeous and accurate management information.
  • Maintain a data base of information.
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate investigation files.
  • Communicate with various levels of the organization, including Senior Management.
  • Provide concise and meaningful updates to the Loss Control Committee, Internal Audit, senior management, human resources and legal team

INHERENT/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A relevant finance or audit related Bachelor’s degree(NQF level 7)

EXPERIENCE

  • Completed articles in the AGSA or private firms that did work on behalf of the AGSA or completed training in any Public sector Entity, SOE or Department,
  • Demonstrated understanding of the supply chain processes as outlined in the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations,
  • Performed audit/investigation of Irregular Expenditure and Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure, including investigation of fraud and corruption, for at least two years.
  • Prior SCM working experience or having been a member on any of the BSC/BEC/BAC Committees that plays a role in the supply chain process for at least two years will be advantageous.
  • No less than 6 years post article experience in audit, investigations and/or SCM of which three years should be at management level.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Report writing
  • Presentation preparation and presenting
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders and interested parties
  • Knowledge of public sector SCM legislative environment
  • Knowledge of criminal law, law of evidence and civil recovery procedures will be advantageous

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