Full-Time Specialist V, Investigations, Global Internal Audit
*For WV Internal Applicants Only.
*Preferred locations: Zambia or Zimbabwe. Position location to be in a jurisdiction (country or US state) where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The purpose of this position is to plan, perform, report and follow-up on specific investigation assignments under the guidance of the GIA Investigations Manager or Director of Investigations. The holder of this position will prepare investigation engagement memos and develop and implement investigation procedures to validate reported fraud, corruption, waste, embezzlement and abuse. The holder will, when needed, play a supporting role on investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement in WV Entities that are led by other functions.
Under the direction of the Investigations Manager or Director of Investigations, this position will lead and/or perform financial and operational investigations in WV entities involving reported allegations of fraud, waste and abuse in accordance with WV policies and procedures.
This position will examine and evaluates suspected fraud allegations through detailed review and analysis of documentary and physical evidence, contact with claimants, witnesses and experts. The holder will perform fraud investigations and submit reports to the supervisor and/or the Director of Investigations. Create and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk.
The position will investigate any reported suspicious activity and report discoveries to the supervisor or Director of Global Investigations; interact with external partners such as law enforcement agencies, vendors and banks to verify information and determine the validity of the fraud allegations.
Provide technical advice to less experienced staff regarding detection and investigation of fraud. Identify possible threats to the organization such as security lapse or fraud incidents and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate these risks in a timely manner.
- Lead and/or perform fraud/corruption related investigations in WV offices, and GC departments, in response to reported allegations of fraud, waste, embezzlement, abuse and when needed, support other functions on their investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement.
- Plans the scope of the investigation, prepares test procedures, and creates reports for approval by Director of Investigations or her/his designee.
- Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.
- Analyzes and appraises data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion of the activities being investigated for reports to management and key stakeholders, including corrective action taken.
- Prepares workpapers with sufficient evidence as the basis for a draft report for final review by supervisor.
- Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes.
- Supervise and guide other investigators in execution of the assigned investigation assignments.
- Review workpapers and draft reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.
- Conducts on-going training and provide technical guidance to other investigators.
- Maintains and regularly update the investigations inventory tracking and dashboard.
- Ensure personal travel and logistics are within guidelines of both budget and time for all investigations including obtaining visas as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Bachelors Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.
- 5 years professional experience in investigation, auditing, and/or project management, at least three as an investigator or auditor and at least two years in supervisory role.
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) and or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).
- Ability to travel 40% of the time to international locations.
- Present results using strong presentation, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Certified Fraud examiner (CFE).
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) .
- Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
- Fluency in a language, such as French or Portuguese an advantage.
- Good understanding of non-profit industry, and investigative work.
- Knowledge of the WVI business and systems is an added advantage.