Accredited Financial Investigator

3 days left

Surrey Police
27 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Based on a Divisional Payback Unit, to undertake all types of financial investigations

The Role

Developing financial profiles and the gathering of evidential material, in support of both proactive and reactive investigations.

To conduct cash seizure/forfeiture and confiscation investigations with a view to identifying and recovering criminal assets through the legislation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Key Responsibilities

To develop financial profiles of selected subjects as directed, obtaining, analysing and interpreting financial evidence and intelligence from all available 'restricted' and 'open' sources.

To prepare documentation and make applications for appropriate orders from the Crown Court and Magistrates' Court, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.

To conduct confiscation investigations of offenders charged with acquisitive criminal offences, with a view to determining their suitability for asset recovery.

To prepare prosecutor's statements in connection with confiscation investigations, deal with defence responses to such statements, brief CPS representatives and Prosecution Counsel, and give evidence at Court.

To assess the suitability of cases for Restraint Order applications, and to liaise with CPS and compile supporting witness statements as necessary.

To conduct cash seizure investigations including making detention and forfeiture applications at Magistrates' Court.

Skills & Experience


You will be a qualified and accredited financial investigator with a proven knowledge of the legislation and case law in relation to money laundering, confiscation, forfeiture and restraint procedures under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.

You must hold Part 2, 5 and 8 powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, having successfully completed National Crime Agency (NCA) courses including money laundering, confiscation and restraint. The post holder will be expected to maintain this accreditation via the NCA's continued professional development portfolio.

You will have an up to date knowledge of the legislation associated with the obtaining and presentation of evidence, in particular Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Criminal Procedure & Investigation Act 1996 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, in order to be able to produce clear, concise and accurate reports and present evidence at court. You will also have the ability to assimilate and analyse large quantities of information, have good time management skills and the ability to prioritise your work.

Please see attached job profile for further requirements of job role.

Contact Details

Phil Attrill

Diversity Statement

We are committed to creating a diverse police service, which reflects the community we serve. We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, social status or religious beliefs.

Additional Information

Applications are also sought from NCA accredited Financial Intelligence Officers and anyone currently training to become an accredited Financial Investigator: Grade G (GBP25,704 - GBP30,700) would be applicable to a successful applicant who is not an NCA accredited AFI Confiscator.

Surrey Police Vacancies are advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes, this may lead to a vacancy being withdrawn after advertising.

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