Counter Fraud Specialist

Rec Sense Recruitment
Southampton, UK
17 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
COUNTER FRAUD SPECIALIST - c.£25-28k + travel expenses - Southampton

Overall job purpose:

To play a key role in delivering proactive and reactive assignments as part of the proactive team. This will include being a lead consultant in delivery of work streams as part of client work programmes and individual assignments.

Periods of working alone or unsupervised, as well as part of a team of varying sizes (subject to project or assignment) is required. This is a client facing role where an ability to act as an ambassador for the organisation as a trusted professional fraud advisor is essential. The role is suitable for a candidate who is experienced in the fraud industry seeking a career of working with a wide range of varied clients and assignments. The key aspects of the role will involve delivery of fraud prevention programmes, delivery of fraud risk training and awareness, fraud detection exercises and supporting clients who experience fraud instances, requiring investigative skills in compliance with criminal, disciplinary and regulatory legislation.

This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but it is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule. Successful candidates will be required to be flexible and adaptable to changes and client requirements as necessary. This may include undertaking reactive investigations assignments as per operational requirements.

Responsibilities The post holder will be expected to maintain the organisation's high level of service and values, taking responsibility for ensuring timely delivery of client work plans, and other additional duties that may be required. This will include having commercial acumen to deliver work on time, to quality and cost.

The post holder will have personal objectives, a career development plan and individual performance targets to achieve as part of this role, which will be subject to periodic review and feedback via your line manager. Delivery of work will be expected to be in compliance with the FRS Standing Operating Procedure and associated organisation policies and regulatory requirements.

The job holder will undertake proactive assignments and investigations of relevant fraud cases, as required and may be required to attend Audit Committees and other client meetings. Additional projects and assignments, as lead or part of a team may be necessary. There will be travel to and from clients required within the role and as a result, a degree of flexibility will be expected of the job holder.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo enhanced DBS and propriety clearance at appointment and during the employment

Requirements for the role


• Working within a fraud prevention/detection/investigations team.

• Experience of working within fraud prevention/detection/investigations team environment, with 3 years PQE demonstrable (or equivalent) experience

• Is willing to maintain an on-going level of continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure that skills and ability is attuned to current and emerging methodologies, legislative requirements and best practice

• Excellent verbal communicator, with an ability to articulate complex, sensitive and confidential information to staff, clients and other stakeholders

• Excellent written communication skills, with an ability to construct high quality reports which may be presented to a varying degree of audiences

• Is client focussed with a flexible and adaptable approach to work by undertaking assignments at short notice, at the direction of FRS senior management to meet client demands

• Strong ability to organise a varied workload, plan and manage own workloads and calendar, ensuring high quality client service is at the forefront of priorities

• An ability to work unsupervised, use initiative and strive to exceed clients' expectations

• Will assist in the direction, supervision and mentoring of Consultants and junior staff as required on an individual assignment or regular basis

• Strong understanding and proven ability of fraud and bribery legislation

• Is proficient in the use of IT and office software packages, operating in a paperless working environment

• Excellent team player, with an ability to adapt and be flexible as to the demands of the role and client needs

• Has an ability to build relationships and rapport with colleagues, clients and stakeholders

• Will be prepared to undertake travel and where circumstances dictate, overnight absence from home maybe required, often at short notice


• LCFS / ACFS qualification (or equivalent) - highly desired although consideration would be given to strong candidates without. Successful candidates without such qualifications will be expected to attended these courses and gain such qualification.

• Possess a full, clean driving licence with use of own vehicle

Rec-Sense Recruitment acts as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client.

COUNTER FRAUD SPECIALIST - c.£25-28k + travel expenses - Southampton

COUNTER FRAUD SPECIALIST - c.£25-28k + travel expenses - Southampton

COUNTER FRAUD SPECIALIST - c.£25-28k + travel expenses - Southampton

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