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Investigations Officer - FORENSIC AUDIT CA(SA)

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Our client, a global financial organisation, is seeking an Investigations Officer to examine and investigate complex matters mostly of a technical accounting/financial nature to identify potential breaches by regulated parties of International Financial Reporting Standards and the company requirements and to take appropriate action in terms of the Financial Markets Act.


  • Provide specialist accounting/financial advice and opinions on the interpretation and application of the Listings Requirements and IFRS.
  • Identify alleged breaches of Listings Requirements and IFRS and conduct a full investigation thereof in a fair, thorough and objective manner whilst adhering to due investigative process.
  • Monitor and manage challenging turnaround times for recorded cases of alleged breaches of the Listings Requirements and/or IFRS to ensure that investigations are processed efficiently and timeously.
  • Deal independently with complex investigations, which includes delegating certain research tasks to other investigators, pulling information from different sources together and drafting correspondence, reports and memorandums required for a finding of breach, objections and censure/penalties.
  • Make recommendations on the findings of breach/objections and censures.
  • Assist the Financial Sector Conduct Authority with investigations referred to the company.
  • Represent the unit internally for project or task completion.
  • Interact professionally with stakeholders by being objective and fair in the approach to gather information, legal issues and feedback/advice to relevant parties.
  • Provide comfort to external clients by adhering to best regulation practices and enforcement of due processes within the confines of the Financial Markets Act.
  • Understand and meet clients' needs by continuous communication with regulated and interested parties on the application of the Listings Requirements and IFRS and the status of an investigation.
  • Build constructive relationships with colleagues, peers and sponsors for consultation, knowledge sharing and training on technical concepts, matters or standards by communicating in a professional manner and by effectively addressing any issues that arise.
  • Deal with objections and appeals from clients in relation to the decision taken by the investigation’s unit.
  • Develop processes against best legal practice to investigate and make a finding that is reasonable, fair and objective in terms of the Listings Requirements, Administrative Law and Financial Markets Act to prevent legal action against the company.
  • Attend to external complainant’s issues as quickly and effectively as possible, whilst ensuring due investigative process.
  • Follow and enforce an efficient censures/penalties process against regulated parties in a manner which is fair, thorough and systematic to ensure that decision makers have all the required information to make an informed decision.
  • Ensure that the Issuer Regulations Division fulfils its responsibilities in terms of the Financial Markets Act to promote the company's reputation, transparency and integrity of the investigations.
  • Manage own delivery against business delivery plan and set timelines, identify obstacles to delivery and take appropriate action where required.
  • Manage and report on risk issues by identifying and understanding threats to the reputation of the company as a credible regulator and taking necessary action to mitigate these threats.
  • Draft reports and champion projects which require research and consultation with external and internal parties on an ad hoc basis.
  • Work with, interact and consult with other divisional members to achieve a common goal or purpose.
  • Draft correspondence/memorandums/reports with accurate content in a coherent and structured manner.
  • Partake in and lead meetings with internal and external parties in a professional and confident manner.


  • Chartered Accountant (SA).
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in analysis of financial statements for compliance with IFRS and/or advising on the application of IFRS and/or projects involving the implementation of IFRS.
  • Postgraduate studies in IFRS.

Kindly note that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North