Fraud Investigator Job Description Template
We are looking to hire a resourceful fraud investigator to look into cases of suspected fraud and report any findings. In this role, you will collect evidence, research transactions, interview victims and witnesses, and write a final report on the investigation. You may also be asked to testify in civil or criminal proceedings.
To be a successful fraud investigator, you should have excellent investigative techniques and knowledge of legal proceedings. Ultimately, a top-notch fraud investigator should be able to work well under pressure and pay meticulous attention to detail.
Fraud Investigator Responsibilities:
- Conducting extensive and confidential investigations of suspected fraud allegations.
- Interviewing individuals who may have information on particular fraud allegations.
- Running background checks, employee investigations, and asset searches on suspected perpetrators.
- Analyzing documentation, such as victim testimonies and financial records to determine if fraud occurred.
- Writing in-depth reports on your findings and presenting them to management.
- Liaising with victims of fraud, the police, and court officials when a civil or criminal case is opened.
- Testifying on fraud cases in civil or criminal proceedings.
Fraud Investigator Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in welfare, criminology, finance, or related field.
- At least two years' experience working as a fraud investigator at government agencies or financial institutions.
- Good understanding of relevant legislation, such as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.
- Solid understanding of analytics and proficiency in report writing software.
- Excellent research skills.
- Determination to succeed and complete a thorough investigation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good negotiation skills and the ability to navigate stressful situations.