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Chief Investigator

Date Posted
12th November 2017
Accounting & Finance, Legal
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) has an immediate opening for the position of Chief Investigator. We are seeking individuals who are self-directed, results-oriented, and have a passion for providing excellent service.

Job Description

Position Summary: 
The Chief Investigator reports to the Senior Director, Investigation & Enforcement and is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of an investigation programme designed to uncover and document possible breaches of the FSC Act and all other related Acts and Regulations. The incumbent must determine the significance of a suspected breach and the scope and depth of the subsequent investigation, and ensure that the investigation is conducted and the evidence obtained in a manner that will support the recommendation of enforcement actions or the laying of criminal charges. The Chief Investigator assists in the formulation of strategies to raise the level of public awareness to breaches of the FSC Act and other related legislation.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Promotes the integrity of the Jamaican financial services industry and helps to protect the interests of the public through the development and implementation of an effective and timely investigation programme. 
  • Develops and executes appropriate investigation strategies ensuring that adequate resources (human, financial, etc.) are allocated to each investigation. 
  • In conjunction with the Legal Services Division, directs civil litigation in relation to investigation and enforcement actions. 
  • Reviews existing and proposed legislation and recommends the necessary changes to enable adequate monitoring and investigation of financial institutions. 
  • Prepares papers for Board and Board Committee meetings and attends these meetings as directed by the Senior Director, Investigation & Enforcement. 
  • Assists in the development of annual strategic objectives and targets for the Investigation and Enforcement Division and participates in the development of the FSC’s Business Plan and Budget. 
  • Prepares annual targets for staff within span of control and monitors performance against targets.

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • LLB Degree with at least five (5) years at the Bar 
  • Experience in the investigation of financial fraud and the gathering of evidence 
  • Sound knowledge of the Insurance, Securities and Pensions Acts and related regulations 
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and information systems 
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry 
  • Broad knowledge of investigative procedures and criminal proceedings 
  • Sound knowledge of examination procedures by external auditors, internal auditors and the FSC analyst 
  • Advanced management skills to manage the assigned resources and to determine priorities 
  • Sound judgment, initiative, and flexibility in formulating immediate responses to difficult investigative problems 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately in both oral and written format. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

While we thank all persons for their interest, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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