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Counter Fraud Lead

£48000 - £55000 per annum
Work from Home, Hybrid working

Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working with a UK Regulatory Body in their search for an interim Counter Fraud Lead to support the development of an inhouse internal fraud function and manage the implementation of counter-fraud capability and learning across the organisation.

The successful post-holder will support the delivery of the Counter-Fraud Action Plan for 2023-24, drive forward a right-sized, compliant counter-fraud function as well as lead and conduct counter-fraud training. You will be responsible for regularly reporting to Cabinet Office and Central Government, and manage the relationship with external agencies such as Government Internal Audit Agency.

You will complete end-to-end fraud risk assessments and lead on risk mitigation and designing controls landscape. You will be expected to engage with all levels up to Board to present and update on all Counter-Fraud activity and should be able to manage challenges or pushback around operational and employee conduct non-compliance.

This role would be perfect for an individual with expertise in counter-fraud management, ideally within the Public Sector. You will have experience delivering complex fraud risk reviews and investigations on time and of high quality, with an ability to identify weaknesses in financial and operational risks.

You will have a solid understanding of Government Counter-Fraud activities and compliance, with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Ideally, you will have experience applying the Government Counter-Fraud Functional Standard S013, alongside a relevant professional qualification (Accredited Fraud Technician, Crime Prevention, Financial Crime Investigation, Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Assurance or similar).

It is an exciting time to join a growing function, which will provide strong professional development with the ability to shape the function and work across the directorate.

You will be remunerated with a competitive salary, alongside other employment benefits (such as Civil Service Pension, 25 days annual leave bank holidays)

The successful post-holder will be expected to attend the Brighton Office 6 days per month.

Job Title: Counter Fraud Lead

Location: Hybrid (6 days per month in Brighton Office)

Annual Salary: £48,000 - £55,000

Job Type: Fixed-Term Contract (18 months)

Hours: Full-time

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver independent, objective fraud risk assessment and assurance activity designed to identify risk areas, and to work closely with relevant teams to ensure risks are mitigated
  • Design and implement a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of fraud risk management, control and governance processes
  • Support key risk areas in designing suitable counter-fraud controls and KRIs where applicable.
  • Manage and analyse fraud controls MI from key risk areas and teams to ensure that 2nd line assurance can be provided over controls
  • Deliver quality fraud investigations and reports in a timely manner for a variety of audiences of all levels up to Board.
  • Ensure that the implementation of post fraud-assessment recommendations is monitored and reported to the Executive Committee and the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.
  • Form a cross-functional internal fraud response group to respond to identified potential fraud, bribery or corruption cases, taking the lead on sharing lessons learned and good practice from external sources
  • Work effectively alongside and compliment the assurance functions across all lines of defense, particularly where bribery and corruption activity and training are linked to employee conduct and compliance activity
  • Forge robust relationships across Government and the public sector and play an active part in networking across the profession, including becoming the conduit between TPR and current Government agenda around the new Public Sector Fraud Authority.
  • Ensure that all external statistics and metrics reporting is of high quality, is timely and is shared appropriately with Government and other stakeholders

Person Specification

  • Proven expertise in internal counter-fraud management, ideally within the public sector.
  • Solid understanding of Government Counter-Fraud activities and compliance with organisational standards like the Government Functional Standard and emerging Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA) work
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship skills at all levels, with an ability to adapt to audience needs
  • Proficiency in identifying weaknesses in financial and operational risks, along with strong communication skills both verbal and written to be able to translate technical complexity for a strategic/board-level audience.
  • Experience in managing projects with an ability to deliver complex fraud risk reviews and investigations on time and of high quality while using varied IT systems

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding and experience of applying the Government Counter-Fraud Functional Standard S013.
  • Professional qualifications (Accredited Fraud Technician, Crime Prevention, Financial Crime Investigation, Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Assurance or similar).
  • Degree or extensive experience in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.

Please contact to find out more information regarding this fantastic opportunity for a Counter Fraud Lead.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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