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The role of Sr. Internal Investigator will be responsible for investigating internal financial crimes; fraud, acts of misconduct and abuse involving employees/vendors/contractors. This role sits with our Legal Group under Internal Investigations Group (IIG) and will be privy to employee confidential information, compliance reporting and have access to internal sensitive information.
Conduct routine to complex investigations into suspected internal fraud, misconduct and abuse involving employees/vendors/contractors across multiple lines of businesses
Conducts interviews of suspects and witnesses, gathers comprehensive work papers and evidentiary material to support findings and prepare comprehensive reports of findings.
Must be able to identify effective mitigation strategies, analyze, evaluate data and information that results in a thorough investigative effort.
Make recommendations to line management to close process gaps, mitigate risk and address policy/procedure violations.
May make recommendations to Employee Relations around employment outcomes, provide guidance and input as needed and identify training opportunities.
Participates in, or leads investigative related task forces and/or special projects that represent significant loss exposure and/or are highly visible.
Formulates and recommends action response to allegations, will make recommendations to file crime reports as appropriate, and to testify in court proceedings as appropriate.
As necessary, prepares reports for management covering investigative details, results and recommended loss and recovery prevention actions.
Responsible for identifying suspicious activity in investigations and making appropriate regulatory reporting recommendations
Will be the Internal Investigations primary point of contact on the ground in region, reporting to the Sr. Internal Investigations Manager in London, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining critical partnerships and good working relationships internal to the Bank and with external parties including law enforcement.
Provide a consistently high quality independent investigation such that the Bank's businesses and support functions have confidence in regard to the integrity and quality of reported findings.
The incumbent should expect travel in this role up to 15% of the time.
5 - 10 years previous financial crimes investigative experience including interviewing suspects and witnesses, gathering evidentiary information and report writing skills.
Experienced in dealing with senior level management
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated report writing skills in English language.
Strong analytical skills.
Knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Requires a detail oriented, independent thinker with multi-tasking skills
Ability to work and adapt in a multi-cultural environment
Understanding of reporting requirements of various regulatory agencies
Established relationships with law enforcement and industry partners
Secondary language ability in Hindi, Mandarin or Cantonese would be beneficial
Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, or similar designation associated with financial crimes investigation is considered beneficial.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer