Fraud Prevention and Forensics Officer Job Vacancies – FINCA Uganda

Job Title:    Fraud Prevention and Forensics Officer

Organisation: FINCA Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Internal Controls Manager

 

About US:

FINCA Uganda is a subsidiary of FINCA Impact Finance and part of a network of 21 microfinance institutions and banks that provide socially responsible financial services that enable low – income individuals and communities to invest in the future. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money transfer services in Uganda, one of the most competitive and dynamic microfinance markets in the world.

 

Job Summary:  The Fraud Prevention and Forensics Officer is responsible reviewing internal processes and recommending controls to strengthen risk management for FINCA Uganda business.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Reviewing and investigating internal processes
  • Recommending additional controls or oversight to mitigate risk.
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed fraud case files.
  • Analysing records of previous fraud cases to inform program controls.
  • Assisting the Internal controls Manager with compiling reports and undertaking internal investigations, as required.
  • Planning and undertaking investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption of varying nature and complexity
  • Complying with legislative requirements governing the conduct of investigations
  • Complying with Bank policies and procedures
  • Assisting in the identification of control weaknesses and implementing solutions and controls for future improvements.
  • Identifying and utilizing appropriate investigative techniques and technologies to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Conducting/witnessing interviews and take statements in accordance with current legislation.
  • Maintaining to a high standard record of each investigation, and produce appropriate, timely reports to the Internal Controls Manager.
  • Preparing drafts and finalizing special investigation reports within reasonable time period.
  • Ensuring that all fraud & forgery case files and documents are maintained, updated, protected in a secured manner.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or any other business related field. Professional certification in Fraud and Forensics is an added advantage
  • Three years’ experience Internal Controls activities such as Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit in a Micro Finance or regulated Financial Institution
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, training and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks & deadlines.
  • Good ability in planning and management.
  • Good Judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision with a proactive approach.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Possession of demonstrative leadership skills.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who so wish to take up this role in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates to: ug_jobs@fincaug.org

 

Deadline: 16th July 2021

 

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