Financial Investigator (VPSG4)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 1-year fixed term contract

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1708049

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1708049

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

As Victoria's environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we're increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we're now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

Financial Investigator Officer

  • $91,418 - $103,725 salary range
  • Flexible work options/Hybrid working options
  • 200 Victoria Street, Carlton Vic 3053
  • 1-year fixed term contract, with possibility for extension

About the organisation:

The EPA is Victoria's environmental regulator.  We work to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victorians and their environment.  We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments, and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021.  The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevent risks to the environment and human health.

Benefits of working with the EPA:

  • Contribute to the protection of Victorian environment and health of its people
  • A focus on work/life balance and development opportunities
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace with many career pathways
  • Hybrid and flexible work arrangement options
  • Opportunity to work with a wide rage of internal and external stakeholders.

About the role:

Reporting to the Forensic Accountant , you will contribute to the delivery of EPA's commitments under the Recycling Victoria Circular Economy Policy, meeting the EPA's aim of protecting public health and the environment. Working within the Operations Division, the Financial Investigator is one of a team of specialists delivering the EPA Victoria Fraud Prevention Program. The Program is led by the Forensic Accountant as part of the overall Forensic Accounting Function.

The Forensic Accounting Function operates three streams with the Financial Investigator who assists and undertakes financial analysis to support each stream:

  • Financial waste crime investigation,
  • Financial investigation and
  • Fraud prevention program.


Assist in the triage and review of the detection outputs produced by the fraud prevention program,

  • Assist with financial analysis to support each stream (above),
  • Produce forensic reports to address potential EPA risks and financial investigations,
  • Support the Forensic Accountant in implementing EPA's fraud prevention program,
  • Liaise with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and experience:

Relevant diploma or tertiary qualification in finance or equivalent

  • Experience in conducting financial criminal investigations
  • Proven ability to apply relevant government legislation, regulations, reporting directives and procedures, to achieve optimal organisational outcomes,
  • Highly competent in forensic report writing in an organised chronological manner, correlating points of potential proof to present a cohesive case,
  • Strong understanding and application of data analysis using excel statistical tools.
  • Understanding of organisational structures (sole traders, partnerships, companies, trusts),
  • Hold and maintain a NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL 1 or base line security clearance for the duration of their appointment in the position,
  • Experience in law enforcement, intelligence, or regulatory function in financial crime

How to apply:

Click the Apply button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 30 March. 
EPA encourages applications from First Nations Australians and people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Please contact recruitment.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au should you require this ad in an accessible format.

Please note:

  • Preferred candidates will be required to submit proof of compliance with EPAs COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (two doses of COVID-19 vaccine plus at least one booster dose).
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident (for ongoing roles) or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, police checks, reference checks and role related security clearances.
Financial Investigator (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 1-year fixed term contract

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Susana Preston | susana.preston@epa.vic.gov.au

Financial Investigator (VPSG4)