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Prevention Adviser

The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role - are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

Visit our LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/company/serious-fraud-office to connect with us.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join a new Strategy and Prevention team to deliver strategy, policy and prevention initiatives to protect New Zealand against financial crime and corruption.

We are looking for a policy professional with strong research and practical delivery skills. Ideally you will have some experience in areas of financial crime, integrity, audit or risk management.

Role includes:

  • Contribute to the delivery of the SFO's financial crime and corruption prevention initiatives
  • Working closely with stakeholders and external partners to develop new financial crime prevention activities
    • Analysing financial crime prevention issues and devising solutions
    • Providing advice to the Senior Leadership Team
    • Leading workstreams or phases of strategy delivery
    • Contributing to New Zealand's international obligations relating to financial crime and corruption

We are seeking candidates with:

  • Persuasive written and oral communication skills
    • Comprehensive research, interpretation and critical analysis skills
    • An ability to successfully coordinate, advocate and negotiate
    • An ability to establish and maintain strong and broad stakeholder relationships
    • An understanding of the public sector and the machinery of Government.

At the SFO, we are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business and the communities where we work.

If you are interested in this role or you would like further information, please send a PDF version of your resume and details to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz quoting reference HRC0003684.

A position description is available to download from our website.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 June


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