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Director of Internal Investigations

 

Our client is a prominent industrial services firm committed to improving process efficiency and sustainability for their customers. As a global entity, they conduct operations throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East. The company prides itself on high annual revenue figures, which have been steadily increasing each year due to their expanding portfolio and enhancement of their methodology.
Interested in joining them as they strive to become global industry leaders?
We are seeking a passionate Director of Investigations to join their team in Mannheim, responsible for overseeing all corporate investigations and reporting directly to the Senior Vice President Group Audit.

The Role and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Direction: Develop and implement a strategy for corporate investigations aligned with organizational goals and principles.
  • Policy and Risk Review: Enhance investigation policies and procedures to comply with legal and regulatory standards. Assess risks to identify vulnerabilities and mitigate fraud.
  • Allegation Oversight: Supervise allegation management to ensure process reliability and compliance with internal governance and legal requirements.
  • Investigative Procedures: Conduct investigations, including forensic financial analysis, data reviews, and interviews. Engage with external legal advisors, law enforcement, regulatory bodies, and other relevant entities during investigations.
  • Investigation Management: Lead complex investigations into fraud, misconduct, ethical breaches, and other irregularities with thoroughness, neutrality, and confidentiality. Work with Legal, Human Resources, Compliance, and Audit departments to gather necessary information and support investigations.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare detailed investigation reports and ad-hoc and routine reports for various stakeholders, including top management, and present investigation findings to committees and stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in business, law, or a related field, with at least 5 years of professional experience in an international law firm or a similar forensics/investigations organisation.
  • Proven experience in leading complex corporate investigations within a large multinational corporation or professional services firm.
  • Strong understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks- to corporate investigations, including anti-fraud, anti-corruption, and data privacy laws, and forensic accounting.
  • Excellent analytical skills to evaluate complex situations and make sound decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to interact confidently with all levels.
  • Preferred certifications: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).