Financial Analyst-Accountant (Criminal & Civil)


London, Stevenage, Warrington


About the job


To conduct financial investigations (either criminal or civil) in support of the National Crime Agency’s objectives.


Job description

The role of the Financial Analyst is to conduct financial investigations (either criminal or civil) in support of the National Crime Agency’s objectives


Key Responsibilities

• To apply financial analytical investigation techniques against criminals and enterprises involved in serious and organised crime.
• Manage financial data, identifying risk, and make reasoned judgements.
• Offer advice and support to investigation officers by examining and analysing financial accounts and other documents, tracing assets and identifying lines of enquiry.
• Use analytical and forensic accounting techniques to interpret and challenge reports produced by defence experts.
• Analyse and assess documentary evidence obtained, including data recovered from electronic devices, in order to prepare statements, visual representations or written results of analytical findings. Present at court, to Senior Investigating Officers, or the Crown Prosecution Service.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to foster collaborative working.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the law, practices and procedures in relation to financial analysis.
• Ensure financial investigations are carried out thoroughly, professionally and expeditiously in accordance with Agency policy and legislative requirements.
• Deliver timely and accurate performance and management information in accordance with corporate requirements.
• Supervise and/or mentor staff as required.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***


The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

• Applicants will have the skills to use analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel including PIVOT tables, i2 Analyst Notebook and other available software such as Spotfire, Microsoft Power BI.
• Qualifications in either analytics (e.g.(NIAT/GIAT/DIAM), or accountancy (AAT/ACA)

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.

Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Experience of data management, alongside risk identification and assessment.
  • Ability to offer advice and support cases to investigators by examining and analysing financial accounts and other documents, tracing assets and identifying lines of enquiry.
  • Experience of forensic accounting techniques and the ability to interpret and challenge financial reports.
  • Experience of financial based investigations including fraud, bribery and money laundering and be able to demonstrate sound investigative techniques.
  • Experience of leading a team against set objectives to deliver successful outcomes.


If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Apply now!