Team Lead, Investigations & Intelligence

December 20, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Interswitch Group

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.
We are recruiting to fill the position belowe:
Job Title: Team Lead, Investigations & Intelligence
Location: Lagos
Department: Group Internal Audit
Employment type: Permanent
Job Description

Reporting to the Head, Investigations & Intelligence, the Team Lead Investigations & Intelligence will manage individual assigned investigations, investigative analytics reviews and other special intelligence gathering reviews with focus on people, processes, systems and platforms.
Assigned tasks will include investigation of violations, investigations regarding systems and applications, tool-driven investigations, proactive insight generation with data analytics, continuous querying of systems, and other special reviews.
The role holder is expected to liaise with relevant stakeholders across the organisation and undertake day-to-day delivery of engagements within the role’s remit.
The role may work independently or within a team to deliver assignments through planning, execution, reporting, a.
The role requires a combination of investigation skills and case handling, IT risk and audit knowledge; process knowledge; ethics; and financial transactions.


Perform investigations (as assigned to the role by the Internal Audit leadership) coming from channels such as whistle-blower, ethical violations, internal complaints, ARC requests, Management requests, loss incident reports etc
Ensure investigations are safely and professionally executed to protect the organisation, leveraging appropriate systems know-how, and data for investigations
Undertake comprehensive engagement-level planning for all engagement assigned, developing work plans, schedules, priorities, work procedures, etc
for achieving the audit or investigation objectives
Perform engagement within appropriate and approved investigation protocols, framework and practices
Ensure working paper documentation and evidence supports efficient, accurate, reliable, and effective reporting and conclusions in investigations and intelligence gathering reviews
Undertake proactive investigative data analytics reviews including special investigation, value for money audits, product revenue assurance reviews etc
Undertake value-adding spot checks to drive control focused behavior and adherence
Create a working relation with other fraud risk and anti-fraud related functions within the second line of defense to engender better assurance coordination around fraud risk
Deploy, data analytics and query languages to continuously investigate larger samples of known and potential high risk control failure areas (eg, regulatory, transaction revenue, ethics-related issues, and fraud etc, considering prior or potential findings) into the future, to avoid occurrence or recurrence, and quick exception identification should it occur
Deploy audit analytics initiatives, using query languages, scripts and data analytics tools to investigate and extract proactive anti-fraud control insights for management to support the control environment of the organisation
Proactive Intelligence gathering on fraud incidents and potential losses to be included in viable investigations
Assurance coordination on fraud related controls
Create recommendations following investigations or intelligence gathering reviews
Follow up on control remediation from fraud investigation and intelligence
Keep abreast of new trends in investigations and intelligence
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Head investigations and Intelligence
Build strong working relationships with functions and line managers to effectively assist with audits and investigations across their teams and functions


Bachelor's Degree in Technology, Finance, or Social Sciences
7 years relevant experience in investigations, internal audit, information systems audit; audit data analytics
Competencies IT systems investigations skills
IT and process risks and control audit skills
Investigating in a complex financial transaction and technology environment
Big data analytics and insights / use of tool / use of query languages and script writing
Integrity and discretion
Interpersonal skills
Initiative & being proactive
Business acumen
Business communication (oral, written & presentation)
Analytical skills / Problem solving in an interconnected systems environment
Fraud schemes and scenario
Financial transactions & analysis
Data analysis
Governance, Risks and Compliance Frameworks
Experience and Qualifications required
Experience in IT systems investigation and intelligence gathering
Experience in data analytics using tools for investigative and intelligence gathering purposes in a big data environment
Expert level experience in general transactions investigation and ethical violation reviews
Relevant professional qualifications – CFE; CIA; CISA; ACA
Other IT and Finance certifications will be an advantage
Experience playing this or very similar roles in companies financial services or technology company or Big 4 professional service firm will be an advantage
Knowledge of global control frameworks

Application Closing Date
28th December, 2022.
How to Apply
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