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Vacancy: Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit

Published: March 30, 2021 (18 hours ago)

Vacancy: Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit

The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) is an autonomous law enforcement agency responsible for receiving, analysing, investigating and disseminating information relating to financial offences, including money laundering and terrorist financing. In addition, the Agency is responsible for supervising and monitoring non-profit organisations (NPOs) and designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) in the Territory, in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice 2008, as amended.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Director is charged with providing direct support to the Director in overseeing the professional delivery of the Agency’s core functions under the Financial Investigation Agency Act, 2003, as amended, with a particular focus on international cooperation, including cooperation/coordination with foreign FIUs and the Mutual Legal Assistance Process. The Deputy Director performs the duties of the Director in his/her absence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the performance of the duties defined under the Financial Investigation Agency Act, which involve receiving, obtaining, investigating, analyzing and disseminating information which relates to financial offences or the proceeds of a financial offence; or a request for legal assistance from an authority in a foreign jurisdiction which appears to the Agency to have the function of making such requests.
  • Supervises and coordinates the training of all investigating staff, including investigating officers, analysts and intelligence officers in investigation principles and procedures in accordance with the relevant legislation and industry standards.
  • Assists the Director in strategic planning for the Agency and identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assists with the preparation of investigation reports and bi-annual and annual reports of the Agency.
  • Manages the collection, reporting and analysis of statistics relating to the work of the Agency, including suspicious activity reports, requests for information and mutual legal assistance requests.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of AML/CFT related training to the local financial services industry in relation to the functions of the Agency and their obligations under local AML/CFT legislation.
  • Assists the Director in ensuring that the Agency and Territory remain in compliance with international standards and best practice as it related to AML/CFT matters. Monitors developments in the AML/CFT fields particularly stemming from the FATF, CFATF and the Egmont Group; advises the Director on how such developments may affect the Agency and the Territory and makes recommendations accordingly.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Professional knowledge of both primary and secondary AML/CFT legislation and policies.
  • Proven leadership skills in a managerial role and experience managing teams.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills, including those of public speaking.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Legal or law enforcement qualification and a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Agency, the Financial Services Commission, other law enforcement agencies in the Territory, the financial services industry and the Agency’s relationship with its overseas counterparts.
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret and report on financial information.


  • Bachelors Degree in Law, Finance, Law Enforcement or related field from an accredited University.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in financial investigation or fraud investigation, with at least four (4) years at the managerial level.


Compensation and benefits package includes reimbursement of employee NHI premium, gym membership allowance, 15% contribution towards pension, employer paid term life insurance at 5x salary (subject to underwriting) and attractive vacation leave accrual.

All applications should be made in writing and addressed to:

Human Resources Manager

Financial Investigation Agency
2nd Floor, Ritter House Building
Wickhams Cay II
PO Box 4090
Road Town, Tortola

Or by email to

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021

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