Senior Manager of Investigations, Fraud & Forensics - Redwood City
Financial Services - Insurance
2434 Palm Ave
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Senior Manager of Investigations, Fraud & Forensics
Equinixs Internal Audit department, known as Business Assurance Services (BAS), enhances and protects organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. In a demanding high-performance environment designed for high-caliber individuals seeking growth and career advancement, BAS team members gain valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the strategic, operational, finance, information technology (IT), and compliance areas of the Company by working on a wide range of assurance and advisory activities.
Equinix is seeking a Senior Manager of Investigations, Fraud & Forensics for the BAS department who will lead sensitive investigations and anti-fraud efforts. The position, based in either our Redwood City (California), Tampa (Florida), or Dallas (Texas) office, will report to and work closely with the VP of the BAS department and be a senior member of the BAS management team. The position will manage large, complex and highly visible engagements, and develop strong working relationships with senior leadership. The position requires a person adept in balancing the dual roles of independent, objective investigator and consultative business partner.
Lead and conduct sensitive investigations (planning, fieldwork, reporting) including interviews/interrogations, collecting and analyzing data, assessing evidence, drawing conclusions, reporting results, recommending solutions and improvements, and following up to ensure remedial action is taken
Lead anti-fraud efforts including performing fraud risk assessments, examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the fraud-related controls, preparing and delivering fraud training, and advising management in the design and implementation of fraud prevention/detection/mitigation policies and procedures
Work alongside other BAS team members to incorporate fraud risk assessment procedures into the annual audit planning process and fraud detection procedures into the project planning and fieldwork process; work alongside other BAS team members on integrated audits and other BAS projects
Develop and deliver forensic capabilities including forensic data analytics and computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) to assist in investigations, audits, assessments, and monitoring to detect and respond to breaches, fraud, non-compliance, and control gaps
Collaborate closely with other teams at Equinix that perform governance, risk, compliance activities (Corporate Compliance, Legal, Risk Management, Security), and participate and advise on global Company initiatives in related areas such as enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, compliance, and data analytics to promote a culture of ethics and integrity within Equinix
Be a trusted business advisor to management by developing and maintaining strong relationships and providing value-add assurance, advice and insight on governance, risk, compliance, and control improvement matters
Model the Equinix culture and values, and provide leadership and direction to drive accountability for performance and results and to ensure overall success of the team
Manage outside consulting resources on select engagements to carry out BAS activities and meet BAS objectives within budget and on schedule for each engagement
Stay up to date on trends and technologies, and inform senior leadership of new developments and best practices in investigations and fraud prevention/detection
Qualifications and Competencies
Extensive experience leading and performing sensitive investigations (including cross functional investigations involving Legal, HR, Security and other departments) in areas such as whistleblower allegations, bribery/kickbacks and corruption, code of conduct and ethical breaches, asset misappropriation, conflicts of interest, regulatory violations, third-party (suppliers, contractors, channel partners) misconduct and non-compliance, financial reporting irregularities, side agreements, unofficial concessions, expense reporting, etc.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control frameworks, of anti-fraud controls and mitigation measures, of fraud examination and forensic techniques, and of investigatory standards and protocols and related laws and regulations
Highest level of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality on all investigations and events
Sound judgement, intuition, curiosity and adeptness in assessing complex IT and business processes environments to identify potential risks warranting attention
Ability to work in a fast moving, global, complex company environment, to easily adapt between working independently or collaboratively on a team (with various stakeholders and varied personalities), to be effective in new situations, and to work comfortably in ambiguity on unstructured projects and in a multi-tasking environment
Team player focused on team cohesion and success; adept at building relationships across organizations; willingness and ability to lead projects as well as participate as member of project team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to effect change through collaboration, professionalism, trust, credibility and influence
Strong ability to quickly evaluate issues, determine root causes, and creatively solve complex problems in a solutions-oriented environment
Commitment to quality, willingness to challenge current practice and innovate, and continuous improvement mindset
Ability to listen to understand and to bring a balanced perspective, while skillfully managing potentially contentious interactions and standing ground in the face of pressure
Self-motivated, flexible, proactive, rapid learner and responsive; possesses passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action oriented; views challenges as opportunities; tenacious and focused
Ability to travel nationally and internationally (up to 30%)
Minimum 8 years of experience with at least 5 years in a fraud, forensics and investigations role; combination of Big 4 experience and industry experience at a multi-national public company is preferred
Skill in data mining, extraction and analysis with proficiency in use of relevant tools (e.g., ACL, SQL, Excel, etc.) is preferred
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designation is required; additional relevant professional certifications (CIA, CISA, CISSP, CPA, etc.) are a plus
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field; Advanced degree (MBA or MS) is a plus
Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.