Senior Compliance Analyst

Position description

The International Rescue Committee is among the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

The world’s more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation—a creative rethinking—in the global humanitarian response.

The beneficiaries of its programs deserve evidence-based interventions that bring real change to their lives. That is what the IRC is determined to deliver. The IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today its 11,000 employees and 13,000 incentive workers work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And unlike any other humanitarian organization, it is also here, in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

Job Overview/Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, and ultimately the Senior Director of Financial Investigations, the Senior Compliance Analyst will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption in the environments where IRC operates. The job is very field orientated, and it is expected that the analyst will travel with the investigation teams.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. In connection with this latter function, the ECU is vested with the responsibility to detect, deter and investigate allegations of misuse of grant resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by helping the investigators in the Ethics and Compliance Unit to safeguard our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments. This position will serve these functions through assisting the investigations of allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds, by researching, data mining, gathering, organizing and examining evidence, preparing charts, reports and other d ocuments and materials needed in the investigation function. As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position may require travel with the investigation teams to the locations where the investigations are being conducted, including to insecure regions and locations where IRC operates.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Senior Director for Financial Investigations and the financial investigators in the ECU with carrying out investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, misconduct through gathering, collecting, organizing and examining evidence;
  • Leading efforts to conduct data mining of electronic evidence- computer forensic evidence and other data, including electronic communications (emails).
  • Interviewing witnesses and supporting investigators interviewing witnesses. Drafting well written memoranda of interviews.
  • Assisting in the preparation of investigation reports. Prepare charts, graphs and other images for inclusion investigation reports.
  • Taking the lead in preparing power point presentations, i-2 charts, Excel spreadsheets and other presentations.
  • Organizing and supervising computer and accounting forensic specialists in efforts to identify, gather, collect and search relevant evidence, including forensic, electronic and computer based evidence.
  • Assisting ECU investigation teams in the field in financial misuse and misconduct investigations.
  • Leading due diligence analysis, conducting background checks, financial inquiries to support investigations, reviewing bank records and other financial records gathered during investigations


Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 7-10+ years of supporting international financial fraud investigations experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments) and participating in such investigations in the environments IRC operates;
  • Experience conducting or supporting in significant ways fraud, collusion, bribery and corruption investigations, and sexual abuse and harassment investigations;
  • Experience gathering and examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
  • Extensive experience in leading data mining efforts, undertaking computer based searches, using electronic evidence database and related tools; reviewing email and other computer forensic evidence.

Travel to insecure environments may be required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
  • Experience with searching electronic based evidence and using related database search tools
  • Experience with data mining; i-2 charting; excel spreadsheets and working with computer forensic specialists
  • Experience in the core work of conducting financial fraud investigations, including witness interviews, data mining and analysis, review and analysis of financial records, banking documents
  • Experience supporting sexual abuse and harassment investigations
  • Extensive Data Analysis experience and capability
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, i2 charting, electronic and forensic database, and VISIO
  • Familiarity with searching Skype chat logs, electronic evidence, and conducting internet and due diligence background searches
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working without direct supervision
  • Experience leading data mining, computer and forensic examinations and searches

Working Environment:

  • Position is based in New York, NY with a standard office work environment. However significant travel is expected.
  • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

Application instructions

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