• Absa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 21/11/2023
Full time Security Legal


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With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.



Job Summary

To provide specialist advice and support in area of specialisation enabling the provision of effective fraud risk management services.



Job Description




  • Investigate all theft, fraud and corruption cases allocated, end to end by ensuring that all investigative/operative methodologies and standards (e.g. planning, reporting) are adhered to within prescribed time limits
  • Compile a comprehensive case report containing the factual findings of the investigation, recommendations addressing people, processes, procedures and system failures or internal and external threats and forward the final report to Stakeholders.
  • Provide relevant findings and evidence for the use in disciplinary purposes and CCMA matters to Line Management and Employee Relations to ensure that appropriate and successful sanctions are handed down. Attend disciplinary / CCMA hearings when required.
  • Attend criminal / civil court proceedings when summons to do so, to provide expert evidence in Court, relating to Absa's products, processes and flow of transactions to obtain successful prosecutions.


Risk Identification and Fraud Prevention:

  • Identify fraud risks or emerging risks during the course of an investigation or interactions with internal and external stakeholders, escalated upon discovery, to the relevant business unit and the Fraud Defence/Strategy Recoveries and Remediation Department for assessment and closing of gaps related to processes, policies and systems.
  • Conduct a proper risk assessment with each investigation, which includes quantification of the loss, insurance claims, media impact / exposure, blocking accounts, claims, provisions, risk mitigation and compliance reporting,
  • Ombudsman queries and engaging with Group Legal Services etc. Identify high-risk Business areas, through feedback received from parties attending risk forums / investigations outcomes and perform specific fraud awareness presentations at the respective Business Units to the identified staff.
  • Inform Heads of Business via e-mail of new trends / scams identified with further escalation to Stakeholders and Business Units for further actions.


Operational Requirements and Compliance:

  • Identify areas of improvement, make suggestions/recommendations on ways of working, concerning the investigative and operating methodologies, to line management, for further consideration, to improve standards and workflow.
  • Adhere and comply with the Group policies and procedures as set out on the Absa Intranet i.e. attestations, compulsory compliance training, via the Absa Learning system. Work co-operatively with colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of the organizations’ objectives.


Stakeholder Management:

  • Develop and maintain relationships (establish relevant networks) with all internal and external stakeholders such as however not limited to (Absa Business Units, SAPS, other Banks, SARS etc..) to ensure that their co-operation can be obtained when required for key operations (e.g. recovery actions, data mining). Interact with counterparts in the industry to share information, gain an understanding of the threats and risks and to ultimately keep abreast of changes in the field and in the industry.
  • Actively participate in regular meetings with stakeholder / business, providing meaningful input and sharing information on best practices / investigation findings /risk identifications etc.






Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Law, Military Science and Security (Required)



Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.


Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised