Our investigators use their financial expertise, investigative skills and eye for detail to analyse financial records, spot suspicious money movements and transactions, and examine data to gather criminal and civil evidence. They play a crucial role in identifying and recovering the proceeds of crime, causing maximum disruption to serious fraudsters who are loathed to lose their ill-gotten gains.

What could I be doing?

Your work will be varied – you could find yourself working on cases of complex tax evasion, money laundering, smuggling or even arms dealing offences. You will own and drive forward financial investigations, accessing the most comprehensive set of asset disruption and recovery tools available to law enforcement.

You will work with intelligence and investigation colleagues to build a detailed picture of suspicious money flows, working out why transactions are happening and building connections between criminal proceeds and suspect assets. Over time, you will build evidence on individuals and organised crime groups, helping to both recover assets and to enhance civil and criminal investigations. You’ll also identify trends and typologies, using this information to help us stay one step ahead of the criminals.

Do I have the right skills or qualifications?

You may have a financial or forensic investigative or intelligence background, or else a naturally inquisitive mind. Teamwork is vital to what we do, and you’ll have what it takes to be a valued team member. At times you may be expected to work evenings and weekends, so a certain degree of flexibility is required.

You’ll also need to demonstrate strong verbal and numeric aptitude. Applicants should refer to the specific job advert for details of any job-specific qualifications


Training plays a big part in our work here. As well as core training and a structured induction, HMRC is keen to offer staff the chance to secure professional qualifications and the world of financial investigation is no different.

This is in addition to role-specific training including NCA-approved training packages covering money laundering, cash seizures and forfeiture, financial profiling, use of restraint and confiscation orders, and new powers in the Criminal Finances Act.

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