Shell Business Operations

Senior Fraud Investigator

Krakow (City)
Not disclosed
04 Jan 2022
01 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
The Role

We are currently looking for 2 experienced Senior Fraud Investigators to join our global team of Shell Internal Audit and Investigations (SIAI).

In Shell Internal Audit and Investigations (SIAI) we work with all businesses in all parts of the world. We aim to deliver independent, courageous and actionable insights from our audits and investigations and support learning and improvement at all levels of Shell. By doing so, we support sustainable delivery of Shell’s strategic goals: being a World Class Investment Case, upholding a strong Societal License to Operate and Thriving in the Energy Transition. 
The Shell Global Helpline and SIAI’s integrity investigations unit is a cornerstone of Shell's ethical culture, providing a trusted safe space for the raising of concerns and a dedicated team investigations team on potential Code of Conduct violations, which is relied upon respected and supported by leadership and Board level. 

The Senior Fraud Investigator role is a senior individual contributor role within the Audit and Investigations – Integrity team, and will play a key role driving forward our fraud detection and proactive investigation activities, including the development of fraud hunting capabilities, and the creation and delivery of activities to further embed fraud risk awareness and risk assessment within the Group, including delivery of training, development of training material and a fraud risk matrix.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead proactive fraud detection investigations and activities concerning at-risk or high-risk businesses, locations or processes.
  • Perform ongoing assessment of investigation outcomes and other relevant data feeds, such as audit and assurance outcomes, to identify opportunities for proactive investigation where fraud mechanisms may be replicated elsewhere in the Group.
  • Support activities to map and assess the effectiveness of current controls and mitigation measures in place to address key fraud risks, with a view to addressing gaps to potential and strengthening the fraud control framework.
  • Support activities to further embed fraud risk awareness and risk assessment within the Group, including delivery of training, development of training material and fraud risk matrix.
  • Collaborate with Data Analytics/Operations resource to develop fraud monitoring/hunting capabilities utilising multiple data sources.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with departments responsible for key fraud controls (such as Finance Operations, Contracting and Procurement & IT) in order to build and develop fraud detection capacity.
  • Conduct, i.e. plan and execute, investigations into possible violations of the Shell Code of Conduct, Shell General Business Principles, Ethics and Compliance manual, company policies, and relevant laws;
  • Collection and analysis of evidence;
  • Conduct (confrontational) subject and witness interviews;
  • Write high quality, fact-based, concise investigation reports, which should also meet the agreed BID format and standards;
  • Identify accounting and internal control weaknesses and determine the quantum of potential and actual loss;
  • Effective stakeholder management;
  • Perform IT Forensic reviews and Data Analysis;
  • Participate in audit activities as needed;
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with Shell Ethics and Compliance, Shell Internal Audit, HR, Legal, and other functional stakeholders


  • Previous substantial experience in the field of corporate investigations with an instinct for objectivity, critical analysis, and balanced assessment, combined with courage and empathy.
  • Excellent people relationship skills with an ability to deploy a range of engagement and interviewing styles and the credibility to engage with the most senior levels in our organisation. 
  • The self-assurance to deliver difficult messages and questions, while at the same time role modelling the values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people.
  • Thorough knowledge in the application of data analytics and forensics in investigations and in the development of fraud monitoring/hunting capabilities utilising multiple data sources.
  • Demonstrable ability to project manage significant, complex and potentially impactful investigations, as well as other projects to identify opportunities for proactive investigation where fraud mechanisms may be replicated elsewhere in the Group.
  • Strong collaboration skills to build cross departmental networks and relationships with departments managing fraud risk in Shell. 
  • Excellent writing skills and presentation skills, with the ability to concisely and clearly communicate complex issues to senior level. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as accounting, forensics or law.
  • Subject to Covid 19, the role may require travel although this is variable depending on location and requirements to assist with investigations in other Regions and countries as required.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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