Financial Intelligence Officer

Job Family Investigation
Job Sub Family Financial Crime
Code SD-INV-FICR-Financial Intelligence Officer V1.0

Role Purpose

To gather and develop intelligence from a variety of sources including SAR data/ and or provide financial intelligence and support to those working in the intelligence field and those managing live incidents and investigations.

Key Accountabilities

• Develop plans in conjunction with Senior Investigation Officers and Financial Investigators to determine and reach agreement on joint objectives and agree how financial intelligence can support investigations.

• Receive, record and sanitise financial intelligence in accordance with the National Intelligence Model and the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 to support the investigation of financial and other crime.

• Investigate Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in accordance with protocols to produce and provide valid financial intelligence packages to investigations.

• Use Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and other legislation, gateways and external agencies to develop intelligence packages for use in financial and other investigations.

• Interrogate the Financial Intelligence Gateway (FIG) and other sources of information to develop financial intelligence for investigations.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

• Successful completion of applicable entry training.

• Attend and pass a Financial Intelligence Officers Programme run by the National Crime Agency.

• Complete the College SARs Confidentiality awareness e-learning program.

• Hold National Crime Agency accreditation as a Financial Intelligence Officer.

• Must have a good understanding of the NCA Registration, accreditation and monitoring policy.


• Able to set out logical arguments clearly, adapting language, form and message to meet the varied needs of differing situations, individuals, groups and communities.

• Able to produce concise reports or other documents.

• Ability to prepare and present case material to an acceptable standard including recording and retaining material.

• Skilled in the use of use standard IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements.

• Able to use resources efficiently in own role and to comply with financial rules and procedures.

• Able to identify potential opportunities to proactive enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness and introduce new ways of working and innovation within own area of work.

• Able to analyse information and intelligence and break down a problem into component parts to determine appropriate action.

• Able to appropriately prioritise and plan own work and to work effectively.

• Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and others.

• Ability to plan, apply and evaluate different policing approaches alongside partner agencies and organisations, working with them effectively.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

• Keep up to date with new approaches to evidence based policing and financial intelligence gathering.

• Maintain a working knowledge of how technological advances might facilitate offenders in committing crimes.

• Complete all annual and mandatory training.

• Keep up to date with national guidance relevant to your core duties.

• Undertake and complete all requirements for the maintenance of accreditation as a Financial Intelligence Officer.

Professional Registration/Licenses

• National Crime Agency accreditation as a Financial Intelligence Officer.

Links to other Profiles

Financial Investigator.
Financial Investigator (Confiscator).

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