Intelligence Analyst – Financial Crime New Zealand Customs Service - Auckland

Closing Date: March 25, 2020

Join our Financial Crime Unit intelligence team, focused on large-scale cross-border financial crime.

The Customs Financial Crime Unit (FCU) is focused on preventing the movement of illicit funds from organised crime crossing our border and funding further crime.  We’re looking for an entry level intelligence analyst to join our Auckland team, to collect and analyse data to look for potential trade-based money laundering and cash smuggling.

You will have experience working with mass data sets.  Ideally, you will have experience as an intelligence analyst or in a financial data analyst role. You will need knowledge of relevant legislation and an understanding of the trade environment, both nationally and internationally. You will enjoy building positive working relationships, as you will be working collaboratively with our partner agencies both in NZ and overseas.

About you:

  • You understand the Intelligence Cycle
  • You are experienced with data manipulation and analysis
  • You have advanced Excel skills, and ideally experience using SPSS Modeller, Tableau or similar
  • You’re an experienced report writer, and comfortable giving briefings at all levels
  • You understand information security principles (caveats)
  • You are up to date with current affairs, able to pick up on financial trends and risks

This is an entry level intelligence analyst role, at the rank of Senior Customs Officer (Grade 1), and we’re looking for people who care about their team – you’re approachable, supportive and willing to help.  You’ll report to the Supervising Customs Officer of the Financial Crime Unit.

The salary range for this role is approximately $57,000 – $72,000.

Working at Customs

Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles. We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. We also support flexible working – talk with us about how we can help you achieve your flexible working goals, within our operational requirements. Our people get discounted health insurance, free on-site gyms (in some locations) and three days of service holidays in addition to four weeks of annual leave.

Security Requirements

To apply for this position, you must be a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.

You will need to obtain Secret level national security clearance. To achieve Secret clearance, you must have resided in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States continuously for the last 10 years. Already having Secret clearance is a benefit, but not a requirement. We’ll guide you through the process.

Apply now

Please submit a cover letter which clearly outlines your relevant experience and motivation for the role, along with your current CV. The online application process takes a bit of time and requires you to provide examples of previous work. It’s best to set aside some time when you won’t be interrupted.

Please follow the link to the online application process.

If you have any queries, please contact

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 25 March, 2020.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

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