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Philips Fraud Investigator in Ciudad de Panama, Panama


In this role you will have the opportunity to be a Fraud Investigator at Fraud Investigations and Customer Screenings, part of Philips Internal Audit.

Your challenge

As a Fraud Investigator at Fraud Investigations and Customer Screenings (FICS) of Philips Internal Audit you will participate, actively lead and contribute to FICS activities in your area (Americas) for FICS to be the world class innovative Investigation and Audit-function. You will lead complex and sensitive investigations, audits and support initiatives for FICS to transform with the company, anticipating on its changing risk profile. You will interact with senior management to address sensitive matters and trends, enabling management to consider appropriate actions.

Your responsibilities

You are part of a global Fraud Investigations and Customer Screenings team with offices in The Netherlands, Panama and China. Your responsibility includes:

  • Support and lead multiple fraud investigations in your area of responsibility (Americas).

  • Support audit activities (prepare, execute and report) in line with the required Philips Internal Audit procedures

  • Write clear and concise reports for investigation findings/audit results and report outcome to the senior management /auditees.

  • Document findings and conclusions in line with the prescribed tools and methods. Responsible for the entire documentation and reporting of the audit or fraud rapport in line with Philips Internal Audit procedures and systems

  • Manage the different stakeholders while successfully driving sensitive processes

  • You will actively anticipate on trends and requirements and provides support for the Company’s global anti-fraud procedures and standards for fraud identification and management of investigations to be the benchmark

  • Identify risk trends in your area and translate into learning's and solutions, sharing best practices and facilitating the risk owner and business manager to take decisions.

  • Act as representative for FICS and ambassador for Internal Audit; Interact and engage with senior stakeholders in the Area

  • Actively supports global FICS initiatives anticipating on the Company’s risk profile by providing input for the audit plan, the audit and risk committees, knowledge practices, methodology and other.

  • Ensure that the Investigation and Audit activities are executed in accordance with the applicable methodology.

  • Participate in, provide input and lead initiatives for the FICS Knowledge Practice. Able to translate Area and Global risk trends into pro-active actions.

  • Translate learning’s from the Investigations, Pro-active Fraud Program, Compliance Due Diligence and other Customer Screening activities in practical advice for FICS, PIA and Philips when applicable

Your team

Philips Internal Audit contributes to the creation of value by providing re-assurance that all major risks possibly impacting the achievement of Philips Strategic and Operational objectives are well understood and managed. Philips Internal Audit is a trusted Partner advising Philips Businesses, Countries and Functions on business process improvements to increase value creation and ensure successful execution of business strategies. We are a catalyst for benchmark performance by enabling the exchange of best practices across Philips helping to create a platform for knowledge management.

Philips Internal Audit operates as a global team with over 15 different nationalities in six locations around the globe: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Andover, Panama, Shanghai and Delhi.

Your work location is Panama City, Panama.

Our offer

You would be part of a company that helps improve the lives of million of people a year, through meaningful innovation. We offer a great work environment and growth opportunities to help you touch more lives through your role.

We are looking for

Fraud Investigations and Customer Screenings (FICS) is looking for a highly energetic and qualified individual:

  • Master degree (accounting, finance, law or equivalent);

  • Trilingual proficiency in Portuguese, Spanish and English (verbal and written);

  • University degree combined with solid financial experience is required;

  • Preferably a certification as a public accountant or internal auditor with at least 4 years of experience in a similar position, with evidence gathering and investigative techniques;

  • A solid understanding of business information and financial reporting systems, accounting and auditing standards and procedures;

  • Strong knowledge and practice experience in evidence gathering and investigative techniques;

  • Knowledge of the legal system and understanding the language of the legal community;

  • Strong interviewing and reporting skills;

  • Effective reporting on status of work and timely completion of multiple complex task(s);

  • Strong developed communication and influencing skills, consistent and balanced behavior and leads by example; and

  • Able to receive and provide constructive feedback and coach others for their development.

Recruitment Process

Once we confirm you have the skills we are looking for, we will be in contact with you to continue the process!

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.