Forensic Accountant

Forensic accountants perform two broad functions: litigation support and investigation. Accountants who perform litigation support provide information regarding losses from torts, as well as potential judgments and awards from lawsuits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Uncovers and investigates financial evidence
  • Performs forensic research to trace funds and identify assets for recovery
  • Communicates to business owners, law enforcement, or other employers about the evidence they have found
  • Provides litigation support and presents findings to be used as trial evidence
  • understands the wider economic and legal implications of a case
  • Reviews financial documents to identify inaccuracies
  • Works closely with law enforcement officers and agencies

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred
  • Proven work experience as a Forensic Accountant
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Understanding of forensic auditing procedures
  • SAP experience is a plus

Skills needed for this role

Forensic accountants must have excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential for this role, as is the ability to be discreet and objective. Forensic accountants also need to have strong communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.

Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee

Job Specializations

Accounting/Finance, General/Cost Accounting/ Forensics