Forensic Accountant Job Description

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About the Forensic Accountant position

We are looking for a responsible Forensic Accountant who will perform audits of company's financial records. You will help us reduce risks and develop fraud prevention procedures to avoid issues in our financial management. Your duties will include forensic research and analysis of the corporate financial data to detect potential fraud or revenue losses.

We expect you to possess good investigative skills together with excellent knowledge of accounting procedures. Besides٫ you should have organizational abilities and be able to fill detailed reports for attorneys and law officials.

Forensic Accountant responsibilities are:

  • Review financial data and related documentation to detect inconsistencies
  • Organize audits of financial records on a regular basis٫ to ensure compliance with legal regulations
  • Perform investigation of complex business schemes and develop measures to avoid risks
  • Make forecast about potential financial frauds and develop prevention measures
  • Calculate revenue losses and damages from contract breaches٫ and report on the results
  • Provide litigation support and present findings to be used as trial evidence
  • Make sure all company's accounting procedures are in agreement with legal regulations
  • Collect and keep documentation of company's legal cases
  • Attend court٫ when needed

Forensic Accountant requirements are:

  • 3+ years' experience of working as a Forensic Accountant٫ Certified Public Accountant or other relevant position
  • Profound experience with accounting and financial procedures
  • Experience with forensic auditing procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good understanding of accounting software and spreadsheets
  • Strong investigative and analytical skills with a good ability to find inaccuracies
  • Strong numeracy skills and ability to handle confidential information
  • BSc degree in Accounting or Finance; a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification will be a bonus
  • Qualification in Economic Crime Investigation or Law Enforcement will be a bonus

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