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Forensic Accountant

Financial Intelligence Centre
Pretoria Pretoria Tshwane, South Africa
Closing date
May 14, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
FIC is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified African, Indian and Coloured Femaleapplicants in line with our Employment Targets and our commitment to diversifying our workforce.

The purpose of this job is to apply technical expertise in the interpretation and presentation of complex financial information and data, to assist with identifying subjects and associated links with the proceeds of crime, in order to aid criminal investigations, the recovery of proceeds of crime, criminal prosecutions or medium term decisions.

Key Performance Areas
  • Analyse, interpret, and present complex financial information and relevant data in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported.
  • Interact with stakeholders / third parties, when required to discuss findings and obtain information
  • Identify and investigate patterns and connections between situations that are not necessarily routine or obviously interlinked.
  • Determine relevance and completeness of information or evidence and identify gaps.
  • Perform various calculations including income and losses; transaction summaries; tracing of source and destination of funds, tracing of assets; performing present value calculations utilising appropriate rates.
  • Utilise computerised applications such as a spread sheet, data base or computer model and utilise charts and graphics to explain findings.
  • Investigate and contextualise financial information / evidence in support of law enforcement efforts.
  • Conduct analysis within acceptable quality norms required.
  • Facilitate the handing over of intelligence / evidence to designated authorities and manage external stakeholders (prosecutors, investigating authorities, etc.) expectations
  • Assist in legal proceedings, including testifying in court regarding forensic report findings and prepare visual aids to substantiate findings.
  • Lead, plan and manage team and personal outputs with limited supervision
  • Execute tasks expeditiously and within set action plans and time frames.
  • Participate in transfer of skills to colleagues.
  • Assist in compiling reports and case studies for training purposes and benchmarking.
  • Advises key leadership of financial intelligence issues and challenges as appropriate.
  • Represent the organisation at working groups, meetings, conferences, and seminars.
  • Provide feedback to staff members as and when required.

Education, Skills and Experience
  • B Com Honors, or B Compt Honors (or relevant Honors degree) with at least five years' experience, or newly qualified chartered accountant.
  • Working experience in one of the following industries is preferable
    • Financial and Information analysis
    • Forensics
    • Internal Auditing
  • Experience in the collection, application and use of relevant information in order to substantiate deductions and findings will be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis applications, tools, and systems.
  • Sound knowledge and experience using the Microsoft office suite and Excel is a prerequisite.
  • Anti-Money laundering training and honors and masters qualifications will be an added advantage.

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