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Junior Forensic Accountant

Financial Intelligence Centre
Pretoria Pretoria Tshwane, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Support the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of financial information, contributing to criminal investigations, the recovery of proceeds of crime, and legal proceedings under guidance


• Analyse, interpret, summarise, and present financial information and relevant data, ensuring clarity and accuracy in documentation under guidance.
• Support the identification and investigation of patterns and connections within financial data, aiding in the detection of potential irregularities or criminal activities.
• Collaborate with senior team members to verbalise key findings and contribute insights to relevant forums, fostering effective communication and decision-making processes.
• Determine relevance and completeness of information or evidence and identify gaps under guidance.
• 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 spreadsheet, database or computer model and utilise charts and graphics to explain findings.
• Investigate and contextualise financial information / evidence in support of law enforcement efforts by capturing findings and conclusions in the required reporting format and systems and submit investigation outcomes, trends and recommendations as prescribed by relevant policies and procedure.
• Conduct analysis within acceptable quality norms required under guidance.
• Facilitate the handing over of intelligence / evidence to designated authorities under guidance.
• Assist in legal proceedings, including testifying in court for less complex matters regarding forensic report findings and prepare visual aids to substantiate findings.
• Plan and manage personal outputs with limited supervision and interact with team members.
• Execute tasks expeditiously and within set action plans and time frames.
• Compile reports and case studies for training purposes and benchmarking for review by the senior team.


• Degree in BCom accounting or forensic accounting or B Compt
• At least one years' experience in a forensic accounting field
• Working experience in one of the following industries is preferable:
o Consulting in fraud risk assessments, internal investigations, anti-money laundering compliance projects, data analysis and internal auditing, detecting and preventing financial crimes.
o Forensic services including forensic accounting, litigation support, and forensic investigation procedures, financial crimes, facilitates collaboration with legal teams during investigations and court proceedings.
o Financial services in banking, investment, or insurance sectors.
o Comprehensive grasp of laws, regulations, and legal precedents pertaining to evidence.
• Knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, facilitating proficient financial investigations.
• Working knowledge in utilizing a diverse range of investigative techniques to gather vital information.
• Familiarity with principles and methodologies of forensic investigations across different contexts.
• Understanding of pertinent legislation, encompassing Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law of Evidence, and associated statutes.
• Possess a sound understanding of the legal framework within the public sector, including the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), Treasury Regulations, and other relevant Treasury Directives will be preferable.
• Required experience in the collection, application, and use of relevant information to substantiate deductions and findings will be an advantage.
• Working knowledge of data analysis applications, tools, and systems.
• Knowledge and experience using the Microsoft office suite and Excel is a prerequisite.
• Anti-Money laundering training will be an added advantageous.
• Analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills.
• Reporting and presentation skills


• Data Governance, Compliance and Ethics - Intermediate
• Data Literacy - Intermediate
• Data Collection and Analysis - Intermediate
• Insights and Reporting - Intermediate
• Data Quality - Intermediate
• Data Requirements Identification - Intermediate
• Data Stewardship - Intermediate
• Data Visualisation and Presentation - Intermediate

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