Forensic Accountant
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Job Overview

We are looking for a Forensic Accountant with excellent research skills and knowledge of accounting practices to join us. You will be primarily responsible for collecting and analyzing financial data for any inaccuracies. Besides, you should also be able to suggest preventive measures to minimize business risks and fraudulent activities.

Moreover, you should be able to conduct internal/external investigations and present findings in court. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate and detailed financial reports. Being in this job role will require you to display excellent analytical skills and a detailed-oriented approach.

In addition to this, you will be constantly coordinating with the Accounting team to perform timely audits. Furthermore, you will be required to provide testimonies in court, as and when needed. You should have complete knowledge of tax rules and regulations to excel in this position. 

Send in your application if you can help us with effective financial management. 

Responsibilities

  • Analyzing financial data and documents to identify any discrepancies

  • Forecasting financial frauds and suggesting preventive measures

  • Researching and presenting financial findings to minimize risk and revenue losses

  • Providing litigation support and testimony in court

  • Performing timely audits 

  • Ensuring compliance with the law when performing accounting practices

  • Maintaining and updating files of all legal cases 

  • Examining losses, contract breaches, and potential damage

  • Assisting in internal and external audits

  • Performing internal investigations

  • Creating and updating financial reports, statements, and spreadsheets

  • Applying tax law knowledge when performing financial analysis

  • Attending court as and when required

  • Traveling abroad to conduct external investigations when needed

  • Understanding legal and economic implications when performing case research

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field

  • CPA or CFA certification is mandatory

  • Proven work experience as a Forensic Accountant or a similar position in the Accounting department

  • Complete knowledge of GAAP and other accounting practices

  • Understanding of legalities governing the financial sector

  • Excellent accounting and research skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Good communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 

  • Having an eye for detail

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

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