Forensic Accountant Job Description

forensic accountant job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Forensic Accountant Job Description

A forensic accountant is a CPA who’s an expert in investigating financial matters, such as fraud, theft, or litigation.

Special forensic accountants may focus on one type of financial conflict, such as intellectual property, contract disputes, or employee theft.

Forensic accountants can help to uncover evidence of financial fraud or abuse.

An example of a forensic accountant is a forensic auditor.

Forensic auditors specifically focus on fraud, compliance, and forensic accounting.

Forensic accountants are able to provide assistance with litigation matters, where they provide testimony and analysis on a company’s financial activities.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Forensic Accountant to join our team. As a Forensic Accountant, you will be responsible for investigating financial crimes and assisting in the prosecution of those responsible. If you have a passion for justice and a desire to use your financial skills to make a difference, then this is the position for you.

Forensic Accountant Duties:

  • Assist with the financial records and audits for the litigation support division
  • Assist attorneys with locating missing and required documents and information for case preparation
  • Perform financial analysis of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and associations
  • Understand and comply with legal, ethical, and professional standards

Forensic Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial accounting activities, develop policies, and procedures, and perform audit functions
  • Maintain accurate financial statements by recording transactions and maintaining accounting records
  • Prepare financial statements by reviewing and verifying work; applying accounting principles and procedures; and using advanced financial and mathematical skills
  • Research and record financial information, using accounting software and systems; analyze results; and resolve issues
  • Investigate and resolve complex problems, discrepancies, and errors
  • Develop internal controls based on business and operational needs
  • Perform financial analysis, including cost/benefit, capital budgeting, and variance analysis
  • Conduct audits and compile reports
  • Review financial statements, reports, and other types of documentation
  • Maintain accurate financial data by reviewing and verifying work; applying accounting principles and procedures; and using advanced financial and mathematical skills
  • Conduct financial audits

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • 2+ years professional experience in auditing, compliance, and financial analysis
  • Skills in reviewing, analyzing and interpreting financial statements and tax returns
  • Experience in performing audits of financial statements

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from all kinds of people, from all walks of life. We want to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, respected and valued.

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