Forensic accountants, also called as investigative auditors or forensic auditors, use their accounting, investigative and auditing skills in various litigation support and inspection account settings. A forensic accountant has the duty to communicate financial information briefly and clearly in a courtroom location. They provide an accounting analysis that is appropriate to the court which will form the base for discussion, debate and eventually dispute resolution. They are expert to look beyond the numbers and deal with the business reality of the situation.
Academic Entry Requirement
- Grade 12 –Clear Class XII in Commerce Stream (Recommended).
- Graduation –Pursue Bachelor’s degree in any field for 3-4 years/ Pursue professional certification for CA/CS/CWA or CPA.
- After Graduation –Get a diploma/ certificate in Forensic Accounting.
- Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
- Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Who can hire?
Law offices, Accounting firms, Insurance companies, Governmental agencies
Forensic accountants use their knowledge in finance to inspect fraud and other financial distortion. They work examining financial information to allow lawyers to prosecute criminals, such as those funding with insurance companies, and illegal activities and other customers to resolve disputes.
They identify criminal activities, such as the illegal sale of arms and money laundering activities.
Analysissummarisation, interpretation and the presentation of complex financial and business related problems are prominent features of the profession.