Role: Forensic accountant

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How would you like to investigate fraudulent activity, uncover money laundering and seek out missing assets?

What is a forensic accountant?

Forensic accountants use a combination of accountancy and detective skills to examine a wide range of fraudulent activities. This helps lawyers, insurance companies and other clients to resolve disputes and assist in fraud investigations. Your investigations could even lead to judicial proceedings, which means an opportunity to work closely with law enforcement organisations.

How do I achieve it?

Most forensic accountancy positions are available in larger or specialist accountancy firms. You may also find forensic accountant positions in some government agencies and regulatory bodies.

To enter this career, you must be a qualified accountant and a member of a professional body such as ACCA. You can enter the role directly, or through another relevant area such as compliance or anti-money laundering.

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