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Provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases, and also non-legal related investigations.
Forensic accounting is a specialised area of accountancy. The forensic accountant provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases but also non-legal related investigations. They use their professional expertise in assignments involving, but not limited to:
Forensic Accountants can be engaged in public practice or employed by insurance companies, banks, police forces, government agencies and other organizations. They are commonly retained to analyse, interpret, summarise and present complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported.
Forensic Accountants require a very specific skill set such as:
This skill set ensures that they can advise their clients on the consequences of certain actions and ultimately produce a report to their client or to the courts if required.
The shifting dynamic of forensics means that being a specialist accountant may not be enough.
A professional qualification in Accounting, together with experience and specialist profressional training, is the minimum required for entry to this field of accountancy. The Diploma in Forensic Accounting from Chartered Accountants Ireland is designed to provide participants with the core skills and knowledge required to undertake forensic accounting assignments.
The top Irish accountancy firms have teams of forensic experts ranging from accountants, lawyers, criminologists, and forensic computing experts, to financial investigators, researchers, linguists, compliance and regulatory specialists.
Last Updated: October, 2014
|Organisation:||Chartered Accountants Ireland|
|Address:||Chartered Accountants House, 47 - 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2|
|Tel:||(01) 637 7200|
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