Forensic Accountant Courses

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What does a Forensic Accountant do?

A Forensic Accountant analyses financial information for legal or court cases. You might have to go through accounting data to look for discrepancies or inaccuracies and prepare a report on your findings. Forensic Accountants often have to present information in cases involving fraud, insolvency, bankruptcy or valuations. Reviewing and auditing financial data will be a big part of your job and you may work for a range of investigative organisations.

A Forensic Accountant needs to have strong auditing skills and excellent attention to detail. You’ll have to be focused, organised and able to manage several cases at once. Forensic Accountants should be able to prepare detailed reports and communicate their findings confidently. You’ll have to be able to navigate a range of financial systems to find the information you need.

Forensic Accountant Courses

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How much does a Forensic Accountant earn?

In Australia, a full time Forensic Accountant generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Forensic Accountant?

The accounting industry has seen an increase in employment numbers in Australia over the last five years. There are currently 195,800 people employed in this field and a small number of them are hired as Forensic Accountants. Forensic Accountants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Forensic Accountant?

If you’re interested in starting a career as a Forensic Accountant, an Advanced Diploma of Accounting could be the right course for you. This qualification covers various aspects of business and commercial accounting and includes topics such as working with financial systems, preparing financial reports, auditing financial records and interpreting financial statistics.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.