The ICFP Board accredited the forensic programmes of North-West University, the University of South Africa (Unisa) and the University of Pretoria. The accreditation of the programmes means that the Universities have put in place the appropriate resources that, if utilised effectively, should enable them to deliver the programme at the required standards and levels of quality; and the programme meets the ICFP’s requirements in terms of the standards of learning and teaching.
Forensic practitioners are involved in preventing, detecting and investigating commercial crimes (such as fraud, corruption and money laundering). Forensic practitioners require skills and knowledge in accounting, criminal- and civil law, investigations and IT. Investigations can include regulatory investigations (money laundering and bribery), criminal and civil investigations, as well as strategies to prevent and detect commercial crimes such as fraud risk assessments and forensic data analytics.
Typical tasks include:
- Obtain and review financial documents to identify inaccuracies or fraud
- Analyse financial data and trace discrepancies
- Quantify revenue losses and damages from contract breaches
- Conduct and implement fraud risk management programmes
- Conduct interviews with suspects and witnesses
- Provide litigation support and present findings to be used as trial evidence