First listed on: 19 February 2019
New South Wales Police Force

Forensic Accountant - State Crime Command 

To provide service delivery in the Forensic Accounting field for NSW Police Force and other key stakeholders. Provide forensic accounting support to front-line Police and other operational areas.

Key accountabilities

  • use sound knowledge and understanding of business information/financial reporting systems, accounting/auditing standards/procedures, evidence gathering/investigative techniques and litigation processes/procedures and adhere to standards set out in APES 215 Forensic Accounting Services when providing forensic accounting services to NSW Police Force.
  • provide evidence in court proceedings as an Expert Witness based on specialised knowledge derived from skills, training, study and experience on matters such as fraud, money laundering, arson, homicide, and proceeds of crime.
  • establish and maintain sound working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly industry representatives, operational police and other relevant regulators.
  • assist the Forensic Accounting Unit in providing a professional level of customer service performing all duties efficiently and effectively in order to achieve the corporate objectives of the Police Force.
  • review, examine, analyse, interpret and reconstruct financial data relating to current forensic investigations.
  • maintain confidentiality and adhere to prescribed control procedures regarding security of information
Key challenges
  • delivery of prompt, consistent and accurate forensic accounting evidence and expert evidence in court proceedings.
  • manage a high volume demand and nature of requests for forensic accounting analysis from different commands within NSW Police Force with competing priorities and customer expectations.
  • interpret and present the findings using financial tools including spreadsheets, flowcharts and graphics for various financial related criminal investigations.
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  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Various Locations
Essential requirements - candidates must:
  • obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role
  • hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months.
  • sound knowledge of the forensic accounting role in an investigative or law enforcement environment including providing professional expert advice.
  • demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of financial accounting practices and procedures.
  • relevant tertiary qualifications and/or full current membership with a professional body (eg Chartered Accountants ANZ or CPA Australia)
To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses: 
  • an Australian Citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident or citizen of New Zealand
Applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 12 months.

For your application to be considered, you must:

  • attach a cover letter;
  • attach an up-to-date CV/Resume; and
  • address each of the Target Questions in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document. Please limit your response to no more than 1 page per question.
Please do not attach copies of Qualifications, Certificates or documentation (other than a Resume/CV) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.
Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the I Work for NSW website.

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