Sunday , December 10 2023

Western Cape Government Careers – Forensic Consultant

Website Western Cape Government

Job Description:

The Department of the Premier’s Provincial Forensic Services, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to conduct forensic investigations. These posts are stationed in Cape Town.

Job Responsibilities:

Planning and execution of forensic investigations; Conduct investigation by means of thorough fact finding and evidence retrieval within allocated timeframes; Project managing multiple investigations at the same time, prioritising each investigation based on priority and quality assurance at all stages of the investigation; Manage the team of investigators, providing clear guidance to and mentoring of team; Drafting and/or reviewing of factual reports containing appropriate findings and recommendations and subsequent follow-up of recommendations made; Testify in disciplinary hearings and in criminal trials; Perform fraud prevention and detection functions; Develop and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge of the following: Legislation and regulations applicable to National and Provincial government and policies and procedures relating to Provincial government; Fact-finding techniques and investigative procedures applicable to forensic auditors/investigators; Sound knowledge of ACL, IBM i2 Analysts Notebook, Intella, or similar forensic IT tools; Sound knowledge to write scripts for queries to identify and detect possible incidents of fraud; Skills needed: Computer literacy in MS Office Package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Analysing, problem-solving and fact-finding; Communication (written and verbal); Project management; Factual and legal analysis. Ability to collect, analyse and visualise large datasets and draw appropriate conclusions.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A relevant post graduate qualification in Commerce, Law, Auditing, Forensics, BCom IT or Informatics. Experience in investigation of fraud, theft and/or corruption within the public sector; A professional designation relevant to the forensic profession (e.g. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Forensic Practitioners (CFP)). A valid driving licence (Code B or higher).
  • An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (B-Degree or higher) in Commerce, Law, Auditing, Forensics, BCom IT or Informatics; A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a forensic investigation environment or in performing queries and analyses to identify anomalies or inconsistencies with data sets in a forensics or internal audit environment.

Job Details:

Company: Western Cape Government

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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