- Location: Across: Sydney NSW, Brisbane City QLD, Canberra ACT, Melbourne VIC, Adelaide SA, Perth WA
- Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
- Category: Health
Approximately 5 hours per week. The position holder will report to the Executive Board of Directors.
- Travelling Volunteers
- People with disability
- Skilled Volunteers
- Centrelink Volunteers
- Work Experience
- Online & Remote Volunteers
Type of work
- Accounting & Finance
- Governance, Boards & Committees
- Mediation & Advocacy
- Administration & Office Management
- Research, Policy & Analysis
- Writing & Editing
- Disability Support
The position holder will be required to own and maintain their own reliable personal computer, telephone and internet access.
Position Responsibilities We are looking for a Forensic Accountant to perform forensic research on, and analysis of, the financial accounts of a disabled young person in a nursing home, for a medical legal case. The position holder’s primary responsibilities will be to analyse financial data to identify potential fraud – to combine keen investigative skills, with knowledge of accounting procedures. Further, to organise financial evidence into detailed reports that would be helpful to attorneys and law officials.
- Review financial documents to identify inaccuracies
- Analyse financial data and tracing discrepancies
- Reconcile accounts to determine potential financial fraud
- Communicate directly with vulnerable client/s, and liaise with the LDAA Executive Team during this process
- Potentially provide litigation support by presenting findings to Solicitors to be used as evidence
- Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Experience with accounting and financial procedures
- Understanding of forensic auditing procedures
- Familiarity with accounting software and spreadsheets
- Strong investigative and analytical skills
- Excellent numeracy skills with an ability to spot inaccuracies
- Attention to detail, and respect for confidentiality
- Good problem solving, and self-motivated to fulfil pre-agreed objectives
- Familiarity with medical jargon, is a bonus but not necessary
- Flexible and can-do attitude
- Tertiary education in Accounting or Finance, preferably with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
- Additional qualification in Economic Crime Investigation or Law Enforcement will be a plus
As the position holder will be communicating with vulnerable clients on sensitive subjects, they will need to have excellent communication skills, patience, empathy, and maintain impartiality.
What you will get out of it This position is a great opportunity for: Accounting and Finance students, new graduates, or those whom have the knowledge-base, skill and ability in the required areas, and are eager to gain work-experience in the field.
Meanwhile, for experienced applicants, this is an opportunity to work closely with an Executive Board, from this perspective you up-skill yourself by gaining invaluable experience for your own professional career.