Associate - Fraud, Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement (FIRE) in Cape Town Metro, City of Cape Town (CPT)

Cape Town Metro, City of Cape Town (CPT)
Market Related
29 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate - Fraud, Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement (FIRE)


Line of Service: Advisory

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Specialism: Fraud, Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement (FIRE)

Management Level: Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Investigations and Intelligence practice, within Forensic Accounting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients understand where they might have vulnerabilities and develop solutions to manage the risks involved. We prevent, respond to and remediate a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.

Our team helps organisations gain clarity and confidence in fraud investigations by offering our clients and their counsel strategic advice and advanced forensic technology. You’ll help to collect and analyse evidence, locate witnesses, conduct interviews, perform computer forensics, and gather intelligence.

Are you an analytical, problem solver with a passion for investigating complex business issues? If you are seeking a role that offers you the opportunity to advise clients through critical issues, while allowing you to develop personally and professionally, consider a career in PwC’s Forensic Services practice.

Responsibilities will include assisting in the performance of fraud investigations, fraud prevention projects and other forensic-related assignments. The associate will be assisting with all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries.


  • Maintain the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality
  • Perform data acquisition, processing and analysis of financial and non-financial data  
  • Assist in conducting data and computer forensic investigations
  • Investigate matters relating to economic crime, i.e. allegations of fraud, corruption and/or irregularities
  • Assist in the document management of working papers that support analyses performed
  • Assist in conducting integrity due diligence reviews using various open source databases
  • Synthesize information and draft reports and appendices
  • Deliver a high quality product within established timeframes and budgets
  • Provide general support to team on a variety of tasks in connection with project execution
  • Contribute to new business proposals and proposal development

The successful candidate will need to complete a CFE Learnership

You need to have the following competencies and attributes

  • Building and sustaining relationships
  • Being passionate about client service
  • Being curious – learning, sharing and innovating
  • Leading and contributing to team success
  • Communicating with impact and empathy
  • Self development
  • Demonstrating courage and integrity
  • Acquiring and applying commercial and technical expertise
  • Being open-minded, practical and agile with change
  • Ability to work independently whilst producing and delivering results
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Problem solving
  • Drive and enthusiasm

Relevant qualifications

  • A degree in or currently studying towards a Bcomm Honours in Forensic Accounting, Bcomm Honours Accounting, Bcomm Honours in Information Systems and Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Computer Science

Experience requirements

  • 1 to 2 years work experience in a forensic services environment will be advantageous

Good working knowledge of the following:

  • Microsoft (including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Computer hardware and operating systems
  • EnCase v. 7 and other forensic tools (e.g. FTK, IEF, Kali Linux, tools in Kali, etc)
  • Mobile device forensic tools (e.g. cellebrite, FTK, etc.)
  • Demonstrated level of programming/scripting language will be highly beneficial

Please attach full/latest academic transcript as well as all matric and university certificates obtained.

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Travel Requirements: 0%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?: No

Government Clearance Required?: No

Job Posting End Date: May 31, 2019