Table 1 Areas of Specialisation
Areas of Specialisation
Examples of Investigated Cases
1. Anti-money laundering and financial crime compliance
1.1 Money laundering
2. Commercial disputes
2.1. Consumer fraud
2.2. Payment fraud
2.3. Theft of data and intellectual property
2.4. Contract and procurement fraud
3. Fraud, misconduct and corruption investigations
3.1. Bribery and corruption
3.2. Financial statement fraud
3.3. Health care fraud
4. Cyber Crime/digital forensics/forensic technology
4.1. Computer and internet fraud
5. Expert determination
5.1. Matrimonial and estate disputes
6. Financial crime prevention and detection
6.1. Financial institution fraud
6.2. Securities fraud
7. Fraud and regulatory compliance
7.1. Financial crime compliance
8. Funds and assets tracing
8.1. Asset misappropriation: cash receipts
8.2. Asset misappropriation: fraudulent disbursements
8.3. Asset misappropriation: inventory and other assets
8.4. Bankruptcy (insolvency) fraud
9. Insurance claims investigations
9.1. Insurance fraud
10. Professional negligence
10.1. Individual rights during examinations
11. Tax fraud investigations
11.1. Tax fraud
12. Valuations
12.1. Support litigation
Under “Brief Description of Job Duties”, use the suggested action verbs listed in Table 3 (see below) to briefly describe your responsibilities in handling financial forensic assignments or conducting investigations to demonstrate you possess and/or have oversight over assignments that require most of the following professional competencies in Table 2.
Table 2 Professional Competencies
Types of Professional Competencies
Description of Professional Competencies
Investigation planning skill
1.1.     Planning the investigation approach
1.2.     Planning the resource allocation
1.3.     Deploying investigative technique(s) or tools in relation to assignments
Physical evidence gathering skill
2.1      Obtaining, examining and handling document evidence;
2.2      Using evidence gathering techniques to preserve the evidence collected (including labelling, recording, tracking, use, retention, storage and security of evidence) during investigation
Digital data collection and analytical skill
3.1      Using digital forensic methodology and essential techniques to recover, authenticate and preserve electronic data as a form of legal evidence
Interviewing skill
4.1      Interviewing individuals in relation to the investigation if any
Law application skill
5.1      Applying relevant laws in the course of handling the assignment or in conducting the investigation
Written communication skill
6.1      Preparing engagement letter and advisory letters
6.2      Preparing expert-witness report to interpret findings and analyses
6.3      Drafting other expert determination report and various reports, containing the standard sections that are fit for purpose, for various stakeholders

Table 3 Suggested Action Verbs 

The following suggested action verbs and professional competencies will serve as a reference to guide you in writing your job duties to demonstrate you possess and/or you have oversight over financial forensic and/or investigative-related assignments that require most of the six (6) skills:
Suggested action verbs
(1)      Apply
(2)      Assess
(3)      Collaborate
(4)      Collect
(5)      Communicate
(6)      Consult
(7)      Detect
(8)      Determine
(9)      Develop
(10)   Explain
(11)   Formulate
(12)   Investigate
(13)   Organise
(14)   Perform
(15)   Plan
(16)   Summarise
(17)   Testify
(18)   Uncover
(19)   Write