Certified Forensic Investigators (CFIs) are professional fraud investigators who have by experience, education and examination satisfied the requirements of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada (ACFI) and have been admitted as regular members of the Association. Certified Forensic Investigators are valued for their integrity and expertise.
CFI members come from a wide variety of public and private sectors. While some may own and operate their own businesses providing services to the public, others may be employed by organizations. CFIs may be: accountants, forensic investigators, fraud examiners, human resource specialists, forensic and investigative accountants, law enforcement officers, lawyers, private investigators, risk managers, regulators, internal auditors, loss prevention professionals.
The services provided by a CFI relate to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud. This may involve but is not limited to:
- providing a thorough and complete investigation to sustain or refute allegations of impropriety and subsequently providing testimony related.
- the audit of business systems to determine the adequacy of controls to detect, prevent and investigate fraud.
- providing fraud related training to educational facilities, government and businesses.