The Forensic Accountant/Forensic Auditor (FA) Program is designed by The Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan (IFAP) to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in this field. With the corporate financial scandals of Panama 2016 and the economic crisis that looms today, Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) are becoming more and more vital for ensuring that financial transactions are done legally and ethically. Thus, forensic accounting and fraud investigation is one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, and there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills.
The Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan (IFAP) believes in creating and disseminating knowledge and skills in core and frontier areas through innovative educational programs, research, consulting and publishing and developing a new cadre of citizens with a high level of competence and deep sense of ethics and commitment to the code of professional conduct.
There is no Institution in Pakistan except The Institute of Forensic Forensic Auditing, Forensic Investigation, Fraud Examination and its allied area/subjects. The courses offered by other Institutes and the Commerce Faculties of the various Universities of Pakistan at the bachelors and master levels, are of academic nature only, as they do not fulfill the conditions which an Institution is required to inherit to be described as a Body of Professional Education.
Barrister Sohail Nawaz
IFAP Board of Directors
The Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan (IFAP) has appointed Mr. Aamir Ali Khan, an esteemed Fellow Member of IFAP (Country Director Operations NADRA/Former Director Immigration FIA), Mr. Zafar Zaman Ranjha, an esteemed Fellow Member of IFAP (Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Railways Freight Transportation Company/Former DG Operations Pakistan Railways) and Mr. M Salman Hashmi, (a Professional Certified Forensic Accountant from UK) as member IFAP Board of Directors w.e.f 1st April, 2015.
The Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan (IFAP) is the founder/pioneer member of The International Federation of Forensic Accountants & Auditors (IFFAA) and Forensic Auditors Certification Board- England & Wales UK (FACB).
Mr. Faheem Ul Haq Khan
Aamir Ali Khan
Growing cyber crimes, failure of regulators to track the security scams, series of co-operative banks bursting–all are pinpointing the need of forensic accounting. The law enforcement officers are the experts of analyzing the fingerprints and the Narcotics but the digital evidence analysis necessitates the need for Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs).
Malik Imran Hameed
MCB Bank Limited,,
Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) are specializing in the examination of financial records for evidence of wrongdoing. Their function is very different from most accountants and auditors in that they do not keep records for companies or clients, but review financial records and reports prepared by other accountants or financial professionals when wrongdoing is suspected. They are employed by law enforcement agencies (the FIA and NAB are increasingly utilizing them), law firms, or accounting firms. Their primary roles are investigators, consultants or expert witnesses. Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) are not as likely to be focused in specific business industries as their primary employment is in the legal arena.
Majid Latif Bhatti
Polish Oil & Gas Company Pakistan Branch,,
Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) work for commercial clients, legal professionals, insurers and regulatory authorities. They undertake fraud and other financial investigations from an accounting angle. The work of a Forensic Accountant/Forensic Auditor (FA) is to enable lawyers, insurance companies and other clients to resolve disputes and assist in fraud investigations. Equally important is the ability to communicate financial information clearly and concisely in the courtroom.
Syed Manzar Abbas Kazmi
Askari Bank Limited,,
Forensic Accounting or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accountancy that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation. “Forensic” means “suitable for use in a court of law”, and it is to that standard and potential outcome that Forensic Accountants (FAs) generally have to work.Forensic Accountants (FAs), also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, often have to give expert evidence at the eventual trial.