Taking Stock - Pornography disc-covered.
Forensic accountants have enough to deal with without getting involved in office trysts and 'defining' pornography.
Apparently, however this is all in a day’s work for forensic teams.
A leading accounting bloodhound at a Big Five firm recently divulged to TS that he often uncovers ‘salacious goings-on’ which we’d rather not know about’ when conducting investigations.
But, it is during disc scanning work that forensic accountants find themselves way out of their jurisdiction.
‘Often in disc scanning work we discover pornography downloads which we have to bring to the attention of management,’ he said. ‘I never thought I’d have to define what pornography was when I took my CA exams!’
TS wonders if it is perhaps time the institutes further expand their exams to encompass other less numeric competencies.