If you have extensive experience in providing computer forensic services, this role could be right up your street. A well-known firm, boasting nearly 94,000 staff worldwide, is looking for a forensic technology professional to join its Hong Kong team. With member firms that provide audit, tax, and advisory services from 717 cities in 148 countries, KPMG prides itself on its strong client base which stars top listed companies from a broad range of sectors. Successful candidates would oversee the three basic areas of forensic technology, according to Grant Jamieson, partner in charge of forensic at KPMG's Hong Kong office. 'Someone working in computer forensics needs to understand data recovery concepts for both stand-alone and network-based computers and also the laws of evidence, in particular the way electronic evidence is presented in a court of law,' Mr Jamieson said. An understanding of and the ability to implement the techniques of data mining and knowledge discovery is another key requirement, combined with an understanding of visual analysis and pattern-matching techniques. Finally, job duties include network support, which boils down to dealing with network operating systems, communications protocols, system security and user administration as these relate to an investigation. Finding the right candidate was no easy task, Mr Jamieson said. 'Typically, people come from either law enforcement, specialist information technology or specialist computer forensic teams.' Candidates should have a strong understanding of evidentiary issues and computer forensic techniques. 'The ideal person has previously worked in law enforcement, with more recent experience in the private sector,' he said. The firm is open to applications from IT specialists with good computer forensic techniques and business development awareness.