Police want to hire accountants

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21 August 2007, BRUSSELS – The federal police want to take more efficient action to combat financial crime. More than 40 new economists and bookkeepers are being thrown into the battle.

21 August 2007

BRUSSELS – The federal police want to take more efficient action to combat financial crime. More than 40 new economists and bookkeepers are being thrown into the battle.

The federal police want to provide 43 accountants and financial experts with police training so that they can be deployed in the fight against financial crime.

"We assume these people can gain better insight in to the VAT carrousel, catch on more quickly to how embezzlers work and analyse accounts better than ordinary detectives. In this way they can provide a great deal of help to other investigators who have more police experience, but less financial background," says Eddy Dhont, management coordinator at the federal police.

After the selection procedure the accountants will follow a 15-month training programme, after which they will be assigned to the various branches of the federal police.

Most of the financial experts will be deployed on Flemish investigation teams. The federal police are looking to hire at least 27 Dutch-speakers.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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