Forensic Accountant

Kobe Velez

Job Description

A Forensic Accountants are hired by public accounting firms forensic accounting divisions, by consulting firms specializing in risk consulting and forensic accounting services, or by lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organizations. They look for any signs of fraud within the company.

Working Conditions

The working conditions for a Forensic Accountant is mostly behind a desk. They usually go over documents, bank statements, etc. They usually work 40 hour weeks, but some work longer due to the cases they have been assigned to.
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Training/Education Requirements

Training and education for a forensic accountant is a bachelor’s or master’s degree in forensic accounting, accounting, finance or any related field is required to be forensic accountant.

Personal Characteristics for a Forensic Accountant

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Credibility

Education Spotlight

Universities that offer Forensic Accounting Careers

  • Beal College- Bangor, Me
  • Jamestown Community College- Jamestown, NY
  • Long Island University- Brooklyn, NY
  • Mississippi College- Clinton, MS

Earnings & Job Outlook

Salary
  • 60,000- 150,000
Vacation
  • two to three weeks paid time off
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Day in the Life of a Forensic Accountant