Forensic Accounting Careers

forensic accounting careers

Never heard of forensic accounting jobs and you wonder what forensic accountants do? 

Essentially, it’s their job to detect and prevent financial fraud. They investigate white-collar crimes like embezzlement, money laundering and tax evasion. They interpret bankruptcy and contract disputes. They analyze financial transactions and look for hidden assets. They may even testify in legal proceedings.

Prepare for this exciting career field with a practical, career-focused forensic accounting degree from Globe University. Call 1-877-303-6060—we can answer your questions or help get you started with the admissions process.

Forensic Accounting Job Outlook

With today’s trend toward greater financial transparency, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there is a need for more forensic accountants. 

Forensic accounting jobs salaries are similar to those across the accounting jobs field. In May 2008, the median annual wages of wage and salary accountants and auditors were $59,430.*

Forensic Accounting Career Fields 

Do you have the skills to do the job of a forensic accountant? According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, you must be detail-oriented. You also need the ability to be objective, as well as have strong problem-solving and communication skills. Below are some job titles you might have throughout your career.**

  • External/Internal Auditor
  • Audit Specialist/Consultant
  • Financial Specialist/Analyst
  • Director of Loss Prevention
  • Fraud Analyst/Investigator
  • Tax Manager
  • Bankruptcy Analyst
  • Risk and Compliance Specialist

Prepare for a Career as a Forensic Accountant

Contact college admissions or call us at 1-877-303-6060 for more information about forensic accounting career and job options or our bachelor’s in forensic accounting degree program. 

To discover more about the field of forensics, check out this 2009 article in Occupational Outlook Quarterly: Careers in Forensics: Analysis, Evidence, and Law.

*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

**Association of Certified Fraud Examiners website