Forensic Accountant in New York, NY

Forensic Accountant Job Description

Forensic accountants should possess strong analytical and investigative skills to uncover essential facts and insights pertaining to alleged criminal activity. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is typically required, and a professional designation such as the CPA or the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is often preferred. At least five to seven years of forensic accounting or auditing experience is also needed, along with a strong background in finance, accounting or economics. Litigation consulting and fraud investigation experience is a plus.

Typical forensic accountant duties:

Investigating instances of fraud, bribery, money laundering and embezzlement by analyzing financial records and transactionsAssisting clients and legal counsel in reconstructing accounting and business recordsReviewing pleadings, financial statements, SEC filings and other key documents relevant to an investigationPreparing expert questions and reports for depositions based on findingsProviding expert testimony and preparing demonstrative trial exhibitsSupervising audit teams and leading key audit processesConsulting with all levels of management on tools and techniques to strengthen risk management and internal controlsInteracting with internal corporate investigation departments and forensic information technology

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Salary for Forensic Accountant in New York, NY
114885 - 165255
25th percentile
114885
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
143175
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
165255
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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