How much does a Forensic Accountant make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Forensic Accountant in the United States is $35 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $40. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Forensic Accountant?

Forensic accountants are experienced auditors, accountants, and investigators of legal and financial documents that are hired to look into possible suspicions of fraudulent activity within a company; or are hired by a company who may just want to prevent fraudulent activities from occurring. They also provide services in areas such as accounting, antitrust, damages, analysis, valuation, and general consulting. Forensic accountants have also been used in divorces, bankruptcy, insurance claims, personal injury claims, fraudulent claims, construction, royalty audits, and tracking terrorism by inv...

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Job Openings for Forensic Accountant
Pyxis Group, LLC - Richmond , VA
We are seeking a Senior Forensic Accountant to join our team! This candidate must have a minimum of 4 years experience as a Forensic Accountant in the Business Interruption field. Position Overview
ZipRecruiter - 18 days ago
Finance majors planning to become CPA eligible will also be considered. If you're an effective ... Forensics work includes providing expert accounting witness services in highly complex accounting ...
ZipRecruiter - 79 days ago
CyberCoders - Virginia Beach , VA
Staff Accountant Apply if you are an experienced Staff Accountant looking for a growing CPA firm! Title: Staff Accountant Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Based in the beautiful city of Virginia ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 6 days ago
Balzer & Associates - Roanoke , VA
We are looking for someone who is passionate about private accounting, familiar with Deltek and the architectural and engineering industry and is interested in learning the business from the ground ...
ZipRecruiter - 41 days ago
NatureServe - Arlington , VA
The Senior Accountant works closely with the Director of Finance and NatureServe staff to assist with the budgeting process, process payroll and check requests, and provide other accounting functions ...
Foundation List Corporation - 17 days ago
Commonwealth Senior Living - Charlottesville , VA
Staff Accountant US-VA-Charlottesville Job ID: 2020-7138 Type: Regular Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Accounting/Finance Commonwealth Senior Living Overview Commonwealth Senior Living is ...
JobTarget - 73 days ago
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