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 April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $31 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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Active CPA license * Minimum of one year of related experience within public accounting / auditing, forensic accounting or litigation support consulting * Excellent verbal and written communication ...
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Staff Accountant Our client is a leading supplier of unique and innovative recycling and trash compaction technology with their corporate offices in Sterling, VA. They provide customers with tailored ...
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Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant assists with monthly close, billing, tax, and compliance processes, journal entries, payroll processing, reconciles general ledger accounts ...
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