Forensic Accountant Salary in the United States

How much does a Forensic Accountant make in the United States? The average Forensic Accountant salary in the United States is $70,551 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $61,361 and $81,660. Salary ranges 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$61,361 to $81,660
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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
Meaden & Moore LLP - Los Angeles , California
Senior Forensic Accountant - Los Angeles Firm: Meaden & Moore is a leading CPA and business consulting firm committed to providing outstanding professional services for our clients, rewarding careers ...
Monster - 10 days ago
Meaden & Moore LLP - Orlando , Florida
Senior Forensic Accountant - Orlando Firm: Meaden & Moore is a leading CPA and business consulting firm committed to providing outstanding professional services for our clients, rewarding careers for ...
Monster - 10 days ago
Walrath Recruiting, Inc. - Albany , New York
Our client is currently seeking a Senior Forensic Accountant who will perform forensic research and analysis of financial data using investigative skills to identify business revenue loss or ...
Monster - 10 days ago
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) - Arlington , VA
Government of the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Forensic Accountant (Financial Investigator) $66,538.00 - $105,330.00 The Office of the Chief Financial Officer ...
Jobble, Inc. - 10 days ago
... A or actively pursuing, preferred Software: - Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, required Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities ...
Monster - 10 days ago
... * CPA or other certification a plus, but not required. * 1-3 years work experience in accounting, forensic accounting, litigation, or legal setting a plus * Advanced knowledge in: Microsoft Excel ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
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