Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Forensic Accountant is $71,832
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Accountants?
An entry-level Forensic Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,689 based on 25 salaries. An early career Forensic Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,513 based on 151 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Forensic Accountants Do?
Generally, forensic accountants work for insurance companies, banks, government agencies, and police forces to detect fraudulent activities, and some run their own independent practices. Their work focuses heavily on investigating and analyzing financial evidence, and some may also assist in legal proceedings. They also serve as expert witnesses in courtroom settings and prepare visual aids as needed.
Most employers require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in forensic accounting, general …Read more
- Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Prepare reports and summary of findings.
- Research, analyze and compile account histories, financial documents and transactions.
- Utilize accounting principles, financial analysis and auditing knowledge to prepare for legal disputes or litigation.