Forensic Accountants: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:23)
Ron Forster describes three areas of accounting investigation that he and his team specialized in.
Forensic Accountants: Career Beginnings (01:08)
Being good with numbers, Forster chose accounting for his major. He spent eight years as an auditor before deciding to try forensic accounting.
Forensic Accountants: Keys for Success (01:04)
Forster discusses the skills that are acquired as one works his way up the levels of forensic accounting.
Forensic Accountants: Education and Certification Requirements (01:21)
Along with getting an accounting degree, Forster recommends earning a CPA and getting experience in auditing.
Forensic Accountants: Workplace Atmosphere (01:18)
Forster's small group became tight-knit and regularly got together outside of work. The job is not routine and might include long hours and travel depending on the project.
Forensic Accountants: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:46)
Get a base in accounting by working as an auditor for a few years. Earn credentials beginning with certified accountant.
Forensic Accountants: A Day on the Job (02:56)
A typical day differs depending on your position at the firm. Investigations include looking at accounting books, reviewing social media, and conducting interviews.
Forensic Accountants: Industry Goals and Services (03:00)
The goal is to figure out who committed the crime, how much they took, and over what period of time. Learn the three services provided by a forensic accountant.
Forensic Accountants: Industry Challenges (01:53)
Focus on a particular regulation can cause a spike in the need for investigations.
Forensic Accountants: Looking at the Future (00:43)
Future investigations will be more technology-driven and criminals will become more creative, making crimes harder to uncover.
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