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Forensic Accountants: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:23)

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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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What is it like to be a forensic accountant? In this Career Q&A video interview, Ron Forster talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in forensic accounting. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL144357

Copyright date: ©2017

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