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Financial Examiners

Also called: Credit Union Examiner, Examining Officer, Principal Examiner, Supervisory Examiner

What they do:
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
On the job, you would:
  • Investigate activities of institutions to enforce laws and regulations and to ensure legality of transactions and operations or financial solvency.
  • Prepare reports, exhibits and other supporting schedules that detail an institution's safety and soundness, compliance with laws and regulations, and recommended solutions to questionable financial conditions.
  • Recommend actions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, or to protect solvency of institutions.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • accounting and economics
  • management
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one


  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Financial analysis software
  • ACL Business Assurance Analytics software
  • Financial transaction analysis software
Compliance software
  • NILS INSource
  • ODEN Insurance Services State Rules & Regulations
Project management software
  • Investigation management software
  • Microsoft Project


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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