Fraud Examiners, Investigators & Analysts

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Certified Fraud Examiner, Inspector General, Investigator, Special Investigation Unit Investigator

What they do:
Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.
On the job, you would:
  • Document all investigative activities.
  • Prepare written reports of investigation findings.
  • Analyze financial data to detect irregularities in areas such as billing trends, financial relationships, and regulatory compliance procedures.

Knowledge

Safety and Government

  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • accounting and economics
  • management

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills

  • writing things for co-workers or customers
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Social

  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal

  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Business intelligence and data analysis software

  • Tableau Hot Technology
  • TIBCO Spotfire

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology In Demand

Education

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

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