Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts

Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.

Median Annual Wage: $65,440

Education: Bachelor's degree (66%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (16%); Some college, no degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Investigator; Special Agent; Certified Fraud Examiner; Inspector General; Special Investigation Unit Investigator

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts.

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  • Prepare written reports of investigation findings.
  • Prepare evidence for presentation in court.
  • Testify in court regarding investigation findings.
  • Coordinate investigative efforts with law enforcement officers and attorneys.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects and take statements.
  • Advise businesses or agencies on ways to improve fraud detection.
  • Gather financial documents related to investigations.
  • Conduct in-depth investigations of suspicious financial activity, such as suspected money-laundering efforts.
  • Create and maintain logs, records, or databases of information about fraudulent activity.
  • Design, implement, or maintain fraud detection tools or procedures.
  • Analyze financial data to detect irregularities in areas such as billing trends, financial relationships, and regulatory compliance procedures.
  • Lead, or participate in, fraud investigation teams.
  • Review reports of suspected fraud to determine need for further investigation.
  • Train others in fraud detection and prevention techniques.
  • Maintain knowledge of current events and trends in such areas as money laundering and criminal tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate business operations to identify risk areas for fraud.
  • Recommend actions in fraud cases.
  • Negotiate with responsible parties to arrange for recovery of losses due to fraud.
  • Conduct field surveillance to gather case-related information.
  • Research or evaluate new technologies for use in fraud detection systems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts.

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