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Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts

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

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

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $75,670/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $36.38/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 5,790
    • Yearly Projected Openings 570
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: 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
    Tools
    • Tablet computers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Digital cameras
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Project management software
    • Office suite software
    • Enterprise system management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Business intelligence and data analysis software
    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.