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Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Three or more years of prior work-related experience, such as in accounting or law enforcement, is usually required to work as a fraud examiner, investigator, and analyst. They receive on-the-job training that may last from several weeks to several months. The job requires strong analytical and research skills; much of the work entails gathering information through observing and interviewing people, studying written documentation, and analyzing data. Examiners, investigators, and analysts have strong written and oral communication skills, and inductive reasoning abilities. They are detail oriented, persistent, have integrity, and are dependable. They are knowledgeable about laws and regulations in the areas in which they work. This type of work also requires strong knowledge of computer software programs for analyzing and processing information and data.

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