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Job Summary

The primary responsibility of a Forensic Accountant is to "follow the money." For me personally, I focus on litigation support and expert witness services. I help determine economic damages in connection with specific events by quantifying business interruption loss.


Luke's Career Path

The path I took to this job didn't necessarily go as planned. In fact, when I started college and began taking accounting classes, I had no idea Forensic Accounting was even a field. It was through a real estate internship that I discovered and ultimately ended up in this position.

As far as education, my undergrad is in Finance and Accounting. I've also completed my MBA, and I'm a Certified Public Accountant. For my job the CPA really is a "must-have," but in order to get the CPA, I had to complete undergrad and MBA-level coursework.


Hard Skills

  • Accounting

  • Excel

  • Data Analysis

  • Adobe Acrobat




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Soft Skills

  • Communication

  • Writing

  • Public Speaking

  • Teamwork


Work/Life Balance

I'll quantify this by looking at weeknight/weekend work and ability to take time off. Yes, there are times I work evenings/weekends, but they are few and far between. As far as time off, I have great flexibility to take time off as needed. I do also have the flexibility to work from home as often as needed.



According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national estimate (US) for Accountants and Auditors is $69,350 annually (median). National wage estimates by percentile:

  • $43,020

    10th Percentile

  • $54,250

    25th Percentile

  • $91,770

    75th Percentile

  • $122,220

    90th Percentile