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Forensic Accounting vs Real Estate Accounting


Eugene swain Albany, GA

I am interested in the accounting field. Forensic Accounting and Real Estate Accounting are the two specialty areas that interest me the most. I am looking for insight into both to see which one fits my personality more.

4 January 2021 1 reply Career Exploration



Tyson Brock Saint Petersburg, FL

Eugene - accounting is a great field, applicable to nearly every industry. Forensic accounting is a more specialized niche utilizing audit and investigation mindset to review financial transactions and tell a story. It's all about "following the money" -

The forensic accounting role may require 2-5 years experience in general accounting and/or auditing. The CPA is not always required, but never hurts. Take a look at the resources availble from ACFE ( The CFE certification is a great place to start.

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