Economic Crime

Economic Crime Investigator Opportunities


In the wake of the late 2000s global financial crisis, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported on a 2009 Law.com article regarding the U.S. government's 2009 Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA). The article explains that FERA "provides government agencies with increased funding and more stringent legislation with which to combat financial and mortgage fraud." What's more, "the funding is earmarked for investigating and prosecuting financial crimes, including mortgage fraud, securities and commodities fraud, financial institution fraud, and other fraud related to federal assistance and relief programs."

Increased funding for fighting fraud has and will continue to create many new jobs, which means Economic Crime Investigators and CFEs have a bright future. Learn more about how you can fight corporate fraud in a government agency, private enterprise, or even a non-profit organization.

Organizations Hiring Economic Fraud Investigators

No matter where you are in the country, job opportunities for fraud examiners and fraud investigators exist across industries such as financial and insurance services, government, technology, professional services, retail, manufacturing, consulting firms, healthcare and more.

  • ::  U.S. Federal Government
  • ::  The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • ::  Home Depot
  • ::  Deloitte
  • ::  U.S. Bank
  • ::  AAA Auto Club Group
  • ::  JPMorgan Chase
  • ::  Capital One
  • ::  U.S. Department of State
  • ::  Amazon
  • ::  Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • ::  Veracity Research
  • ::  UnitedHealth Group
  • ::  Probe Information Services
  • ::  G4S Secure Solutions
  • ::  StrategicHealthSolutions
  • ::  TriWorth/li>
  • ::  Allstate
  • ::  Manpower
  • ::  Sports Authority
  • ::  Aerotek
  • ::  Apollo Security, Inc.
  • ::  Esurance, Inc.
  • ::  MB Financial Bank

Alliance Data

Where Economic Crime Investigators Will Work, by the Year 2020
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, investigators are projected to work across the following industries, by the year 2020.

Industry

Percentage of the Occupation

Finance and insurance

8.0%

Professional, scientific, and technical services

8.0%

Government

7.9%

Retail trade

3.6%

Management

3.6%

Manufacturing

1.6%

Transportation and warehousing

1.4%

Health care and social assistance

0.9%

Information

0.8%

Education

0.8%

Other services, except public administration

0.3%

Utilities

0.2%

Arts, entertainment, recreation

0.2%

Other

62.7%

Learn More, Earn More

You may choose to continue your education and pursue your executive Masters in Financial Crime and Compliance Management by re-enrolling at Utica College. The curriculum in the Financial Crime and Compliance Management online program will support your preparation to take the CFE exam presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Upon passing the CFE exam, you will earn the coveted title of Certified Fraud Examiner.

Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Webb

"I have both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from Utica College...Anyone who has compliance and fraud in their resume right now is extremely marketable. Obtaining my undergraduate degree here at Utica College gave me something very unique to put on my resume. At the time, there wasn’t anything like it in the country, so that opened many doors for me. When I was looking to go back to graduate school again, I was looking for something that set me apart from everyone else in the field."

For more information about the Online Bachelor of Science in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, Request More Information or call 315.732.2640 or toll free 866.295.3106 to speak with a Program Manager.