Financial Examiners

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What do they do?

Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.

Also known as:

Bank Examiner, Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Officer (BSA/AML Officer), Community Reinvestment Act Officer (CRA Officer), Compliance Analyst, Compliance Officer, Compliance Specialist, Credit Union Examiner, Credit Union Field Examiner, Examining Officer, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Specialist (HMDA Specialist), Internal Auditor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Financial Examiners in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Financial Examiners is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 13.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 180

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Financial Examiners:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (5.3%)
  • Master's degree (21.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (55.1%)
  • Associate's degree (5.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (5.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Confer with others about financial matters.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Implement financial decisions.
  • Examine financial records or processes.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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