CPA to FBI

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  • #3099986
    Kyle
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    Hello All,

    Question for anyone with knowledge of the FBI. I am interested in applying next summer and am beginning to look into the process a bit.

    Does anyone have any experience in this area that would be willing to share tips and experiences?

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    #3100010
    monikerncmonikernc
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    I attended an alumni event at my school and one of the speakers was a CPA field agent with FBI in NYC. She had been there about 10 years at the time and loved it. You are law enforcement first with them. She was a gun toting, badge carrying, field agent who did work on Madoff case. I see jobs posted in USAJOBS all the time for agents.

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    FAR - 76
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    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.
    #3100370
    ReckedRecked
    Participant

    Make sure you check out the PT test requirements.
    From what I hear the FBI PT is pretty intense for desk jockeys.
    Just something to look into. Not sure your age or fitness level.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

    #3100376
    ReckedRecked
    Participant

    Pages 18-23
    https://www.fbijobs.gov/sites/default/files/how-to-apply.pdf

    Not as bad as I was expecting, though it seems harder to get into the Tactical Recruitment Program.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

    #3100475
    Skynet
    Participant

    Becoming a Female Body Inspector is what I do every summer at the beach.

    The ladies in Bikinis are always asking me to vote for them in the wet t-shirt competition.😂

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    World Domination Plan

    Phase I : Pass CPA Exams - Complete
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    Phase V : TBD

    #3100502
    DS
    Participant

    The AICPA had a webinar on forensic accounting last week with an FBI agent. It looks like you can register to watch the replay here:
    https://aicpa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PhLPUbAKQGKEH2EceHyaJQ

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    #3100628
    monikerncmonikernc
    Participant

    Oh ya! Good post @DS looks like that guy had good federal audit experience before FBI – Before joining the FBI, Pablo was a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service and an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
    There is an age limit for FBI so hurry up!

    AUD - 93
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    FAR - 76
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    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.
    #3100694
    JFKGY
    Participant

    It will depends on your location. In NYC, they have not call anyone 2018 or 2019 (even if you passed and on the list). Either that or the list barely moved.

    The game might be very different now because of COVID and crime / anti problems.

    NY - Passed CPA. In searching for the experience.
    #3101006
    Kyle
    Participant

    Thank you all. I am 24, ex college wrestler, licensed CPA. Have been interested in the FBI for a few years, just waiting another year before I decide whether I want to commit to it. Very interested in a Special Agent role, thinking my skills would translate well!

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    #3101534
    monikerncmonikernc
    Participant

    @Kyle, go for it. Don’t postpone your happiness.

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.
    #3101537
    JFKGY
    Participant

    Just be mindful that your fitness is calculated by your age, your height and your weight. The scoring scale might be slightly different. It might take you a few years to get in. But you have time, until age 36.

    If you passed the test, you might or might not be called. Your passing score only lasted for x amount of time (One year? Not sure). If you were not call then you got to take it again (happens very often).

    There might be a prefer list, I don't know, age, ethic group, languages, geographic, etc.

    I'm not personally in this field or interested in it, these are just rumors I've heard from people who are interested or had took the test. Again, NYC is very different and definitely have high completionas ..

    NY - Passed CPA. In searching for the experience.
    #3101717
    rugger246
    Participant

    Kyle,

    Good luck in the process. Having a CPA and some solid work experience will make you competitive for FBI positions.

    Just remember that special agents (SA) work all types of violations and can be assigned initially anywhere in the US after finishing the FBI academy. It could be possible that you may not even work any fraud/white-collar crimes in your career which may be more aligned with our background. Nonetheless the critical thinking and analytical skills you have developed with help.

    If you are interested in doing forensic accounting work then you may want to check out the FBI – Forensic Accounting (FoA) position – https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/forensic-accountant

    They are not agents (no badges or guns), but work throughout the investigative process with agents and prosecutors. It just may be another option if you to be sure to work financial types of investigations.

    Both SA and FoA careers are rewarding and each come with their own up and down side.

    #3102188
    mboyd1223
    Participant

    Kyle,

    I had similar thoughts to you and i applied back in April. I've been moving along through the assessments/interviews at a decent pace since. Being a former college wrestler, i do not think the physical fitness aspect would be extremely difficult granted you haven't completely let yourself go since graduation. I too am a CPA and when i hit the 3 year work experience mark i applied. Note that if you can pass the assessments, typically the CPA along with applicable work experience will make you competitive. I would also look into the IRS Criminal Investigation special agent position.

    Additionally, you may want to check out the forums over at federalsoup as they have a dedicated subforum for people who are interested in joining the FBI that provides a lot of valuable information.

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