How I Built a Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Program

How I Built a Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Program

When I started teaching at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, I was the first full-time accounting instructor they had hired. There was a small team in the Department of Business that included five full-time professors and a handful of adjuncts, but the school and the business department were growing. During the summer of 2013, my chair called and asked if I’d be willing to write the curriculum for an entire bachelor’s degree program in forensic accounting and fraud examination. In hindsight, I really should have asked more questions! But not knowing what all this entailed, I jumped in with both feet and said yes.

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ACFE Awards Nominations Now Open

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Ashley Stone, CFE
ACFE Chapter Development Manager

The awards season is upon us yet again and this year, fraud is in the spotlight. The Wolf of Wall Street, a film focusing on securities fraud and corruption, is nominated for five Academy Awards.

While the film industry is glamorizing fraudsters, the ACFE is recognizing the stars of the anti-fraud profession with awards of our own.

You don’t have to be a member of the Academy to nominate a fellow fraud fighter or ACFE chapter to win their own shiny award.

Now is your opportunity to help decide who should be recognized for their achievements and service.

Nominations for the ACFE Awards are now being accepted in the following categories:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year: presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination
  • Educator of the Year: presented to an ACFE educator member who has made an outstanding contribution in anti-fraud education
  • Chapter of the Year: presented to an ACFE Chapter that is active and in good standing with the ACFE
  • Chapter Newsletter of the Year: presented to the Chapter Newsletter that is of highest quality and is delivered to recipients on a regular and timely basis
  • Achievement in Outreach/Community Service: presented to an ACFE member who has made an outstanding contribution in the community

Award winners will receive a unique, etched glass award, recognition in Fraud Magazine and on ACFE.com and honored at the 25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 15-20, 2014.

Submit your nominations here. A follow-up questionnaire will be sent to each nominator via email to obtain more information. All nominations and questionnaires are due by March 14.

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Mandy Moody

ACFE Social Media Specialist

Submit Your Nominations for the ACFE Awards

While gossip-hungry paparazzi may not follow them around, and Joan Rivers may not meticulously judge them for their fashion mishaps, fraud-fighters do get to share in the most valuable part of the award season: the nominations of the ACFE awards. As the Hollywood Foreign Press Association deals with the recent bribery allegations related to the Golden Globe picks, and the Academy prepares for the Oscars next month, we at the ACFE are proud to recognize our own anti-fraud stars who have displayed exceptional achievements in the anti-fraud profession in 2010.

Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:

  • Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year: presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination
  • Educator of the Year: presented to an ACFE educator member who has made an outstanding contribution in anti-fraud education
  • Chapter of the Year: presented to an ACFE Chapter that is active and in good standing with the ACFE
  • Chapter Newsletter of the Year: presented to the Chapter Newsletter that is of highest quality and is delivered to recipients on a regular and timely basis
  • Achievement in Outreach/Community Service: presented to an ACFE member who has made an outstanding contribution in the community

Award winners will receive a unique, etched glass award, recognition in Fraud Magazine and on ACFE.com and honored at the 22nd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif., June 12-17.

Submit your nominations here. A follow-up questionnaire will be sent to each nominator via e-mail to obtain more information. All nominations and questionnaires are due by April 3.