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North Riverside, IL 60546-9998
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Welcome to Greater Chicago Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) would like to welcome you to our website. Please use it in your development as an anti-fraud professional. 

The national Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and parent to the Greater Chicago Chapter was established in 1988 and is based in Austin, Texas. The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with over 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.  Each member of the ACFE with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation has earned certification after a rigorous qualification process. 

Certified Fraud Examiners come from various professions, including auditors, accountants, finance professionals, fraud investigators, security and loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in investigating fraud in its varied forms.CFEs are employed by many major corporations, government agencies, consulting firms and investigative service organizations.

The ACFE sponsors more than 170 local chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

Criminologist and former FBI agent Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, is Chairman and founder of the ACFE, as well as an advisory member of the Board of Regents. James D. Ratley, CFE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the ACFE. Ratley is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Bank Director Education and Visiting Scholar at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 

The ACFE serves its members with a staff of approximately 50 dedicated professionals in Austin, Texas.

The Greater Chicago Chapter of the ACFE chapter holds meeting and events throughout the year. Please join us to expand your professional network and learn about the prevention and detection of fraud.

The mission of the Greater Chicago Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to promote the increase of knowledge of fraud examination and maintain the practice standards set forth by the ACFE within the scope of practice of fraud examiners and prospective fraud examiners through educational seminars; to provide opportunities to all members to earn Continuing Professional Education hours required for yearly compliance to maintain the Fraud Examiner certification; to support and mentor future fraud examiners wishing to acquire professional certification; by maintaining and administering The Dan Sprehe Scholarship Fund; maintain and promote a social as well as a professional organization; and promote the morale and unity of all Greater Chicago Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiner members.  

 

Local Chapter Events
"Conflict of Interest: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuffbox to Corporate America Today and Why It Still Matters"
Friday, September 15, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - 2 CPE Hours
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to welcome Ms. Diane Nobles, President of Nobles & Associates, located in Chicago, Illinois.

Conflict of interest. It is virtually impossible to read or listen to any form of media without this topic being raised. Why is it that we are so focused on this issue? Conflicts of interest - real or perceived - demand resolution. They are insidious to corporate culture and anathema to how we see ourselves as a nation and in our own organizations. In essence they are a form of corruption. An unresolved conflict of interest impacts credibility and trust. So how do we recognize and resolve conflicts of interest?

Ms. Nobles will draw upon her experience and share her expertise in answering this and other related questions, and will present historical and recent examples of the discovery and resolution of conflicts of interest.
National Events
"Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits"
Monday, April 24, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago - 8 CPE Hours
The ACFE Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits seminar is a one-day course designed to explain how to develop a solid foundation for vendor audits; how to identify which vendors to target; how to prepare for a vendor audit; how to identify, gather, and audit relevant vendor documentation; and what common vendor fraud schemes to look for.
"Financial Statement Fraud"
April 25-26, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago - 16 CPE Hours
The complexity of financial statement fraud has received considerable attention over the past few years and will continue to cause concern. This course is designed for those who regularly review and evaluate financial statements. Auditors, both internal and independent, will benefit from an enhanced understanding of what the numbers mean and the increased ability to detect indicators of fraud.

This 2-day, instructor-led course also discusses the fraud-related responsibilities of financial professionals and provides you with practical techniques to detect financial statement manipulation.
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