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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
"Engaging, Positioning, Influencing, and Converting Decision Makers: Getting More Customers, Clients, and the Jobs You Want"
Friday, October 13, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - 2 CPE Hours
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to welcome Donn LeVie Jr.! Former hiring manager (Phillips Petroleum, Motorola, Intel Corporation), adjunct faculty member, and NOAA scientist, Donn LeVie Jr. is today an award-winning author, speaker, and in-demand strategist who has been presenting and providing career consults at ACFE annual conferences since 2010. Donn will walk you through the key elements of his highly scalable EPIC (Engage-Position-Influence-Convert) Approach program that will show you how these elements integrate with a pre-engagement, direct-engagement, and post-engagement strategy. You will experience an EPIC paradigm shift and acceleration of your career or business with this program.
National Events
"EFFECTIVE REPORT WRITING FOR FRAUD EXAMINERS"
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Palmer House Hilton - 8 CPE Hours
Register by October 1 to save an additional $95!

Whether working with a client or as part of an internal investigation, communicating your findings is an important part of the fraud examination process. A written report provides not only a record of the investigation’s results, but can build credibility for your work. Learn to write an effective report during this 1-day ACFE seminar. This instructor-led course will introduce you to the fundamentals of good report writing and enable you to clearly and effectively communicate the results of your investigation.
"Government Fraud"
November 2-3, 2017
The Palmer House Hilton - 16 CPE Hours
Register by October 1 to save an additional $95!

Government organizations lose a median $109,000 every time an employee commits fraud, according to the ACFE's 2016 Report to the Nations. The fraud risks they face can vary greatly from those in the private sector. Fraud examiners must understand the many types of fraud that affect government organizations including public corruption, contract fraud, performance schemes, beneficiary frauds and false claims.

This 2-day ACFE seminar will provide methods to assess, prevent and detect the various forms of government fraud so that you can protect your organization from the damages caused by these devastating schemes.
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