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August ACFE Luncheon Training, "Proactive Fraud & Compliance Strategies"

  • August 10, 2021
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dukessa Event Venue, 2840 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly luncheon!

Speaker:  Jeffrey Harfenist, CFE

Title:  "Proactive Fraud & Compliance Strategies"

Description: Recent guidance from the Department of Justice regarding effective compliance programs, and expected guidance by year end from US security agencies, continue to underscore the importance of proactive and effective compliance programs. Through this presentation we will focus on how an ounce of prevention really can lead to more than a pound of cure, or at least significantly reduce the risk in an organization.

This presentation will focus on the proactive side of fraud and compliance as opposed to the reactive matter where there is a known or suspected act of fraud.

Bio:  Jeffrey Harfenist is an experienced fraud expert with more than 30 years of forensic accounting experience, having managed teams on some of the most high-profile investigations in U.S. history, including Tyco and Enron. Advising multinational organizations and their counsel, Jeffrey has extensive experience leading domestic and international engagements for public and private organizations across numerous industries.

His practice has focuses primarily on fraud-related matters, including violations of international anti-corruption statutes (including the FCPA), kickbacks, embezzlements, undisclosed conflicts of interest, bid rigging, Ponzi schemes, financial statement fraud, M&A anti-corruption due diligence, diversion of corporate opportunities, and denuding assets from trusts and estates. Jeffrey advises clients on implementing compliance and due diligence best practices, conducting risk assessments, developing anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs and the ongoing testing and monitoring of these programs. He is experienced in conducting high-stakes internal investigations in response to inquiries by regulatory bodies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what organizations can do to build and maintain effective compliance programs
  • Understand what measures are considered proactive vs reactive as they relate to compliance


11:50 am: Houston ACFE President Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

Event Policies:

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.  

Additional Information:

Delivery Method:  Group Live
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No.  125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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