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January 2022 ACFE Houston IN PERSON Training & Networking: "Considering Fraud While Conducting Audits"

  • January 11, 2022
  • 11:30 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: David Kirtland, CFE, CIA, CRMA, Director of Internal Audit at Via Renewables

Title:  "Considering Fraud While Conducting Operational Audits"

Description:  Anytime a fraud occurs in an organization, the question always comes up: “Where were the auditors?” Unfortunately, auditors are often unsure about the best way to go about detecting, investigating, or even discussing fraud with management within their organizations.

 During this training, we will discuss how to plan for fraud in the normal course of an audit, how to ask about fraud within your organization, what to do when you think you found it, and how to communicate these activities. We will walk through various techniques used in the planning, execution, and reporting phases of the audit.

Speaker Bio:David has over 20 years of operations and compliance experience including financial and operational audits as well as Sarbanes Oxley implementation and testing. He has worked with numerous companies to build their Internal Audit functions and establish those departments as trusted business partners within their organizations.

As a professional speaker, David has established himself as a leader in the areas of fraud, risk, and internal controls. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston ACFE chapter for nearly 8 years and currently serves as Chapter President. He previously held the Vice President and Training Director positions and has helped the chapter become one of the most recognized leaders in fraud training around the world.

David was a 2018 recipient of the Houston ACFE Chapter Speaker of the Year Award, Houston ACFE President's Award, and named to the National Association of Certified Valuation and Assurance (NACVA) 40 Under 40 twice.

He holds a Master’s in accounting from the University of Houston and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance and is currently the Director of Internal Audit at VIA Renewables.”

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Identifying fraud opportunities in the planning phase of an audit
  • The use of analytics to identify fraud opportunities or trends in the planning data (with actual examples)
  • Speaking with stakeholders and process owners about fraud opportunities
  • Interviewing to identify fraud opportunities in the normal interview process
  • Discussing potential fraud with the business/management

11:30 am: Lunch

11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board 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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