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November ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon: How Compliance & Ethics and Internal Audit Effectively Collaborate

  • November 08, 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 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 IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!


Speakers:  Andrea Violet & Charles Schwager, Internal Audit, Waste Management

Title: How Compliance & Ethics and Internal Audit Effectively Collaborate

Date:  Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Time: 10:30 am - Doors Open,

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch presentation

Description:  In the world of fraud and forensics, emphasis is generally placed on the proper planning, execution, and reporting of a fraud investigation. However, outside of that process there are preventative measures that can be taken to lessen the impact of fraud and mitigate it where possible. Investigations can reveal opportunities to address gaps within a business process, but can also indicate potential shortfalls of company culture. The objective of this discussion will be to provide practical steps that can be applied to help the business establish a proactive approach to fraud mitigation

Bio:  Andrea Violet has nearly a decade of experience with Waste Management. From project remediation to forensic investigations, she uses her unique background of operational, data science, and financial experience to deliver customized insights to address the identification, investigation, and remediation of fraud and audit risks. Andrea is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, with a Bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and an International MBA in Forensic Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. 

Charles Schwager graduated from Stanford University in 1987 and University of Texas Law School in 1990. He has been the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at WM since February 2018.  Prior to joining WM, he was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Kinder Morgan. At WM, Charles is responsible for the Compliance and Ethics department and the Compliance Audit Services group, which is the independent audit group for EH&S compliance.   The Department is responsible for developing and enhancing a risk-based Corporate Compliance and Ethics Program that is holistic, aligns with the company’s business, and creates a strong culture of compliance and ethics.


10:30 am: Doors Open

11:00 am - 12:00 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, Ethics
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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