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September ACFE Houston IN-PERSON Luncheon "How Fraud is Detected in Data Connections"

  • September 12, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ballroom at Tanglewood (formerly HESS Club), 5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston, TX 77056


  • Registration for non-members.
  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

Join us for the Houston ACFE Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

We meet at the Ballroom at Tanglewood, 5430 Westheimer, Houston, TX

 Speaker: Gavin Swinney, Chief Financial Officer, IKON Midstream

Title:  How Fraud is Detected in Data Connections

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Time: Lunch begins 11:30 a.m., 12 noon -1:00 p.m. presentation

Description How do you find fraud in accounting data?  What tools do you need to find it, and how to manage the raw findings into useful information?  This presentation will delve into turning raw accounting into fraud findings that can be presented and utilized for further attention and action.  Once uncovered, internal controls must be reset to prevent future fraudulent activity.

Bio: Mr. Swinney is the Chief Financial Officer for IKON Midstream.  He is an experienced senior internal auditor with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and oil & gas industries.  He is a strong accounting professional skilled in Tax, Accounts Payable, Account Reconciliation, Auditing, and Accounting.  Additionally, he has provided tax planning and preparation for various individual clients and business clients (Real Estate, Gyms, Non-profits, etc.).  He also provided business consulting and bookkeeping services for various clients.  He is focused on helping individuals and businesses reach their goals by being a trusted partner in their ventures.  He is a proud graduate of the University of Houston.  He is active in several organizations providing support for his community and local youth.  He is married and has two sons. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • How to use the tools provided to compare data and to understand similarity in different data to search for potential fraud.
  • How to detect fraud and zero in on possible fraudulent activity.
  • How to establish controls to prevent further fraudulent activity after detection of potential fraud.

Presentation timeline:

11:30 a.m.: Lunch begins

11:50 a.m.: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: 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:  Sasha Gartman, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

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

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