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    • August 23, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Sam Houston State University (The Woodlands Center), Room 150, 3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384
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    Tim LouwersPresentation: Identifying Fraudulent Documents


    Speaker: Dr. Timothy Louwers, Professor Emeritus, James Madison University


    Until this past year, Professor Tim Louwers was the Director of the School of Accounting at James Madison University where he held the title of KPMG Eminent Professor of Accounting. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in public accounting with KPMG specializing in financial, governmental, and information systems auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and South Carolina. He has authored or co-authored 13 books (including a best-selling auditing textbook) and over 50 articles on a wide range of accounting, auditing, and technology-related topics. His works have been reprinted in both Russian and Chinese. He has appeared on both local and national television news broadcasts, including MSNBC and CNN news programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Louwers chaired the Auditing SubCommittee for the CPA Exam. 

    Location: Sam Houston State University (The Woodlands Center), Room 150, 3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384

    Presentation Description:

    The success or failure of a fraud investigation is dependent on the validity of the evidence presented. Document examination is a specialized form of investigation that applies forensic chemistry, microscopy, psychology and other sciences in order to make determinations as to whether the document is genuine, altered, or forged. In this presentation, participants will examine copies of actual fraudulent or questioned documents in order to increase their awareness of forged, altered, or otherwise fraudulent documents. 

    CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE Credits

    Agenda:

    4:30PM  Check-in and Networking
    5:00PM Presentation Begins
    6:30 PM
    Presentation Ends


       

    Learning Objectives:

    • To assist and enhance participants in skills necessary to recognize fraudulent documents.
    • After attending this presentation, participants will be able to describe the red flags associated with fraudulent or questioned documents.

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    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 and Applications [Fraud]
    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 the 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 website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • September 11, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
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    Presentation: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization

    Speaker: David Kirtland, CFE, CIA, CRMA, Manager, AXIA Partners

    David Kirtland, CIA, CRMA, CFE, is a manager in the compliance consulting practice for AXIA Partners, a Houston-area consulting firm that specializes in helping mid-market, private and public companies with their financial and IT needs. His areas of expertise include accounting systems and internal controls, fraud education, fraud prevention, project management, performance improvement, and process efficiency identification. David holds certifications from the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner. 

    David graduated from the University of Houston with  BBA in Accounting and Marketing and an MS in Accountancy and is currently the Vice President of the Houston Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.

    Presentation Description:

    In today’s business environment, companies are under constant attack from individuals trying to gain access to a resources. They attempt to exploit their target organizations through many different techniques that are seemingly innocuous but can have very serious consequences. This course is designed to inform organizations of the various schemes potential fraudsters use to gain access to organizations and helps attendees connect the dots between “harmless” information and fraudsters taking advantage of them.


    CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Hours

    Agenda:

    11:30AM  Registration & Lunch Begins 
    11:50AM Chapter Announcements 
    12:00PM Speaker Presentation 
    1:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 
       

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand what types of information can be used to take advantage of an organization
    • To understand what tools are available for fraudsters to gain access to information
    • To learn how to better protect yourself and your organization from social engineering

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    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: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Intermediate

    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 the 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 website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • September 19, 2018
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus
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    Speaker: Mehboob Shrivastava, CFE

    Topic: Fraud Detection in M&A

    Mr. Shirvasta is a senior manager at VAMR Consultants.  Mr. Shirvasta has prior experience with the Big 4.   He is actively involved in Toast Masters International. Mr. Shirvasta has a Bachelors of Technology from Jaypee University of Information Technology, a Master of Business Laws from National Law School of India University and Executive Education Certificate from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.  He is a member of the Houston Area ACFE.

    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES.  No CPE will be offered.

    • October 03, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • University of Houston Campus

    More information will be provided.

    • October 05, 2018
    • UHCL Campus
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    Speaker: Diarra Boye, CIA, CFE

    Topic: Data Analytics

    Ms. Boye is a senior auditor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  She holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the International School of Management, France and the CIA and CFE certifications.  Diarra is a member of the IIA, Board member of TexARTS, President of Texaid'Africa, member of the Association of Colleges and Universities Auditors, and Treasurer of Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan.


    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES.  No CPE will be offered.

    • October 12, 2018
    • UHCL Campus

    To Be Announced

    • October 17, 2018
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Speaker: Cheryl Carter, JD

    Topic: Fraud Due Diligence

    Ms. Carter is a fraud analyst with Lexis Nexis.  She holds a BA from Indiana University Bloomington and JD from South Texas College of Law Houston. She is a member of the Houston Area ACFE.

    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES.  No CPE will be offered.


    • October 18, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 19, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center - City Centre, 816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77024
    • 39
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    For conference details and to access the 2018 Annual Fraud Conference website, www.houstonfraudconference.com

    The Houston ACFE Chapter is hosting its Annual Fraud Conference offering a 2-day, 16-hour CPE training event stacked with dynamic, entertaining presentations.  The lineup of speakers includes some new faces and familiar crowd pleasers.  Make sure to register soon and take advantage of the early-bird pricing ending June 15th!

    Register a group of 5 or more and receive a 10% discount on the regular conference price!  For group registrations, please email a list of individual names and email addresses to fraudconference@houstonacfe.org.

    Presentations:

    October 18, 2018

    • Gregory Coleman - "Wolf of Wall Street Case"
    • Mason Wilder - "Finding People and Assets on Social Media"
    • Jerry Balistreri - "Learning How to Read Body Language"
    • Dan Ramey - "Cyber Security/Cyber Fraud"
    • Jeff Filliter - "The Shallowest of Men: Murder, Money Laundering and the Global Search for Justice"
    • Andrew Fastow - "Enron Fraud Case"

    October 19, 2018

    • Sam Antar - "Crazy Eddie Fraud Case"
    • Eric Shirk - "Dark Web/Cyber Security"
    • Steve Morang - "Volkswagon Fraud Case"
    • Jess Daves and Kristen Tiernan = "Leveraging Technology in Fraud Investigation and Data Analytics"
    • Phil Innes and Stacy Williams - "Detecting Fraud & and the External Auditor's Role"
    • Ryan Hubbs - "Ethics"                   

    CPE Credits: 16 credits (including 2 ethics CPE credits)

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the importance of doing the right thing, even when others might not
    • Highlight some of the successes of doing the right thing
    • Recognize some of the consequences of not making the right choices
    • Make ethics and good decisions a cornerstone of your daily life 

    Event Policies:

    • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email fraudconference@houstonacfe.org no later than 10 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    • Cancellations within 10 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund, but substitutions will be accepted.

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

    Additional Information:

    • Delivery Method: Group-Live

    • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes

    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud, Ethics]

    • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students

    • Advanced Preparation: None

    • Program Level: Intermediate 

     

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230
    Texas CPA No. 004563
    Texas TCLEOSE Pending Approval

    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 the 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 website: www.learningmarket.org.

     

    • October 24, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    More information to be provided

    • October 31, 2018
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus
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    Speaker: Katherine McMillen, CPA, CFE

    Topic: Forensic Audit

    Ms. McMillen works within the Fraud & Litigation Services team at Weaver.  Katherine has prior experience with the Big 4.  Ms. McMillen holds a BBA in Accounting from University of Houston and MS in Accounting from University of Houston.   She is a member of the Houston Area ACFE, ACFE and AICPA.

    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES.  No CPE will be offered.

    • November 07, 2018
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus
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    Speaker: Thomas Mullinnix

    Topic: Internal Controls and the World of Consulting

    Mr. Mullinnix is the founder and managing partner of Re-Vision Management Consulting.  Thomas has experience in internal controls, SOX implementations and compliance, SOC consulting, internal audit, COSO and implementation of business best practices.  Mr. Mullinix holds a BA in Accounting and Marketing from Sam Houston State University.

    THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES.  No CPE will be offered.

Past events

August 15, 2018 Houston ACFE and ASIS Joint Training and Luncheon: CIKR “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources” Cyber Protection Strategies
July 10, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
June 12, 2018 Educating Stakeholders on Fraud
May 22, 2018 Analytic Interviewing® Detecting Deception in the Blink of an Eye
May 14, 2018 2018 Annual Heartland Fraud Seminar
May 08, 2018 "Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White Collar Criminal"
May 04, 2018 28th Annual DFW Fraud Conference
April 18, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 18th Meeting
April 16, 2018 Student Relations: UH Internal Audit Student Association April 16th Event
April 13, 2018 Student Relations: UHCL April 13th Meeting
April 11, 2018 The Ethics of Enron Presentation at SHSU
April 10, 2018 April Luncheon: Transforming Data Analytics into Useful Field Investigation
April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
April 04, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 4th Meeting
March 27, 2018 Spring 2018 Networking Reception
March 13, 2018 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training
February 13, 2018 February Luncheon: 2017 HACFE Fraud Fighter of The Year Fraud Case
January 25, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Woodlands) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Hunstville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 09, 2018 January Luncheon: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
December 12, 2017 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation - Presented by BDO
November 30, 2017 North Houston Fraud Seminar: Cyber Fraud in 2017
November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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