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    • June 09, 2020
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link to be sent after registration - see reminder emails
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    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the monthly training luncheon.   

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has provided the speakers for the June training.

    This is a special presentation with ALFPA (Association of Latino Professionals for America)

    Title: Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges and Risks

           

    Alberto Orozco, Partner   Jose Tanguma, Director Catherine Manyoma, Senior Associate

    Alberto Orozco is a Partner in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. Alberto has almost two decades of experience providing financial consulting, assurance and business advisory services to clients in various industries, including Retail, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Automotive, Technology and Hospitality. Alberto provides financial advisory services to clients, including the investigation of allegations regarding fraudulent financial reporting, asset misappropriation, procurement practices, allegations of illegal activities related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) due diligence reviews, ABAC compliance reviews, as well as various litigation and arbitration assignments.  

    Jose Tanguma is a Director in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. Jose has over 13 years of experience in providing consulting and auditing services to clients in multiple industries, including energy. Jose’s work experience includes investigation of allegations regarding asset misappropriation, procurement practices, anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) investigations, ABAC compliance assessments, ABAC due diligence assessments, risk assessments (e.g., ABAC, Enterprise-wide), and contract compliance audits. Jose’s experience also includes working for an upstream oil & gas company and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 

    Catherine Manyoma is a Senior Associate in the Houston Forensic Services Practice of PwC. She has 5+ years of experience in providing advisory and internal audit services to clients in various industries including energy, manufacturing, technology and commercial real estate. Catherine's experience includes conducting Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) investigations, litigation support for commercial damages, business valuations, transfer pricing benchmarking analysis for planning and compliance purposes, and compliance audits. Catherine’s experience also includes working for an Oilfield Services company performing the following types of audits: SOX compliance, financial, operational, and vendor audits at both domestic and international locations including France, Netherlands and Canada.

    Description Enthusiasm for business entry into Latin America may overshadow the need to properly understand and evaluate potential challenges and risks of doing business in the region.

    Latin American countries are currently battling serious problems including poor infrastructure, high levels of crime, wealth disparity and corruption, which has become a primary concern and is under public scrutiny like never before.

    Businesses that raise awareness of regional and country specific business threats will strengthen their competitive advantage where corruption is a constant and evolving challenge.

    We provide an overview of Latin American countries’ current efforts to fight corruption through the establishment of their own anti-corruption laws and regulations, and we examine the main risks companies face when doing business in Latin America. 

    CPE Credits: 1 CPE Credit for CFE certification

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand three main areas

    • Latin America's fight against corruption, including local Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) laws enacted and enforcement,
    • Corruption schemes followed in LATAM related cases highlighted by the regulators for the last 20 years, and
    •  The use of technology on compliance efforts.  

    Agenda:

    11:45 am
    Sign into Webinar opens
    11:50 am
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    12:00 pm
    Speaker Presentation
    1:00 pm
    Presentation Ends

    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 (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    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.


    • June 15, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 16, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Course using Remote Desktop Learning Service and GoTo Webinar
    • 14
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to provide a 'hands on' learning opportunity for Fraud Data Analysis with instructor Scott Langlinais, CPA.  Scott has over 20 years of experience in fraud detection and investigation. He has planned and conducted examinations related to executive corruption, bribes, kickbacks, vendor over billing and under-performance, and employee theft. Scott regularly reports his findings to Boards of Directors, has testified in court on fraud matters, and has submitted his findings to federal law enforcement.

    During this two-day hands-on VIRTUAL seminar, attendees will apply data analysis techniques to real-life fraud scenarios using data files and case studies to identify and solve problems.  Our goal is to teach audit and accounting professionals to detect fraud, waste and abuse early and address them professionally.

    Whether you are a seasoned investigator or someone seeking a better understanding of what can go wrong in your organization, you will benefit from this program.  Novice auditors or those new to data analysis will learn and employ fundamental detection techniques to real cases, while advanced users and investigators will apply their knowledge in new and challenging ways to detect buried symptoms within complex schemes.

    NOTE: Attendees will be provided access to a virtual desktop.  You will only need a computer with quality internet access. 

    Don't use IDEA?  A free demo version of IDEA software will be provided to you.  IDEA runs in Windows and is not  compatible with the Mac operating system.

    From the opening exercise, we will employ a team approach to solving cases, as in the field.  Within IDEA, you will apply to actual case data: Creative Extractions; Statistical Analyses; Join-matches & mismatches; Trend Analysis; Pivot Tables; Embedded Functions; Field Manipulation; Numeric & Date Stratification; Benford's Law; Data Duplications & Exclusions; and more!

    Who should attend:  Auditors, Investigators, Accounting Professionals.

    Location: Virtual Course using Remote Desktop Learning Service and GoTo Webinar NOTE - Due to the Covid-19 precautions this course is being delivered remotely.

    Learning Objectives:

    Preparing to Detect Fraud

    • Factors that discourage us from detecting fraud.
    • Building discipline to handle wrongdoing and avoid the dangers of mishandling cases.
    • Applying a five-step approach to fraud detection.
    • Understanding what can go wrong and recognizing symptoms of wrongdoing.
    • Correcting problems with the data import, identifying missing and hidden data.
    • Keeping your data organized.

     

    Detecting Fraud with IDEA

    • Identifying patterns through statistical review, data sorting, and field summarizations.
    • Effective and creative extractions for disbursements, employee reimbursements, liquid assets,
      revenues, and general ledger transactions.
    • Employing editable fields to flag anomalies.
    • Applying duplicate key detection/exclusion, and combining with field manipulation to detect
      circumvention of system controls. 
    • Avoiding six common errors in data analysis.
    • Stratifying data to detect approval circumvention, earnings management, and money laundering.
    • Using special functions to carve out symptoms embedded within blocks of data.
    • Employing join-matches and mismatches to detect fictitious vendors, revenue leaks, and false shipments.
    • Extracting key-word symptoms of corruption and fraudulent financial reporting.
    • Application of pivot tables, Benford's law, and trend analysis.

     

    Putting It All Together

    • Developing programs to detect theft and fraudulent reporting.
    • Applying techniques to solve cases from allegation to presentation of evidence.
    • Weaving techniques into a continuous monitoring program.
    • Using principles of effective thinking and presentation to compile effective evidence.

    CPE Credits: up to 16 CPE Credit

    Agenda (Both Days):

    7:30 AM
    Check-in and Networking
    8:30 AM
    Course Begins
    12:00 PM
    Lunch Break
    4:30 PM
    Course Ends

    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.


    • June 22, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • June 24, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Online
       ACFE Global Virtual Conference Registration

    Join anti-fraud professionals from across the world for the world's largest anti-fraud organization's annual global conference.  Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we are moving the 31st Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference to a robust online virtual platform. In addition to several tracks of educational sessions, the ACFE Global Fraud Conference hosts the foremost experts in the anti-fraud field. These keynote speakers share their insights and address the key anti-fraud issues relevant to you. 

    By registering for this event on the Houston Chapter website you are asking to be registered as part of the Houston Chapter group.  You will be required to complete a manual Supplement Registration Form (PDF that is required by the National ACFE). 

    The group registration price is determined by the number of individuals who register.   You will be billed at the final discount rate.  The prices listed are the maximum amount you will be billed at the time you register.  The group registration rate is the lowest rate you can receive, including early bird registration.  So we encourage members to take advantage of this opportunity.

    If you do NOT want to take advantage of the group registration rate you can view more information and register directly as an individual on the conference website at FraudConference.com

Past events

May 12, 2020 May Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud and Money Laundering: What’s the connection?"
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
March 04, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Thomas Mullinnix
February 26, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Joseph Agins
February 25, 2020 February Training SHSU (Woodlands) "Skeptical and Financially Savvy Individuals Can Be Vulnerable to Becoming Victims of Financial Fraud"
February 12, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Scott Lanham
February 11, 2020 Houston ACFE February 2020 Luncheon "Business Email Compromise and Money Mule Networks"
February 05, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Chrysti Ziegler
January 28, 2020 January SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Why do CFEs Need Ethics Training?"
January 14, 2020 Houston ACFE January 2020 Luncheon - Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - HESS Club
December 10, 2019 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - 5 Hours CPE for CFE in one day
November 21, 2019 2019 Houston Cyber Security Summit
November 19, 2019 ACFE Luncheon - Lessons from Fraud Cases - UH Student Presentations
November 07, 2019 November SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
November 06, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - November 6
October 17, 2019 October Training (Woodlands): Topic: Data Analytic Script Writing Tips for Fraud Auditing
October 16, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event: Panel Discussion
October 15, 2019 UH Chapter Event in Collaboration with IASA - October 15
October 10, 2019 Houston ACFE and IIA Members Only Networking Event
October 10, 2019 2019 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 25, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 25
September 18, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 18
September 12, 2019 September Training (Woodlands): "Topic: Fraud Prevention from the Perspective of an Individual that Embezzled $13.5 Million"
September 10, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, September 10, 2019: "How Tricksters Deceive with Digital Spoofing and What to Do if it Happens to You"
August 21, 2019 August Training (Woodlands): Maximizing your Hotline Program: Leveraging the Data to Gain Key Insights into Your Organizational Culture
August 13, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, "Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions"
July 15, 2019 Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - SHSU (Woodlands)
July 09, 2019 July Training Luncheon: "Preparing Fraud Investigation Interviews and Rules of Admissibility"
June 23, 2019 30th Annual ACFE Global Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 11, 2019 June Training Luncheon: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
May 14, 2019 Joint Event: IIA and ACFE Fraud Audit Event (4 Hours CPE)
April 11, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - April 11
April 10, 2019 Spring 2019 Networking Reception
April 09, 2019 April 2019 Luncheon: "How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking"
March 12, 2019 March 2019 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
February 12, 2019 February Luncheon: Making Fraud Prevention Personal - What Kind of Auditor or Investigator Are You?
February 06, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - February 6th
January 08, 2019 January Luncheon: AICPA Guide to Data Analytics: Explorations and Interpretations using IDEA
December 11, 2018 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - FCPA Compliance (morning) and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners (afternoon) - 8 hours CFE CPE
November 14, 2018 Houston ACFE Fraud Week Networking Event
November 14, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 14
November 13, 2018 November Luncheon: Do you want to be SUCCESSFUL or SIGNIFICANT in the Security & Fraud Industry?
November 07, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 7
October 31, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 31
October 24, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event - Cross Functional Panel
October 18, 2018 2018 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
October 12, 2018 UHCL Student Chapter Event - October 12
October 03, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event: Grill the Auditors Speaker Panel
October 03, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 3 - Fraud and Embezzlement
September 21, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
September 19, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - September 19
September 11, 2018 September Luncheon: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization
August 23, 2018 Identifying Fraudulent Documents - SHSU (Woodlands)
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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