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  • April 16, 2019 8:15 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    American National is currently seeking to hire a Senior Investigator to join the team.

    The chosen individual will have the following responsibilities:

    • Promote fraud awareness to all employees and agents.
    • Perform criminal investigations under the direction of the department head for Corporate Investigative Services.
    • Report criminal case results to law enforcement and regulators at the direction of the department head for Corporate Investigator Services.
    • Recommend corrective actions at the end of investigations, including changes that may mitigate current or future losses from current or future reoccurrences.
    • Identify opportunities for discovering fraudulent activity by employees and agents through continuous monitoring or continuous auditing.
    • Monitor and account for actual and potential restitution recoveries for assigned cases.
    • Document the results of investigations and other activities in case files and the CIS case management application, software or database.
    • Prepare written summaries of investigations to be provided to senior management and/or law enforcement and regulators.
    • Use designated audio or video recording devices and methods to document statements from alleged victims and subjects of review at an expected level and in a manner that can be used when needed for legal (civil or criminal) or regulatory proceedings.
    • Other duties may be assigned when needed.  

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or criminology and four years of investigator experience (preferably within an insurance carrier or financial services entity)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE from the ACFE), the Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI from IASIU) or the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA from the IIA) credential.
    • Experience and ability to gather expeditiously and judiciously relevant evidence and information.
    • Sufficient insurance, investment and business knowledge to independently discern acceptable activities from unacceptable activities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to develop business relationships with employees and agency management in many different operations and levels of the company.
    • Convey a professional image to officers, fellow employees, agents, law enforcement and regulators.
    • Effective communication of investigative results, both oral and written.
    • Ability to interview/interrogate using generally-accepted techniques.
    • Able to write and verbally communicate in Spanish is a plus.

    For those who are interested they are welcomed to contact Rebecca Hernandez or apply using the URL found below:

    https://jobs.americannational.com/job/Galveston-Senior-Investigator-TX-77550/529342600/


  • April 11, 2019 12:16 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)
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    Save the date! April 18, 2019 
    12th Annual SecureWorld Houston
    Cybersecurity Conference

    6-12 CPE credits  •  30+ educational elements  •  Peer networking
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    ACFE Member Discount Codes Below!

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    Testimonial Video_Jan2018_Keynote

    For speaker announcements and updates,
    keep an eye on the Conference Agenda

    Keynote Presenters

     

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    Brian Harrell

    Asst. Director
    Infrastructure Security Agency

    Homeland Security 

     

    Shawn E. Tuma

    Co-Chair
    Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice Group Spencer Fane LLP


    SecureWorld PLUS - Earn 12 CPEs!
    April 17  •  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    A PLUS Pass provides 6 hours of in-depth onsite training the day before the conference.

     Larry-Wilson

    Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

    Larry Wilson
    CISO and Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts

    Course Details


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    Our Advisory Council members in the Houston area let us know the big issues for 2019, so we can ensure local speakers bring timely, relevant topics to the agenda.

    Mario Chiock, CSO, Schlumberger
    James B. McClellan, Technology Infusion Chief, NASA
    Diane Glick, Investigative Auditor, State of Texas
    Gregory Braunton, National Director, Catholic Health Initiatives
    Michelle Cantone, IT Service Delivery Manager, Tellurian Inc.

    See the full list of Advisory Council members: HERE


    Discount Codes

    ACFEP

    $100 off SecureWorld PLUS Pass

    ACFE

    $50 off Conference Pass

     ACFEO 

    $45 off Open Sessions Pass (FREE)


    SecureWorld provides group rate discounts for security teams.

    Contact us for pricing details.

    SecureWorld PLUS Pass: ($530)
    Conference Pass included
    12 CPE credit hours & certificate of attendance
    6 hours of in-depth training with one instructor
    Access to all breakout sessions
    Gourmet lunch

    Conference Pass: ($150)
    6 CPE credit hours & certificate of attendance
    Access to all breakout sessions
    Gourmet lunch

    Open Sessions Pass: (Free)
    Access to Exhibitor Hall, keynotes, and limited sessions

    Prices above reflect discounts

    View complete registration details here

    About SecureWorld

      "See globally. Defend locally." 
    At SecureWorld, it’s our battle refrain and the heart of what we do.

    For more than 17 years, we’ve stayed on top of global IT security issues and shared the critical knowledge and tools needed to protect against ever-evolving threats. Through our network of industry experts, thought leaders, practitioners, and solution providers, we collaborate to produce leading-edge, relevant content and educational opportunities.

    We host 17 annual conferences across North America, web conferences every three weeks, and online training courses, and serve as a hub for cybersecurity news and resources. We hope you'll consider becoming part of our security community.

    Top 10 Reasons You Need to Attend SecureWorld

  • April 11, 2019 10:55 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    This position will be within the Anadarko Compliance & Ethics Center of the Legal Department, which is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day responsibility for Anadarko’s compliance and ethics program, including oversight of the Anadarko Hotline and resulting investigations, company-wide compliance and ethics training and education, and management of company-wide policies and procedures. This position will report to the Senior Counsel, Compliance & Ethics.

    For more information and to apply, go to https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ANADARKO&cws=43&rid=8715.

  • March 07, 2019 6:18 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    Al Mitchell has graciously been a student relations volunteer for several years.  In Spring 2019, Mr. MItchell spoke on his experience in Accounting and law enforcement to students at Prairie View A&M and Sam Houston State University.  Thank you for volunteerism over the past three years, Al!

    If you are interested in volunteering to speak at area universities, please reach out to the Houston ACFE Student Relations Director.

    Al Mitchell with students from Prairie View A&M


    Al Mitchell with students from SHSU

  • February 13, 2019 1:24 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    For busy executives, keeping up with cyber threats is a daunting task.  Knowing which questions to ask, establishing the right policies, and providing the appropriate oversight to ensure companies can survive and thrive after a successful cyber attack is no longer someone else’s problem.  Every executive is now burdened with finding effective solutions to protecting their company’s IP, customer data, and employee data.  The buck stops with you.

    For more information and to register, go to https://www.houstoncybersummit.com. Early bird registration ends February 26, 2019. 

  • December 28, 2018 5:42 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    Volunteering for ACFE annual conference did not only give me an opportunity to connect what was learned in class to the real world, but also create valuable and lasting networks. - Muhammed Khizer Khan

    Mr. Khan graduated from UHCL with an Master of Science in Accounting (MIS Concentration) in December 2018.  He also holds a Master of Science in Finance from UHCL.  He served as Treasurer of the UHCL ISACA & ACFE Student Chapter.

  • December 16, 2018 12:32 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    The first scholarship of the 5 year commitment the Houston ACFE has with UHCL has been award to Ms. Diyoni Apriliana. Diyoni is a graduate accounting student expected to graduate in Fall 2019.  Ms. Apriliana actively attends Houston ACFE Events and UHCL student chapter events.  Please introduce yourself and congratulate her on her scholarship award!

  • December 02, 2018 5:21 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    Thank you to the Houston Area ACFE Student Relations Volunteers that participated in on campus events during the Fall 2018 semester. Your efforts furthered the anti-fraud education in our community.

    2018 Fall Semester Volunteers Included:

    Chrysti Ziegler

    Patrick Rodriguez

    Gabriella Marshall

    Cheryl Carter

    Thomas Mullinnix

    Katherine McMillen

    Doug Manhart

    Mehboob Shrivastava

    If you are interested in volunteering for future speaking engagements with the student chapters, please reach out to Katherine Avery Guillot for more information.

  • November 13, 2018 10:43 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)
    The deadline for award nominations has been extended to Tuesday November 20, 2018. 


    The Greater Houston Area Fraud Fighter of the Year Award (FFOTY) is presented to the investigator(s), public or private, whose investigation exemplifies determination, perseverance and commitment in the fight against fraud and who is a contributing factor in the issuance of an arrest warrant for a significant fraudster.

    FFOTY Award Criteria and Rules

    • The arrest warrant or conviction must have been during the twelve month period ending October 31, 2018.
    • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, fraud victim or other third party.
    • Details of the fraud investigation and arrest warrant must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
    • The fraud must have taken place in the Greater Houston Combined Statistical Area or the investigator/prosecutor must reside in the Greater Houston Area, (defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties).
    • Contest entries should provide written details of the investigation and arrest warrant, with emphasis on the investigator's actions displaying determination, perseverance and commitment. The significance of the fraud should also be emphasized.

    Fraud Fighter Nomination Form 2018.pdf

    The Greater Houston Area Educator of the Year Award (EOTY) is presented to the educator who has made an outstanding contribution to anti-fraud education within their college or university. This award is open to educators only.

    EOTY Award Criteria and Rules

    • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, or other third party.
    • Details of the educator's actions must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
    • The educator must reside in the Houston Combined Statistical Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties.
    • Contest entries should provide written details of the contributions in as much detail as possible.

                   Educator Nomination Form 2018.pdf

    The Greater Houston Area CFE of the Year Award (COTY) is presented to the CFE who has made any significant impact in the over his or her lifetime whether it be our Houston ACFE chapter, various service projects in the community or in the fight against fraud. All significant contributions will be considered.

    COTY Award Criteria and Rules

    • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, or other third party.
    • Details of the CFE's actions must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
    • The CFE must reside in the Houston Combined Statistical Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties.
    • Contest entries should provide written details of the contributions in as much detail as possible.

                   Houston Area CFE Nomination Form 2018.pdf 

    The Awards Committee of the Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will be the sole judges to determine the winner of the award. The committee's decision is not subject to appeal. All awards are presented annually in December of each year.

    Email the completed form to mailto:krystinlmitchell@gmail.com

    Completed application forms are due by November 15, 2018

    Note: Journalists are not eligible for the Greater Houston Fraud Fighter of the Year award but they are eligible for the Greater Houston CFE of the Year Award.


  • November 11, 2018 8:42 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

    International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 11, 2018 worldwide

    Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse analyzed 2,690 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $7.1 billion.

    The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE announced that it will be participating in the International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17, 2018, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, commonly referred to as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

    The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE joins hundreds of organizations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign.

    During Fraud Week, official supporters will engage in various activities, including: hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or the community, conducting employee surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organization, posting articles on company websites and in newsletters and teaming up with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.

    The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE is hosting a networking event on Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 4-6pm with a several small businesses at WeWork Houston Community. The goal of the event is to provide small businesses an opportunity to network with fraud professionals and provide them with materials and resources to better protect their businesses. Please RSVP at https://houstonacfe.org/event-3113090

    For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit FraudWeek.com.

    The 2018 Report to the Nations is available for download online at FraudWeek.com.


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