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  • January 19, 2018 1:41 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    We are so proud to announce that our very own Ryan Hubbs was elected to the 2018-2019 ACFE Board of Regents!  Fellow CFEs elected Ryan and two others - Tony Prior and Elizabeth Simon - from a list of nine candidates selected by the ACFE Nominations Committee. Hubbs, Prior and Simon will take office at the Board's meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas. Click here to read more about all three new Regents.  

  • January 19, 2018 1:00 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Houston's First Baptist Church & EAGL Technology are hosting a first-ever presentation & full demonstration of their active shooter countermeasure technology using the only wireless gunshot detection system in the world. This technology was developed by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) post Sandy Hook. More information can be found at www.eagltechnology.com

    With recent shootings around the country and most recently in Houses of Worship in TEXAS, this closed event will demonstrate gunshot technology with a full demonstration and showing of how EAGL technology, upon detecting a gunshot, does the following:

    ·      Fully autonomous lockdown of facility/doors;

    ·      Messages via Public Address System/Mass Notification;

    ·      Ballistics Data;

    ·      Provides Photo & Video;

    ·      Provides Location of Shooter (Lat/Long);

    ·      Provides realtime sharing to Law Enforcement and any others as required;

    ·      Wireless system.

    BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED!

    Contact Chuck Andrews at charles.andrews.cso@gmail.com to register.

  • December 15, 2017 11:49 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    National Oilwell Varco plans to add a person in Houston and one either in the UK or the Middle East.  They’re looking for experienced forensic accountants/investigators, who will work investigations 70% of the time and help with SOX audit work 30% of the time.  If you are interested or know people who would be good candidates for the role, please follow the link below for more information.  

    https://nov.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1707973&lang=en#.WjP-80cgnR4.link

  • November 11, 2017 8:33 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. 12, 2017 worldwide

    [Houston, TX]– 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 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse analyzed 2,410 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $6.3 billion.

    The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 12-18, 2017, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly 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 requested and obtained a Fraud Awareness Week proclamation from State of Texas State Governor, Greg Abbott.

    ACFE President and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE, said that the support of organizations around the world helps make Fraud Week an effective tool in raising anti-fraud awareness.

    “The latest statistics tell us that fraud isn’t going away, and companies that don’t have protective measures in place stand to lose the most,” Ratley said. “That’s why it is reassuring to me to see so many businesses, agencies, universities and other organizations involved in the Fraud Week movement. The first step in combating fraud is raising awareness worldwide that it is a serious problem that requires a proactive approach toward preventing it.”

    “Since our first Fraud Week more than 10 years ago, the movement continues to grow,” Ratley said. “I heartily thank all of the supporters of Fraud Week for making it what it is today.”

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

    The 2016 Report to the Nations is available for download online at the ACFE’s website: ACFE.com/RTTN.  The Report is in PDF format.

    About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com


  • November 07, 2017 10:18 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    On this election day, don't forget to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 ACFE Board of Regents! 

    Our very own Houston ACFE Past President

    Ryan Hubbs

    has been nominated for the ACFE Board of Regents and wants your vote in this election.  There are only 3 positions open, so don't delay and submit your vote for Ryan today!

    To read more about the candidates, election process and deadlines, go to ACFE.com or click below. 


  • September 19, 2017 12:31 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php.

    For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479488300.

  • August 18, 2017 11:53 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)
    A colleague from the Colorado Springs ACFE Chapter sent me this article and I was impressed with how the article was such an easy read for such an important topic so I wanted to share it with our Houston Chapter members. 


    The topic: The importance of website security updates for small businesses

    Read the full article here.

    The article answers questions you'd ask yourself, like "what exactly are security updates?" and "why would a hacker waste time on my small business?"  A very quick and interesting article and I suggest taking 3 minutes to read it. 


    --Chrysti

    President, Houston ACFE Chapter



  • July 25, 2017 12:48 PM | Patrick Rodriguez (Administrator)

    The 2017 Chapter Website of the Year was accepted by Ryan Hubbs, former president of the Houston Chapter. The Houston Chapter’s website recently went through a significant redesign. They listened to their members and their site now provides a platform that streamlines the ability to locate relevant information and interact with the chapter safely and securely.  

    Read more...

  • July 12, 2017 8:52 AM | David Kirtland (Administrator)

    One of our speakers at this year's Houston Fraud Conference recently had an article published about how conspiracies lead to fraud.  Click the link below to read the article!

    Conspiracies can come in many different forms. Which scenario is considered a conspiracy? By Jerome Mayne

  • June 13, 2017 12:38 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    The Houston Chapter of the ACFE announces the 2017 Global Fraud Impact Award Winner – Professor Robert E. Hoskisson Ph.d.

    Robert E. Hoskisson is the George R. Brown Chair of Strategic Management at the Jones School of Business at Rice University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California–Irvine. His research topics focus on corporate strategy and governance and he teaches courses in corporate and international strategic management, among others. Professor Hoskisson has served on several editorial boards and his research has appeared in over 100 publications. He has co-authored over 20 books and was recently ranked among the top scholars in business and economics by the Times Higher Education.

    Dr. Hoskisson’s research focuses on corporate strategy and the corresponding outcomes concerning performance and managerial commitment. He co-authored “External Corporate Governance and Financial Fraud: Cognitive Evaluation Theory Insights on Agency Theory Prescriptions” with Brian Connelly, and Wei Shi, which will soon be published in the Strategic Management Journal. Doctor Hoskisson’s latest research uses cognitive evaluation theory, with respect to top management and the impact external regulations have on corporate fraud. Because of his research and lifelong contribution to the worldwide pursuit to reduce corporate fraud, he was selected by the Houston ACFE Board of Directors as the 2017 Fraud Impact Award Winner.

    For a copy of the study, go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2560/abstract.

    For more insights from this study, visit the Jones School’s Rice Business Wisdom website, http://ricebusinesswisdom.com/strategy-environment/youre-not-the-boss-of-me.

    The Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Impact Award for 2017 is presented to the individual who made outstanding, significant contributions to the worldwide effort to prevent, deter, or detect fraud. The fraud fighter must have played an important role in a significant fraud matter. In the spirit of the Houston Chapter slogan United Locally to Fight Fraud Globally, the winner 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.  The outstanding contribution must have taken place during the twelve month period ending April 30, 2017.


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