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  • November 08, 2019 2:27 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)


    Global Brand Security – Fraud Investigations

    Location: Spring,TX   (near Houston)

    Job # 3053921  

    Job Description

    The mission of the Global Brand Security Fraud Investigations organization is to protect the HP Brand by proactively identifying, investigating and mitigating fraudulent Sales, Services and/or Warranty delivery and taking affirmative actions to recover associated losses and facilitate the prevention of future losses.  


    Job Family: Security



    • Conduct/manage high quality analysis/investigations into various issues impacting HP assets broadly defined as people, products, intellectual property and operations.
    • Generally investigations focus on fraud or other complex matters in the HP sales, services and/or warranty environment.
    • Analyze HP transactional data to identify and prioritize investigative targets and quantify impact.
    • Team with HP sales, product and services groups in identifying and quantifying risks and ensure program design reflects risks identified. Implements and manages an entire process/project with review by management or senior team members.
    • Provides independent data analysis for complex, important cases and issues; effectively manages any follows up or escalations; may participate in interviews to further investigative results.
    • Delivers professionally written reports incorporating all analysis findings. Presents findings to high level Managers and Partners.
    • Develops content and materials from analytics and investigative learning's to facilitate training new process/platform rollouts and audits.

    Education and Experience Required:

    • First-level university degree in Criminal Justice, Security, Law Enforcement or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
    • Typically, 4-6 years security experience, which may include a mix of law enforcement, military, intelligence and/or corporate experience.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Sound, ethical judgment required.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and respond rapidly to requirements.
    • Developed ability to analyze complex, disparate data to draw conclusions.
    • Developed interpersonal and communications skills. Proven ability to collaborate with internal and external resources at all levels globally. Advanced written reporting skills.
    • Self-motivator able to work independently on complex issues and decisions, ensuring appropriate communications with leadership during and after the process.
    • Developed organizational, time management, and planning skills. Able to handle multiple projects and activities on an ongoing basis and shift priorities as needed.

    For more information, go to https://jobs.hp.com/en-us/showjob/jobid/2350/securityanalyst?prefilters=none&CloudSearchLocation=none

  • October 01, 2019 11:17 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Thomas Mullinnix began volunteering with the Houston Area ACFE Student Relations program in 2018.  Thomas has participated in on campus events at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, and UHCL on topics including: personal branding & interviewing, addressing social and cultural challenges when traveling abroad, and internal controls and the world of consulting.

    Mr. Mullinnix is the founder 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. Mullinnix holds a BBA from Sam Houston State University.

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

  • September 16, 2019 2:13 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Weatherford International plc

    Job Description:  Senior Auditor

    Department:  Assurance Function

    Location: Houston, Texas USA


    About Weatherford International plc

    Weatherford International plc, an Irish public limited company, together with its subsidiaries is a multinational oilfield service company headquartered at Bahnhofstrasse 1, 6340 Baar, Switzerland (“Weatherford,” “the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”).  Weatherford is one of the world’s leading providers of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells.  Our principal business is to provide equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry, both on land and offshore, through our principal segments: (1) Drilling & Evaluation, (2) Completions, (3) Well Construction, (4) Production, and (5) Land Drilling Rigs, which together include 14 product lines.

    We conduct operations in approximately 80 countries, organized internally into 14 Geozones, and have service and sales locations in nearly all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world including in North America, Latin America, Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa, Russia, the Middle East including North Africa, and Asia Pacific.  We currently employ over 25,000 employees.

    About Weatherford’s Assurance Function:

    Weatherford’s Assurance function (“Assurance”) evaluates the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of the company’s internal control and management systems to assist company leadership in achieving organizational objectives.  The mission of Assurance is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing objective assurance, advice and insight to the organization regarding the effectiveness of enterprise risk management, controls and governance processes on behalf of management, the Board and our other stakeholders.  The Assurance group is an independent function that reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


    The Senior Auditor role within the Assurance group is responsible for the effective execution of financial, operational, and compliance audits.   Specifically, assisting the Audit Manager in the planning phase of each audit, updating audit programs, executing and documenting audit fieldwork, drafting and reporting audit observations, and assisting the Audit Manager in preparing the draft audit report.  The Senior Auditor will also be involved in various special projects on an ad hoc basis. 

    Senior Auditors gain valuable insights into company operations and develop strong risk management competencies to rapidly develop into Trusted Business Advisors within the organization. 

    The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

    • Personal and professional integrity
    • Maturity and professionalism
    • Strong work ethic: self-starter who is motivated to excel
    • Attention to detail 
    • Values diversity: appreciates differing perspectives and diverse experiences
    • Team player: enjoys collaborating and contributes to a positive team dynamic
    • Strong communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ambiguity tolerant: demonstrates ability to adapt to changing environments/scenarios
    • Time management skills: ability to prioritize and complete tasks timely
    • Ability to work effectively without constant supervision
    • Willingness to provide guidance to staff auditors

    Education, Skills & Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
    • Minimum 3 years of audit (internal or external) or company experience 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Fluent in English.


    • Professional Certification (CPA, CIA, CMA, CFE, etc.)
    • Bilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian)
    • Experience using ERP Systems (JDE, SAP, and Hyperion)


    • Willing to travel up to 50% both domestically and internationally.

    For more information and to apply go to: http://jobs.weatherford.com/jobs/4588031-senior-auditor

  • September 04, 2019 2:24 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Each year at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference, the ACFE recognizes local chapters that have excelled in their missions with two awards: Chapter of the Year and Chapter Website of the Year. This year’s awards were presented to the Houston Area Chapter and Dallas Area Chapter, respectively.

    The 2019 Chapter of the Year was accepted by Chrysti Ziegler, president of the Houston Area Chapter. While the Houston Chapter has continued to be a high-performing and high-contributing chapter of the ACFE, in 2018 they looked at making what was great even better. From new membership initiatives to greater support of future fraud fighters, they proved to their members and the community how impactful the Houston Chapter is.

    To read the full article, go to ACFE Chapter News.

  • September 04, 2019 2:22 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    In 2018, ACFE chapters raised more than $70,000 for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Funds. Not only did this break the previous record by more than $25,000, we also had a record number of chapters participate, a record number of first-time donors, and a record number of international donors. Thank you all for helping make 2018 so successful.

    The three chapters that received the award were the Houston Area Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter and the New York Chapter.

    To read the full article, go to ACFE Chapter News.

  • August 29, 2019 9:07 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    US Houston: Compliance Investigator

    Date:  Aug 23, 2019 

    Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032 


    We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

    Halliburton is seeking a Compliance Investigator to actively handle a broad range of Code of Business Conduct (COBC) investigations, including international investigations of alleged violations of U.S. and international laws. The Compliance Investigator will also be responsible for programmatic initiatives including compliance training and global risk assessments. The position will report to Halliburton’s chief COBC counsel.



    • Conduct internal investigations of alleged violations of the COBC, as well as U.S. and international laws. This includes, creating investigation plans, conducting interviews, obtaining and analyzing potential documentary and electronic evidence, preparing investigation reports, and presenting investigative results to management.
    • Supervise investigations to ensure thoroughness and compliance with company standards.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to implement corrective action and improved controls.
    • Track national and international developments in investigation best practices to update or modify the Company’s investigation process.
    • Collaborate with internal and outside counsel to prepare documentation in response to subpoenas, government inquiries, and other internal investigations.
    • Analyze reports made to the COBC to identify statistically significant compliance risk areas and unfavorable trends.
    • Plan, coordinate, and execute global initiatives to assist in managing compliance risks, including assisting in global, regional, or country specific risk assessments.
    • Provide in-person compliance training and outreach to operational partners.
    • 25% travel, sometimes on short notice


    Required Qualifications:

    • Completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred)
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in Corporate Compliance Programs


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience conducting investigations or audits in challenging environments such as in-house, law enforcement, law firm, or audit/forensic firm.
    • Accounting or finance degrees.
    • Ability to conduct investigations in a second language; Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, preferred
    • Ability to process and manage large caseloads.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize numerous tasks in a time sensitive environment.
    • Team player, with the ability to fit in well with the Halliburton Law Department
    • Advanced Excel knowledge (PivotTables, Formulas, VLOOKUP, etc.)


    Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.



    3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States


    Job Details

    Requisition Number: 79135 

    Experience Level: Experienced Hire

    Job Family: Support Services

    Product Service Line: Legal 

    Full Time / Part Time: Full Time


    Compensation Information

    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    For more information and to apply, visit:


  • July 06, 2019 8:56 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the ACFE Houston Chapter?

    If so, the Fraud Week Committee is looking for volunteers. The Fraud week committee is responsible for communication, activities and events during Fraud Week. 

    Fraud Week is a global observance, November 17 - 23, 2019, where businesses, organizations, and individuals shine a spotlight on fraud. This is a critical opportunity for folks around the world to bring an awareness to fraud and engage the public in the fight against fraud.

    If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Krystin Mitchell via email at krystinlmitchell@gmail.com by COB July 15, 2019.

    Thank you in advance for your time and continued support of the ACFE Houston Chapter. 

  • June 25, 2019 5:32 PM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    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.

    Volunteers included:

    Mehboob Shrivastava

    Allen Mitchell

    Thomas Mullinnix

    David Kirtland

    Please reach out to me via email if you would like to volunteer in the future.

  • June 20, 2019 11:12 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    The Houston Area ACFE is pleased to announce the Hallie Merrick award at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.  The award will provide $500 per year for the next 10 years for one student annually based on overall GPA, course grades, involvement, student organizations, service, peer review, and interest in fraud examination.  This award in Hallie's memory was made possible by generous contributions from Hallie’s family, friends, colleagues, and the Houston Area ACFE. Additionally, the Houston Area ACFE would like to thank LSU Professor Glenn Sumners and Director of Development Jennifer Garrard for assisting in the development of this award. For more information on the award, please contact LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business or Professor Glenn Sumners.

  • May 06, 2019 8:06 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot

    Yelesina Hernandez, student at University of Houston, has been awarded a $10,000 Ritchie Jennings Memorial Scholarship.  Ms. Hernandez is anticipated to graduate with a BBA in Accounting in Fall 2020.  Yelesina has financed 80% of her education through employment.  Ms. Hernandez has been the recipient of the EY/ALPFA Scholar in Summer 2018 and KPMG / HBSA Case Competition 1st Place in Spring 2018.  Her extracurricular activities include the Hispanic Business Student Association and ACFE UH Student Chapter.  Congratulations, Yelesina!  We are incredibly proud of your achievement.

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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