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Houston Area Chapter of the

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

2019 – 2020 Board Nominations and Elections


The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE has opened all board positions for election to qualified individuals. Interested individuals are encouraged to understand the commitment and responsibilities of the position they pursue. Key Dates, Responsibilities of Each Position with Current Volunteer, Minimum Requirements and the Nomination and Voting Process are listed in the following pages.

Key Dates

June 10, 2018 – July 29, 2018 Nomination Period

August 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 Voting Period

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020 Term


Responsibilities of Each Position with Current Volunteer

President/Officer (10hrs/week)

  • Create and oversee the strategic direction of the Chapter
  • Be able to develop and implement a plan for growth while ensuring the routine functions of the Chapter are well-maintained
  • Possess the expertise and experience to lead the Chapter and its members
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

Vice President/Officer (10hrs/week)

  • Responsible for the welcoming process of new CFE's and associate member
  • Reviewing/reconciling Chapter bank statements quarterly
  • Compiling and filing the annual chapter tax return
  • Reviewing presentation materials prior to meetings
  • Respond to chapter emails received
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

Secretary/Officer (5hrs/week)

  • Responsible for maintaining CPE sponsorship with Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Responsible for capturing and documenting chapter meeting minutes
  • Responsible for tracking board proposals and voting results
  • Responsible for filing all chapter related documents with state and other organizations
  • Responsible for detailed record keeping aspects of the chapter including policies and vital records
  • Required updates to ACFE-Austin
  • Prepare communication & announcements for chapter elections
  • Assist with responses to inquiries from the website
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

Treasurer/Officer (15hrs/week)

  • Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, net income analysis, bookkeeping, income statement and balance sheet preparation
  • Must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Responsible for managing PayPal transactions and interface
  • Ensure reconciliation of PayPal with chapter website financial information
  • Responsible for the processing of payments (credit cards, cash & checks) at check-in/registration at all events
  • Maintain supply of giveaways from the ACFE for Chapter events.
  • Interface with Membership Director
  • Administers the quarterly Ritchie-Jennings Scholarship fundraising raffles
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
  • Responsible for the welcoming process of new CFE's and associate member

Publications & Social Media Director (5hrs/week) - No Nominations Currently

  • Oversees e-newsletter coordination and publication
  • Oversees publication and distribution of the annual conference brochures and posterboards
  • Posts monthly LinkedIn Notifications to members
  • Issues press releases
  • Notify local media of upcoming events
  • Responsible for responding to media requests
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
  • Works closely with the Technology & Communications Director
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Responsible for the welcoming process of new CFE's and associate member

Law Enforcement Liaison Director (2.5hrs/week)

  • This is a specialized role which maintains connections with local and federal law enforcement
  • Helps promote training and events within the law enforcement community
  • Assists in getting Chapter training TCOLE certified for law enforcement officers
  • Helps promote the fraud fighter and the fraud impact awards nomination process to the law enforcement community
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
  • Responsible for the welcoming process of new CFE's and associate member

Community Service Director (2.5hrs/week)

  • Responsible for coordinating and managing all community service initiatives for the Chapter, including:
    • Annual Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year Award
    • Annual Fraud Fighter of the Year Award
    • Annual Educator of the Year Award
    • Annual Speaker of the Year Award
    • Semi-annual Service Appreciation Awards
  • Manages and maintains the Victim of Fraud page for the website
  • Speakers bureau development and management
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
  • Responsible for the welcoming process of new CFE's and associate member

Membership Director (5hrs/week)

  • Maintains and updates new and renewal member information
  • Responds to member related questions
  • Determines eligibility of CFEs attempting to obtain the new CFE exam award
  • Manages check-in table for all events
  • Compile and distribute member information to board monthly
  • Additional signor on the checking account
  • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
  • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

    Student Relations/University Liaison Director (5hrs/week)

    • Works with area universities to bring awareness of the Houston ACFE Chapter and the anti-fraud profession to faculty and students
    • Each semester, reach out to faculty at area universities to inquire how Chapter can assist them and the students in their class
    • Works with faculty to help encourage students to attend local area events and administers complimentary event passes upon occasion
    • Helps to coordinate speakers and presentations for area universities
    • Maintains student chapter sub-pages and events on chapter website
    • Support chapter newsletter development by providing content and information
    • Coordinate with student chapter monthly review and blast
    • Development of joint social events between members and students
    • Assist in distributing seed money for the chapters each sememster
    • The management and creation of new student chapters in area universities

    Fraud Research Director (5hrs/week) - No Nominations Currently

    • Responsible for collecting web-based, fraud-related data in order to establish resource links to source documents on the Chapter website
    • Monitors, track and report web activity to determine if fraud resources are relevant; updating as needed
    • Monitor LinkedIn group for requests to join, keeping discussions current and relevant
    • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
    • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

    Events Director (5hrs/week but increasing as conference approaches) - No Nominations Currently

    • Responsible for event management (monthly chapter luncheons, spring networking event, and annual 2-day fraud conference) with venues
    • Responsible for event venue contract reviews and renewals
    • Responsible for setting up and managing check-in/registration at all events
    • Responsible for tracking and monitoring sign-ups for monthly luncheons
    • Coordinate with HESS Club and other venues on the anticipated number of attendees, menu selection and seating arrangements.
    • Create name badges of chapter members, provide badges at luncheons and keep custody of Chapter equipment.
    • Assume role of annual conference chairperson and oversee conference committee progress
    • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
    • Monitoring Event's email box to answer questions and resolve issues related to the registration of members and guests
    • Market all events on LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

    Training Director (5hrs/week)

    • Assists in the coordination of event speakers
    • Notifies the National ACFE of upcoming training to ensure their approval with Chapter events
    • Liaison with National ACFE on local training they conduct in Houston and manage the reporting/volunteering aspects
    • Download and summarize training event feedback forms addressing common issues and themes for the board
    • Upload to the website and retain presentation materials from each event for CPE registration authority
    • Coordinate and manage the annual ACFE Conference submission forms
    • Creating the monthly & conference CPE certificates and uploading to website
    • Issuing CPE certificates to attendees of all events
    • Creating the monthly CPE survey
    • Posting on ACFE website our upcoming training
    • Managing and creating email notifications for all events
    • Creating the events on the chapter website
    • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
    • Support chapter website development by providing content and information

    Technology & Communications Director (7hrs/week) - No Nominations Currently

    • Manage the website content, including, event setup, article development and posting, managing event registrations, uploading content and images, and general maintenance
    • Manage website member lists on a monthly basis to ensure updated mailing lists
    • Assist as needed with chapter annual conference
    • Support chapter website development by providing content and information
    • Must have technical expertise in working with websites and content management systems

    Minimum Requirements

    Each position is a working position. All directors should anticipate volunteering their time daily, weekly and/or monthly to manage the requirements and responsibilities of the Chapter. The positions are volunteer/non‐ paid positions, nor do directors and officers receive discounts or price breaks for their efforts. Candidates should be current on their membership dues, have no legal or criminal issues and be able to demonstrate they meet all requirements of the ACFE’s Code of Ethics.

    Additional information regarding specific responsibilities and time-frames for each position are available upon request. Responsibilities may change as the Chapter adapts to accommodate its growing membership.

    Nomination and Voting Process

    Nominations close on Sunday, July 29, 2018. A web‐based ballot will be sent to all active members of the Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE. Election results will be announced at the September luncheon and via email. Those pursuing one or more positions should review the responsibilities and understand the commitment required.

    Candidate Bio and Photo

    Candidates should send their bio with a photo to Chapter Secretary, Beverly Perilloux at bperilloux@bkd.com along with the position(s) in which they are interested listing why they are the best candidate. Please use “Houston ACFE Nominations” as your subject line.

    Want to be President?

    Contact current Chapter President Chrysti Ziegler at Chrysti.Ziegler@genlp.com to schedule an interview.


    Houston Area ACFE Chapter
    PO Box 22853
    Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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