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Upcoming events

    • December 03, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain
    • 124

    Austin Chapter FALL Seminar

    Join us for our FALL Seminar at Maggiano's in Austin and earn 8 hours of CPE. We have also included two hours of ethics so you can meet the ACFE's ethics requirement for the year!


    • Multinational Compliance and Fraud
    • Public Benefits Trafficking
    • Ethics
    • Round Table

    Session 1: Compliance and Fraud Investigation in a Multinational Corporation

    Rick Schumacher, Senior Global Compliance Investigator, Nissan Motor Company

    This session will cover several topics related to operating in a global role.  Rick will discuss Nissan's multi-regional approach to investigations from the management perspective.  He will also cover hotline management and investigations in a practical context.

    Rick has spent 14 years working as a fraud investigator, first as a state investigator with the Texas Workforce Commission and more recently as a global fraud investigator for Nissan Motor Company.  Prior to his investigative career, Rick was a special operations leader in the U.S. Army, where he focused on cross-cultural communications.  Rick has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Affairs with a focus on compliance.  When not traveling across the globe chasing fraudsters or training compliance teams, Rick works from his home in Austin.          

    Session 2: Benefits Trafficking

    Adrian "Andy" Abrams, Manager - Electronic Benefits Transfer Trafficking Investigations, Office of Inspector General

    This session will look into the various types of trafficking of public benefits and how it affects tax payers.  Andy will provide some indicators and preventative measures each participant can employ.

    Andy has been in law enforcement since 1982.  He is married to Shawana and ha 4 children. Andy started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer for the Athens Police Department.  In 1984 he started a 12-year career with the Texas Department of Public Safety where he provided dignitary protection for Texas Governor's Ann Richards and George W. Bush.  He served as Director of Investigations at Texas Mutual Insurance Company, investigating Workers' Compensation fraud. In July 2004, Andy started his career with the Office of Inspector General where he served as Deputy of Internal Affairs and now manages the Electronic Benefits Transfer Trafficking unit.  He is an avid golfer; if you cannot find him at work, you will most likely find him on the golf course.

    Session 3: The Intersection of Millenial and iGen Ethics

    Carolyn Conn, CPA, CFE, Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting, Texas State University

    The Millenial generation has been analyzed and discussed more than most groups before them.  Now, the spotlight is turning to the "i Generation" (aka, Gen Z). Each group's unique attributes influence their behavior in the workplace and the choices they likely will make when confronted with ethical dilemmas (such as the opportunity to commit fraud).  The intersection of the Millenials, as they become mangers, with the first wave it iGen, as they take their place in the workforce, is important to consider.  This session will provide useful insights about how the two generations' values and ethics may influence the incidence of occupational fraud.

    Carolyn Conn is a CFE and CPA who has spent an equal amount of her career teaching college-level courses and in multiple university administrative positions.  She has served as Payroll and Budget Director, Controller, Associate Vice President of Fiance, and also project co-sponsor of an ERP implementation.  Academic courses she has taught include Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Fraud Examination, and Accounting Ethics.  She also teaches the Accounting Ethics CPE course as approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  This is her first year as a Board member of ACFE Austin.

    Session 4: Round Table Topics

    Details to come.


          8:00 a.m.  -  8:30 a.m.  Registration
          8:30 a.m.  - 10:10a.m.  Compliance and Fraud Investigation in a
                                                      Multinational Corporation

      10:10 a.m.  -  10:20a.m.   Break
       10:20a.m.  -  12:00p.m.   Benefits Trafficking
         12:00p.m.  -  1:00p.m.   Lunch served by Maggiano's
           1:00p.m.  -  2:40p.m.   Ethics
           2:40p.m.  -  2:50p.m.   Break
           2:50p.m.  -  4:30p.m.   Round Table

      Registration Prices:
      Chapter Members: $75.00
      Non-Members: $200.00
      Registration includes lunch. 

      Program Level:  Basic
      Prerequisites:  None
      Advanced Preparation:  None required 


      Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
      10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759


      From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant. 

      The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

      The Austin 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 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:  

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