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  • ACFE Faculty


    Gerard M. Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP
    Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Gerard ZackGerard Zack has provided fraud prevention and investigation, forensic accounting, risk advisory, and internal and external audit services for more than 30 years. He has worked with commercial businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout North America and Europe. Prior to starting his own practice in 1990, Gerry was an audit manager with a large international public accounting firm. As founder and president of Zack, P.C., he has led numerous fraud investigations and designed customized fraud risk management programs for a diverse client base. Through Zack, P.C., he also provides outsourced internal audit services, enterprise risk management, fraud, compliance and operational risk assessments, and internal control consulting services. Visit for more information about Zack, P.C. Gerry also has served as Chief Operating and Compliance Officer for an international organization based in Washington, D.C. 

    Mr. Zack is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), and has focused most of his career on anti-fraud and audit services. In addition to serving clients, Gerry has served on the faculty of the ACFE since 2006, providing anti-fraud training in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is the 2009 recipient of the ACFE’s James Baker Speaker of the Year Award. In 2013 Gerry was elected by the CFE membership of the ACFE to serve a 2014-2015 term on the ACFE’s Board of Regents. 

    Gerry is the author of three books published by John Wiley & Sons: Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation (2013), Fair Value Accounting Fraud: New Global Risks and Detection Techniques (2009), and Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection (2003). He is also the principal author of the ACFE course Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis, and has contributed to several other course materials. He is the author of numerous articles on fraud and teaches seminars on fraud prevention and detection for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He has provided customized internal staff training on specialized auditing issues, including fraud detection in audits, for more than 50 CPA firms. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences, including the Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, and conferences sponsored by many other groups, such as the AICPA. 

    Gerry also is the founder of the Nonprofit Resource Center, through which he provides anti-fraud training and consulting and financial management tools specifically geared toward the unique internal control and financial management needs of nonprofit organizations. Visit for more information about NRC. 

    Mr. Zack earned his M.B.A. in Finance at Loyola University in Maryland and his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He can be contacted at (301) 987-0287 or by email at