• Professional Development Committee

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    Professional Development Committee

    Purpose
    The purpose of the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to provide input and guidance that helps ACFE develop and promote anti-fraud education for practitioners in accounting, auditing, investigation, management, business and criminal justice. The committee will serve as a liaison between the association and practitioners.

    Composition 

    The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five and no more than seventeen members, including a Chair and vice-Chair. Members of the committee, including the Chair and vice-Chair, shall be selected and appointed by the Board of Regents. Both the Chair and vice-Chair must be Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing. To balance expertise and experience from various disciplines, the committee should include at least one representative from each of the following disciplines or entities:
     

    An auditor or forensics specialist with a large, international public accounting firm

    An auditor with a local sized public accounting firm

    A sole proprietor of a fraud services firm

    An internal audit manager or director from a Fortune 1000 company

    An audit committee member or ethics/compliance officer of a large organization (public, private, government, non-profit)

    An investigator with a Fortune 500 company who actively works on international cases

    An insurance investigator presently employed at an insurance company

    A healthcare investigator working for the government or a healthcare facility

    An investigator in a large financial institution or in a government agency that regulates or investigates the banking industry

    A federal law enforcement officer working in an economic crime unit or for an OIG

    A local or state law enforcement officer working in an economic crime unit

    An expert in computer network security and/or cyber crime

    An expert in computer forensics and data recovery


    Members of the Committee shall serve one-year terms. The Board of Regents may appoint a replacement for any member who is removed or otherwise unable to complete his or her term of office, and the replacement shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. Each member of the Committee shall continue to serve on the Committee until a successor is appointed or the Committee is terminated.

    Specific Duties
    The Professional Development Committee is charged with:   

    Collaborating on current developments in regulation, engagement management, fraud trends, and other issues faced by practitioners in order to enhance ACFE’s development of current anti-fraud education.

    Provide feedback and suggestions for educational content and speakers for ACFE events.

    Provide information on how to continuously increase the value of the CFE credential.

    Suggest how to continuously communicate to the public and sell management of all types of organizations on why their fraud specialists are valuable or should be hired.

    Developing an agenda for the Annual Committee Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Committee members are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting if possible.


    Conference Calls
    Conference calls will be held on a quarterly basis, generally on the third Thursday of the month. Agenda items will be solicited thirty days prior to the call; and the agenda will be distributed to the committee ten days prior to the call. Additional calls may be scheduled as needed to address specific issues requiring more discussion.

    Meetings
    Meetings may be conducted in person or by conference call. The Committee Chair shall give reasonable notice to all Committee members of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any Committee meeting. The Chair shall call and preside at all meetings, and be responsible for ensuring that minutes are recorded and distributed to Committee members. When the Chair is absent, unable to act, or refuses to act, the Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair.

    Quorum
    The attendance by a majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Committee business. No action may be approved by the Committee without the vote of at least a majority of the number of Committee members required to constitute a quorum.

    Chair Job Description 
    The Chair will support the ACFE in the accomplishment of the Professional Development Committee objectives.

    Chair Qualifications
    The Chair must be an anti-fraud practitioner with the CFE designation who is in good standing. Other qualifications include: significant experience in anti-fraud services; recognized leader or authority in his or her field; seriously concerned about best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; highly recommended by peers as substantial member of the association.

    Chair Duties  

    Preside over each committee meeting and, along with ACFE staff and other committee members, creates the agenda of topics for each meeting. Agenda should be distributed at least 10 days in advance of each meeting.

    Identifies and recommends potential committee members.

    Submits written reports to the Board of Regents summarizing committee activities and recommendations when necessary.

    Oversees the logistics of committee's operations and works closely with the staff liaison and CEO.

    Assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda and runs the meetings, and ensures distribution of meeting minutes.


    Term of Office
    The Chair shall serve a one-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Chair position is reviewed annually, to ensure continuing commitment.

     

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    Vice Chair Job Description

    Vice Chair Qualifications
    The Vice Chair must be an anti-fraud practitioner with the CFE credential who is in good standing. Other qualifications include: significant experience in anti-fraud higher education; recognized leader or authority in their field; seriously concerned about best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; highly recommended by their peers as substantial members of the association. 
     

    Vice Chair Duties

    Performs Chair responsibilities when the Chair cannot be available (see Chair Job Description)

    Reports to the Committee’s Chair

    Works closely with the Chair and other staff

    Participates closely with the Chair to develop and implement officer transition plans.


    Term of Office
    The Vice Chair shall serve a one-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Vice Chair position is reviewed annually, to ensure continuing commitment.

     

    Member Job Description

    Member Qualifications
    Significant experience in anti-fraud higher education; recognized leader or authority in their field; seriously concerned about best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; highly recommended by their peers as substantial members of the association.

    Member Duties

    Regularly attends conference calls and important related meetings.

    Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.

    Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

    Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.

    Gets to know other committee members and builds a working relationship that contributes to consensus.

    Be an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.