Below are the general duties for chapter directors, officers and committee members. Additional duties may vary with each chapter.
Board of Directors
The board is the governing body of the chapter and its actions are final, unless otherwise specifically provided for in the chapter bylaws. The board performs any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, the articles of incorporation, the chapter handbook, or the chapter bylaws. The board supervises all officers, agents, and members of the chapter to assure that their duties for the chapter are performed properly. The board is responsible for making available all financial records of the chapter to any member or to ACFE upon reasonable request.
Only Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing may hold the office of president. The president is the chief executive officer of the chapter, and when present, presides at all meetings of the chapter. He or she exercises general supervision and management of the affairs of the chapter; consults with and informs other officers and directors, members, and ACFE of significant events; makes an annual report to the members of the chapter and ACFE; and performs other duties prescribed by the board of directors as well as all duties incident to the office of president and chief executive officer.
The vice president reports to the president and assumes the duties of the president in his or her absence. When the vice president acts in place of the president, the vice president has all the powers of and is subject to all the restrictions upon the president. The vice president is responsible for other duties that president or the board of directors delegate from time to time. The vice president must be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing. The board may vote to allow associate members to hold the office of vice president.
The secretary reports to the president and keeps the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the board of directors; sees that all notices are given in accordance with the provisions of the chapter bylaws or as may be required by law; is custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the chapter; maintains the membership records of the chapter, and in general performs all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the board of directors. The secretary must be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing.
The treasurer reports to the president and is responsible for all financial records maintained by the chapter. All moneys received by the chapter as well as disbursements therefrom, are the responsibility of the treasurer. He or she will ensure that any funds received are properly deposited for safekeeping to the credit of the chapter; that all disbursements are properly approved; that the board is kept advised of the status of the accounting of funds; and otherwise perform appropriate duties to see that the assets of the chapter are properly safeguarded. The treasurer produces annual financial statements of the chapter and submits them to the board and to ACFE within three months of the end of the chapter’s fiscal year, and in general performs such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the board of directors. The treasurer must be a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in good standing.
Many chapters have committees of their own to assist the officers with chapter activities. Committees may be tasked with membership duties, event planning, speakers’ bureaus, and other tasks as needed. Committee members must be members of the ACFE in good standing to participate.
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