• ACFE Faculty

    Andi McNeal, CFE, CPA
    Director of Research
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    Andi McNeal

    Andi McNeal, CFE, CPA, is the Director of Research for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where she oversees the development and production of educational materials related to the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. Ms. McNeal is co-author of the ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, a bi-annual report on the costs and effects of occupational fraud. Additionally, she is the author of the recurring “What’s Your Fraud IQ?” article series in the Journal of Accountancy and has authored numerous other fraud-related articles published in the CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, and Fraud Magazine. Ms. McNeal previously served as the lecturer for the Fraud Examination course at the University of Texas.


    Prior to joining the staff of the ACFE in 2004, Ms. McNeal worked as a Certified Public Accountant at a regional accounting firm in Jacksonville, Florida, where she performed audit, tax, and consulting services for small-business clients in a variety of industries.


    Ms. McNeal graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with her bachelor’s of arts in accounting. She also holds a master’s of accountancy from the University of North Florida. She is a past recipient of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Excellence Award, and is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.