• ACFE Faculty


    Bethmara Kessler, CFE
    Bethmara Kessler

    Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies and process transformation. Kessler is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council and is the former Chair of the ACFE Board of Regents. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Baruch College in New York.

    Kessler is the former head of integrated global services (IGS) for the Campbell Soup Company. Her career spans more than 30 years in positions that include Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive and Enterprise Risk Management Head. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information technology and corporate investigations in companies including EY, Avon Products, Nabisco, EMI Group, LBrands, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group and Warner Music Group. 

    Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE's Fraud Examiners Manual and "Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business" as well as several articles that have appeared in Internal Auditor Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy and other specialty publications