• ACFE Faculty


    Gerard M. Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA
    Managing Director – Global Forensics
    BDO Consulting
    Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Gerard ZackGerard Zack is a Managing Director in the Global Forensics practice of BDO Consulting and is based in the Washington, DC area office. He has more than 30 years of experience providing fraud prevention, detection and investigation services, as well as forensic accounting, fraud risk assessment and risk management. He also designs fraud awareness training programs for organizations and evaluates corporate anti-fraud programs. His experience also includes numerous financial statement, compliance, internal and vendor audits.

    He has worked with businesses in many industries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies throughout North America and Europe. Prior to joining international firm BDO, Mr. Zack ran his own anti-fraud services firm, Zack, P.C., since founding the practice in 1990. Before 1990 he served as an audit manager with an international public accounting firm. Along the way, Gerry took a two-year hiatus from his practice to serve as Chief Operating and Compliance Officer for an international scientific organization headquartered 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 holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). In addition to serving clients, he has served on the faculty of the ACFE since 2006, providing anti-fraud training in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He is the 2009 recipient of the ACFE’s James Baker Speaker of the Year Award. In 2013 Gerry was elected to serve a two-year term on the ACFE’s Board of Regents for 2014-2015.

    He is also 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 the principal author of the ACFE course Uncovering Fraud with Financial and Ratio Analysis, and has contributed to several other course manuals. He is the author of numerous articles on fraud and related topics as well as a highly sought speaker at international and national conferences, including the ACFE Global Fraud Conference, those sponsored by the AICPA and other groups.

    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 by telephone at +1 (301) 634-0279 or by e-mail at gzack@bdo.com