The Fraud Examiner
CFE Works Alongside Law Enforcement to Champion Ethics
ACFE Member Profile
Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA
Director of Ethics and Compliance
Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, first became interested in
becoming a fraud examiner after hearing about a fraud case in a CPE course.
Since then, she’s worked in a variety of careers leading up to her current role
as director of ethics and compliance at Cox Communications. Simon says since
becoming a CFE she’s used the credential to strengthen and expand her role. “I
have been able to work with law enforcement to put together evidence books for
prosecution,” she said. “I am seen as an expert and am well respected by my
boss, my VP and the law enforcement officials that I work with.”
How did you become
passionate about fighting fraud?
My passion started when I went to a continuing education
class for my CPA license and they talked about a fraud case study. The course
sparked my interest, so I went back to my company and looked into the CFE
certification. Once certified, I joined EY’s fraud investigation and dispute services
group. I’ve taken those learnings to the subsequent companies I have worked for
and applied them to my current role now.
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