In May 2018, the ACFE Mentoring Program opened for enrollment. The program connects mentees to CFEs from all over the world who can offer a wealth of resources, experiences, advice and guidance.
1,120 hours volunteered by mentors
Making friends and meeting goals
Janet Miller and Lisa Smith joined the ACFE Mentoring Program when it first opened for enrollment. Janet signed up as a mentor because she hoped to inspire someone in their efforts to detect and prevent fraud. Lisa signed up as a mentee because she needed structure and one-on-one guidance to study for and pass the CFE Exam.
It was clear from their first phone call that their personalities clicked.
Janet provided study techniques and kept Lisa focused on her goals in a positive way. Lisa stayed proactive throughout the six-month session and attended regular check-in meetings to keep moving forward toward her goal. In August, Lisa met her goal and earned the CFE credential. Today, Janet and Lisa have no doubt their friendship will be lifelong. The ACFE Mentoring Program led them to their first success story together, but they know it will be one of many along the way.
“There have been many rewarding parts of our journey together, but the most rewarding was the day Lisa passed the CFE Exam and successfully achieved one of her goals.”
— Janet Miller, CFE, Mentor
Supporting future fraud fighters
The ACFE Foundation supports students who want to pursue a career in fraud examination. Each year, ACFE Chapters and individual members donate money to fund the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, which provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths.
$70,226 raised by chapters for the ACFE Foundation
In October 2018, ACFE members collaborated online and started a new group in the ACFE Community dedicated to fraud risk management. In this group, members can discuss how to perform fraud risk assessments, implement best practices and raise fraud risk management awareness in their organizations.
Fraud Risk Management was the most engaged community group of 2018
“Instead of trying to ‘reinvent the wheel’ every time a fraud risk management issue arises, ACFE members have a place to go to get help, support and advice.”
— Dave Cotton, 2018 CFE of the Year,
Fraud Risk Management Group Leader