The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
With 75,000+ members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by pre-eminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.
The UK chapter was formed in 1996 following the closure of what was originally the ACFE European Chapter. Since then we have been building in strength, with over 1,000 members growing year on year.
The CFE credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk.
CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place. They have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud.
The ACFE confirms its dedication to the anti-fraud profession by providing timely world-class educational tools and resources to specialists around the world. Whether you are an experienced fraud practitioner, new to the anti-fraud profession or a business executive who simply needs to stay informed, everyone will benefit from our resources and tools. Develop new skills, enhance your anti-fraud mind set and expand existing fraud knowledge through a variety of training vehicles.
The ACFE Supports
The ACFE offers its members professional accreditation so they can enhance their capabilities and position themselves as leaders in the anti-fraud community. The path to certification is challenging, so the ACFE has a dynamic Member Services Team ready to support you along the way. We provide practical solutions to those engaged in fighting fraud, scholarship opportunities, and offers special membership savings to educators and students.
The ACFE Unites
The ACFE puts anti-fraud professionals in touch with their peers and colleagues locally and globally. By offering multiple opportunities for networking including seminars, conferences, online discussion forums, local chapter events, e-newsletters and more, ACFE members can share insights and ideas with fellow anti-fraud professionals, anywhere in the world, in an instant. Become a member and unite in the fight against fraud.
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The latest on-line edition of FRAUD MAGAZINE, the ACFE's own bi-monthly publication, may be accessed by clicking here.