• Thursday-Friday, June 25-26 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


    CPE Credit: 16

    Level: Basic

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    To be successful in the fight against fraud, auditors and investigators must work together. The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar brings these two perspectives together for a series of joint general sessions and breaks into separate sessions for each of the respective professional roles. Through exploring anti-fraud topics and sharing best practices across disciplines, you will sharpen your existing skills and learn the techniques necessary for effective fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Plan and conduct a fraud risk assessment
    • Recognize the warning signs of occupational fraud schemes
    • Conduct informational and admission-seeking interviews
    • Use the internet as an investigative tool during fraud examinations
    • Obtain information from internal sources and public records
    • Recognize auditors’ fraud-related responsibilities and the sources of relevant professional standards
    • Use analytical techniques to uncover the red flags of fraud
    • Navigate legal issues related to fraud examination
    • Prepare effective fraud examination reports
    Allen Brown
    Allen Brown, CFE, CPA-Retired

    Former Assistant Legislative Auditor, Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office

    Allen Brown is the former assistant legislative auditor for local government services for the state of Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position, he oversaw local government audits and directed the investigative audit group. During his tenure with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor he participated in hundreds of fraud investigations including one that resulted in the closing of a state agency. Brown retired from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office in January of 2014.

    Jason Zirkle
    Jason Zirkle, CFE

    Training Director, ACFE

    Jason Zirkle is the training director for the ACFE and has 8 years of experience in fraud and money laundering investigations. Prior to working for the ACFE, Zirkle was an intelligence analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he worked alongside Texas Rangers and DPS special agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations. These included money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling and other white-collar crimes. He also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking.

    In 2019, Zirkle joined the ACFE to serve as its training director, where he teaches ACFE training courses and assists in updating ACFE training curriculum.

  • Allen Brown
    Allen Brown, CFE, CPA-Retired

    Former Assistant Legislative Auditor, Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office

    Allen Brown is the former assistant legislative auditor for local government services for the state of Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position, he oversaw local government audits and directed the investigative audit group. During his tenure with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor he participated in hundreds of fraud investigations including one that resulted in the closing of a state agency. Brown retired from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office in January of 2014.

  • Jason Zirkle
    Jason Zirkle, CFE

    Training Director, ACFE

    Jason Zirkle is the training director for the ACFE and has 8 years of experience in fraud and money laundering investigations. Prior to working for the ACFE, Zirkle was an intelligence analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he worked alongside Texas Rangers and DPS special agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations. These included money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling and other white-collar crimes. He also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking.

    In 2019, Zirkle joined the ACFE to serve as its training director, where he teaches ACFE training courses and assists in updating ACFE training curriculum.

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