December 2017 Training Event

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Our December 2017 Training Event, Charting the Course for 2018, included three speakers addressing internal audit processes and fraud trends.  Jelena Majkic of Raytheon approached fraud from the internal audit perspective in Combating Fraud: Trends & Techniques.  Ellen Lux of Raytheon spoke to process improvement in internal audit including Six Sigma and Lean in Five Ways to Improve the Process.  Tom O'Reilly from Auditboard spoke on the Practice of Internal Audit, and spoke on effective risk assessments and internal audit processes.  We also collected $335 in donations by cash and check to RI Community food bank along with over 10 pounds of canned goods. Many thanks to Jelena, Ellen and Tom for their insights, and thank you to our attendees for their generosity!    
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Need CPE before year end?

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If you need additional CPE credits before the end of the year, the ACFE has some training available, including online self-study, archived webinars and even a couple of classes next week in Las Vegas.  The online self study member pricing ranges from around $69 for two credit classes to around $159 for six credit classes (member pricing).
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2017 Excellence Awards

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 ACFE RI Excellence Awards.  We honored our excellence award recipient and our speaker of the year.  We also awarded our annual scholarship, congratulated new CFEs, and had some great training. 2017 ACFE RI Excellence Award This year, we are pleased to honor Matthew Amsden Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigations. Special Agent Amsden was selected for his work in a case involving $2.6M Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme perpetrated by a Pawtucket supermarket owner.  Each year, our Excellence awards honors an individual or individuals who have: played a significant role in the prevention, detection, or investigation of fraud;  made a substantial recovery or savings due to his or her role in a fraud examination; contributed significantly to the discipline…
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