Sol Schwartz & Associates is proud to announce that the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, has awarded Cesar Mejia, CPA, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a CFE, Cesar met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.
Mejia joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification. They have successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and have demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud:
- Fraudulent financial transactions
- Fraud prevention and deterrence
- Legal elements of fraud
- Fraud investigation
“We are very proud of Cesar on achieving this accomplishment,” said Jeff Albrecht, (former) Managing Shareholder. “The CFE is the most respected industry certification for fraud prevention professionals. Cesar’s achievement of this credential greatly deepens our capabilities regarding fraud detection and prevention, and in forensic accounting.”
What is the CFE Credential?
The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized and accepted worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession. Credential earners must pass a rigorous four-part examination covering the major disciplines that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge: Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, Investigation and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence.
CFEs 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 investigative techniques, law and how to resolve allegations of fraud.
Those who earn the CFE credential demonstrate expertise in fraud prevention, detection and investigation; understand the underlying factors that motivate people to commit fraud; and are trained to identify red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. They are able to trace fraudulent transactions, interview suspects to obtain information and confessions, write investigation reports, advise clients on their findings and testify at trial.
The CFE credential is documented evidence of expertise and experience, representing a high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism. ACFE research indicates that organizations with CFEs on staff uncover fraud 50 percent sooner and experience fraud losses that are significantly smaller than organizations that do not have CFEs on staff.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is home to nearly 60,000 Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who come from diverse professional and personal backgrounds and serve in nearly every sector and industry around the world.
These CFEs use their training and involvement with the ACFE to hone their anti-fraud skills, advance their careers and find professional satisfaction.