Accounting fraud is happening globally, so skills in exposing bribery, embezzlement, corruption and criminal manipulation of accounting records are in high demand.
Those training for accounting careers as well as professionals in accounting, law enforcement and other target industries where there is high potential for financial abuses will benefit from accounting course work and preparation for certification by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
About the CFE Credential
ACFE reports that, in a recent study by Robert Half International, a leading specialist in financial staffing, the CFE is listed as one of the most marketable credentials today. [It is recognized internationally.] And according to the 2010-2011 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals, CFEs earn nearly 22 per cent more than their non-certified colleagues.
The ACFE has established partnerships with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
According to Joseph L. Ford, former associate deputy director of the FBI, “Applicants who possess the CFE designation possess a skill deemed critical to the FBI and will continue to be recruited by the FBI.”