What is a Certified Fraud Examiner?

Senior Manager Jenn King now has gained a CFE certification – she is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

A CFE is a qualified anti-fraud professional who investigates financial records to find financial crimes or fraudulent activities. The credential is recognized worldwide for professional fraud investigators and enables Jenn to aid in the prevention, detection, and investigation of business fraud.

A fraud examiner assists firms in defending themselves from financial losses, reputational harm, and legal implications linked with fraudulent actions by utilizing their specific knowledge and skills.

Forensic accounting differs from the traditional audit of financial statements. The traditional audit involves the assurance of financial statements and whether the appropriate accounting policies are applied. Forensic accounting involves the review of financial records to address allegations, disputes, and more.

CFEs are not also required to be CPAs. Jenn being a CPA and having her CFE credential will allow her to perform fraud assessments to a higher level of competence.

In the current global economy, the types and volume of business fraud is rapidly changing. This is where Jenn’s expertise comes in to aid in combating criminal activity.