Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:39

AAB’s Sean McAuley Earns CFE Credential

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, is delighted to announce that Sean McAuley, who heads up the firm’s Fraud Prevention & Investigation and independent Whistleblowing service lines, has successfully achieved the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. This achievement is awarded by The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. In order to become a CFE, Sean has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE, and is now one of only a handful of CFEs in Scotland.

Sean has successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and has demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: fraudulent financial transactions, fraud prevention and deterrence, legal elements of fraud and fraud investigation.

He joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification. CFEs have the ability to: examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions; interview suspects to obtain information and confessions; write investigation reports; advise clients as to their findings; testify at trial; understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud. A.E. Feldman, a leading executive search firm, states that the CFE “has emerged as the gold standard in the area of fraud.”

Upon receiving the credential Sean commented “I am delighted to now be CFE accredited and to be part of this global anti-fraud community, who are respected across the world. The CFE is an internationally established and recognised qualification which is very valuable as we work with clients all over the world. The recognition and knowledge gained from the CFE will assist us further in ensuring our clients have the correct procedures in place to expose fraud and prevent it from occurring in the first place.”

James Pirrie, Partner at AAB also added “This is a fantastic achievement for Sean, who is now recognised as a world-class anti-fraud expert. Since Sean joined the firm he has demonstrated that he is a leader and expert in the field of fraud prevention and investigation and this achievement recognises his commitment to proficiency and professional excellence. Our team is committed to tackling the global fraud issue by assisting clients to address today’s tough anti-fraud challenges whilst we anticipate the problems of tomorrow and advise them accordingly.”

About the ACFE

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information about the ACFE visit ACFE.com.

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