Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Perth   

ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated, Western Australia

About the Perth Chapter

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Founder - John Holan

John Holan completed his ACFE certification in 2006.

He founded the ACFE Perth Chapter in 2012 and was President of the Chapter until 2016.

John has spent the past 12 years in roles which have included performance reviews/audits, consulting, risk management, business development and financial crime investigations/intelligence, including forensic accounting, fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption and other matters.

Members in Western Australia

The Perth Chapter has continued to grow since inception, with memberships ranging from government, private practice, in-house risk and fraud detection, to financial institutions.

The Board Members are made up of diverse professionals both in industry and practice.

Find out more about the current Board Members here

The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is a credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE association is a provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE seeks to reduce business fraud world-wide and to inspire public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. CFE training involves imparting knowledge of complex financial transactions and understanding of forensic methods, law, and of how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are trained to understand how and why fraud occurs.


To become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), one must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Associate Member of the ACFE in good standing
  • Meet minimum academic and professional requirements (Undergraduate Degree + Master's degree or Professional Designation(s) and Professional Experience)
  • Be of high moral character
  • Agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


ACFE members represent a diverse range of professions:

  • 27% Auditing
  • 23% CA or CPA
  • 20% Fraud Examiner/Investigator
  • 20% Governance, Risk, Management and Compliance
  • 4% Security/Loss Prevention
  • 2% Corporate Management
  • 2% Legal Professional
  • 2% Controller
  • 2% Educator
  • 1% IT Professional
  • 7% Other


ACFE members are from a wide array of industries:

  • 19% Government
  • 18% Financial Institutions
  • 13% Other
  • 12% CA or CPA firm
  • 7% Services
  • 5% Manufacturing
  • 5% Management Consultants
  • 4% Law Enforcement
  • 4% Insurance
  • 4% Education
  • 4% Health Care
  • 3% Law/Legal Services
  • 2% Nonprofit