Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Perth   

ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated, Western Australia

Upcoming local and international events

 

Past events

March 2019


ACFE Perth Sundowner event

When: Thursday, 21 March 2019

From: 5pm

Where: The Aviary, Perth CBD, 140 William Street

Price: nil - buy your own drinks


Casual sundowner event for the ACFE Perth members and ACFE Perth Chapter friends. Feel free to drop by for a drink and catch up with the ACFE members and Board members.

November 2018

Following on from International Fraud Awareness Week (November 11 - 17 2018), ACFE Perth Chapter is hosting the following event:

Event -  Informal panel discussion on how fraud impacts SME’s.

Venue -  Deloitte, Brookfield Tower 2, Level 9, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Time -  5.30pm start 

Duration -  45 minutes, with networking drinks afterwards at Print Hall 

Date -  Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cost -  Complimentary, gold coin donation option at door

We will start from 5.30pm an informal panel discussion with:

  • Wayne Stone, Head of Business Integrity at HBF Limited, will discuss the traits of a typical fraudster
  • Hollie Ponton, Head of Forensic Accounting at Avior Consulting, will discuss the fraud risk profile of SME's, including real life case studies;
  • Richard Boddington, Principal at Forensics Australia, will discuss the benefits of digital forensic readiness with recent SME case studies; and
  • Eve Switka, Manager at Avior Consulting, will discuss how fraud interacts with director duties.

Our focus will be on how fraud affects SME's and what SME's can do to mitigate fraud risk.


August 2018

Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - Annual General Meeting, Election of Office Bearers and CFE Credential presentation.

Location: RSM Australia, Level 32, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000

Time: 5:30 sharp


June 2018

Presenters: Ben Arnold, Director of A&P Advisory, and Hollie Ponton, Head of Forensic Accounting at Avior Consulting

Time: 5.15pm pre event drinks at Print Hall, then move to Deloitte's office for a 6pm presentation start

Date: Wednesday 13th of June

Venue: Deloitte, Brookfield Place, Tower 2, Level 7 123 St Georges Terrace


A presentation to discuss and analyse the ACFE 2018 Report to the Nations: Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse to with two current ACFE Perth Board members, Hollie Ponton and Ben Arnold.


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has released their 2018 Report to the Nations: Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. The report is the 10th edition of the largest global study on occupational fraud, involving 2,690 real cases of occupational fraud from 125 countries. 23 major industry categories were included in the report, exploring the costs, schemes, victims and perpetrators of fraud.


Hollie and Ben will discuss the key findings from the 2018 Report to the Nations including preventative and detective fraud techniques, regional specific results. who is perpetrating fraud and the current common identification techniques. We will also encourage discussion to share insights as to what the results mean for fraud professional and our organisations.


April 2018

Proudly sponsored by Lavan

Presenter: Iain Freeman, Partner at Lavan - Cyber Risk and Data Protection

Location: Lavan, Level 20, The Quadrant, 1 William Street, Perth

Time: 5:30 pm

Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018

Venue: Complimentary nibbles and drinks provided post event


Are you at risk of data breach? What are your obligations under the recent changes to the Privacy Act for mandatory reporting of a data breach? What constitutes a data breach?


Lavan has a dedicated Cyber Risk and Data Protection team, led by Iain Freeman, which is focused on assisting clients to mitigate their cyber risk, potential exposure to a data breach, and reporting of any such breaches.


There were changes effective from 22 February 2018 to the Privacy Act which affect both the company and the personal responsibility of directors and senior management to provide mandatory reporting in certain circumstances to the Privacy Commissioner and to the individuals involved, if the company is the subject of a data breach


Iain will run us through the following questions (and answers!) you should ask yourself and your clients:


  • Does the company have an annual turnover of $3m or more?
  • If it does, are you aware that with effect from 22 February 2018 there were amendments to the Privacy Act that affect both the company and the personal responsibility of directors and senior management to provide mandatory reporting in certain circumstances to the Privacy Commissioner and to the individuals involved, if the company is the subject of a data breach?
  • Are you also aware that relevant data breaches are not limited only to such malicious acts as theft or hacking? Notifiable breaches may arise from internal errors or failure to follow internal policies that result in accidental loss or disclosure. Many of the prominent data breaches that have occurred were a result of internal errors and failures to follow internal processes.


Do you or have in place:

i. a policy to identify security risks to personal information that you or your members hold?

ii. a policy to evaluate in a systematic way whether your existing information systems align with good privacy practice and legal obligation?

iii. policies that implement practices and procedures to reduce the risk of information security?

iv. proper training in this regard?

v. a designated officer responsible for the policy procedures training and auditing?

vi. appropriate responses in the event that you find there has been a data breach? Those responses need to be ready almost instantaneously.

vii. protocols and procedures that can rapidly be put into place to either cease the loss of data or mitigate the consequences of the loss of data?


February 2018

Presenter: Dan Hutchens, Principal RSM Australia Pty Ltd,

and Rod Sherwood CEO of CVCheck

Location: RSM Australia, Level 32, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000

Time: 5:30 sharp, (before 5.30 as access to our floor will require a pass after that time)

Date: Wednesday 21st of February

Nibbles and drinks provided.


“How the did this happen?”: Using forensic, internal audit and other techniques to help Boards and Executives recover from fraud and misconduct events.


November 2017
Insurance Fraud - What is it and How is it Detected?
Date Thursday 16 November, 2017 5.30pm to 7.00pm
RAC Building 832 Wellington Street, Perth.
Presenters: Glen Walker and Jay Properjohn (RAC)

November 2017
Digital Forensics (and CCTV) Workshop
Date: Thursday 23 November, 2017
Western Power, 363 Wellington Street, Perth
5.30pm to 7.00pm.
Presenters: Richard Boddington and Gordon McMeikan - Digital Forensics Institute

October 2017

ACFE Perth is to host an event proudly sponsored by Lavan and Avior Consulting.

Date: Tuesday 10th October

Host: Lavan

Presenters:

(1) Warren Baillie, Company Secretary Woodside and Vice President Governance Institute of Australia

(2) Jane Gouvernet, Associate Director, Advisory, BDO (former Regional Commissioner of ASIC) and,

(3) Wayne Stone, Head of Pharmacy – Executive Manager & General Manager Benefits HBF

Topic:

“Why does Corporate Culture matter in fraud control; The Antecedents and Consequences of Top Management Fraud; Fraud by top management is a topic that has stirred public interest, concern, and controversy; What are the consequences of management fraud on various stakeholder groups such as shareholders, debtholders, managers, local communities, and society; Where to from here;

Corporate Culture is becoming a key performance metric in many organisations and arguably for all the right reasons. So how does corporate culture assist in the prevention of fraud?”


August 2017

ACFE Perth to host an event on 30 August 2017 (Sponsored by Deloitte) 

Topic: Third Party Governance

Presenters: Ben Arnold and Alistair Purt

Location: Deloitte Conference Suite, Level 9, Tower 2, Brookfield Place, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Trust is an integral element of all business relationships. Like it or not, third parties hold the key to your reputation and success. A contract is simply a promise written on a piece of paper.  But its true worth lies not in legality but in the relationship of trust within which it was signed. We will use our industry experience to guide you through the common pitfalls and success factors of embedding a governance and monitoring framework for joint ventures, contractors and suppliers.

Join us afterwards for light refreshment at the Trustee Bar, Brookfield Place for fellowship and networking.


May 2017

ACFE Perth to host an event (Sponsored by Deloitte)

Date:

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 

Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Location: Deloitte Conference Suite, Level 9, Tower 2, Brookfield Place, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Topic: "Ethics - are they just trumped up platitudes?"

Presenter: Dr Alan Byrne, FGIA, Manager Government, Lotterywest

Alan has over 30 years’ international management experience gained in the private and public sectors. Alan is also a casual lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate level concentrating on business strategy and leadership. He is the author of several published articles focusing on ethics and morality and is the author of "Understanding our life in organisations: Telling it like it is".