Upcoming Events

ACFE Chapter Meeting 23 August 2017 – Workplace investigations & obtaining freezing orders

The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017 at the offices of BDO at level 10, 12 Creek St Brisbane at 5:30PM.

The speaker will be Jonathon Hadley to speak on undertaking workplace investigations & obtaining freezing orders from a legal perspective.

The presentation will cover fraud in the workplace in the accounts payable function of a business with a particular focus on ghost suppliers and invoice skimming. A real life hypothetical case study will be examined to demonstrate how an effective workplace investigation should be undertaken to ensure legal risk to an employer is minimised.

Jonathon is a partner in the corporate advisory group Gadens and has 13 years’ experience in employment, industrial relations and workplace health and safety. I take this opportunity to thank BDO for hosting this event and Jonathon for making his time available.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Please register through Eventbrite to assist with the event organisation.

Eventbrite - October 2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting and AGM – 7 June

The latest meeting of the Brisbane chapter of the ACFE was held at the offices of McGrathNicol on the 5th of April where we had an expert panel discussing many of the different aspects of financial fraud. We had approximately 30 persons attending which contributed to a great discussion and networking opportunities which continued well after the formal meeting concluded.

The next meeting will be hosted by McCullough Robertson at their offices at level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle St Brisbane at 5:30PM on June 7. The details of the speaker and topic are being finalised and a further notification will be sent out as soon as possible. We take this opportunity to thank both McGrathNicol and McCullough Robertson for their support of the Brisbane Chapter of the ACFE.

The next meeting will incorporate the Annual General Meeting of the chapter at approximately 6:30PM. This is traditionally a short event and all are welcome to attend. Should any person wish to stand as a member of the committee, please let me know and I will forward the necessary documents for your nomination.

Dr Sally Ernst has indicated she wishes to step down from the role of secretary and take a place as a general committee member. I take this opportunity to thank Sally for her hard work in keeping the chapter afloat. Anyone keen to become secretary?

The 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference is being held in Nashville between 18- 23 July. Further details can be located at the conference web site at http://www.fraudconference.com. Several chapter members have attended the global conference in the past and highly recommend attendance. For those unable to attend this event, the Asia Pacific conference will be held in Hong Kong between the 17th and 19th of September.

Next Meeting: Wednesday June 7 2017 at 5:30PM

Where: McCullough Robertson at level 11, Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle St Brisbane

Time: 5:30PM

Graeme Edwards

Brisbane ACFE Informal drinks – Friday 24 March 2017

As part of our ongoing initiative to develop professional networks within our current, past and future chapter members you are invited to join the Brisbane chapter of the ACFE for an informal drink (or two…) between 4pm and 6pm on Friday 24th of March at the Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City (Outdoor bar area as you enter from the main Eagle Street entrance).

Please note that this is a free, non-sponsored event so there is no need to RSVP for this event but be mindful that you are responsible for your own tab.

Graeme Edwards
President, ACFE Brisbane Chapter
on behalf of the entire ACFE Brisbane Chapter Committee


Upcoming ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meetings

5.30pm Wednesday, 26th October 2016

With special thanks to our sponsor PPB Advisory

Eventbrite - October 2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting

Past chapter meetings

2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday, 31st August 2016

With special thanks to our sponsor Kordamentha

Our members enjoyed the largest turnout to date at our Brisbane ACFE Chapter Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday 31st, August 2016, where for our Professional Development Kordamentha’s David Lehmann, CFE and Brendan Read presented on Fraud – the first 48hours. A great evening was had by all.

2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Annual General Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday, 29th June 2016

With special thanks to our sponsors DLA Piper and Offermans

Our Annual General Meeting  and Chapter Meeting was held 5.30pm Wednesday 29th, June 2016, where for our Professional Development David Morgan, Principal and Head of PKF Forensic and Risk Services, and one of our founding ACFE Brisbane Chapter members, presented on how organisations can better manage fraud and subsequently reduce their financial exposure. The Chapter’s progress over the past year and future direction were presented, the incoming board was elected and a good evening was had by all.

ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting – 3rd March, 2016
A very enjoyable and interesting Chapter Meeting 3rd March with special thanks to our members and speaker Dr Adrian Gepp, Assistant Professor Bond University, on lessons and insights from using cutting-edge modelling techniques to detect fraud.

If you would like to register your interest for our events or meetings, or are interested in hosting one, please contact secretary@brisbaneacfe.org.

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