Ratley is First Teacher in Dawdy Speaker Series in University of Missouri Program

ACFE News 

What’s one of the best ways to inspire budding fraud examiners? Have them meet anti-fraud professionals. 

Accountancy students at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) got to do just that when ACFE President James D. Ratley, CFE, recently visited MU to speak on fraud examination principles and career possibilities. The School of Accountancy in the MU Trulaske College of Business hosted Ratley as the first participant in its Dawdy Speaker Series. MU alumus Jay Dawdy, CFE, CMA, funds the lecture series of distinguished experts in fraud examination and forensic accounting. 

Martin T. Biegelman, CFE, CCEP, ACFE Fellow, will be speaking later this year as part of the series. Criminologist and former senior financial regulator William K. Black, associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, spoke in 2009 after Ratley. (Bernard Madoff whistle-blower Harry Markopolos, CFE, CFA, will speak this year as part of the Orin Ethics Symposium, another School of Accountancy speaker series.)  

The Dawdy Speaker Series coincides with the School of Accountancy’s courses in fraud examination and forensic accounting and the establishment of a new ACFE student chapter in the fall semester of 2009, said Vairam Arunachalam, CFE, CMA, the school’s director. 

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