The Office of Finance and Administration has been promoting ongoing training and awareness programs within its departments to help prevent fraudulent activity on campus. An important part of this has been to encourage employees from various areas of finance to pursue the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.
In May, Vanessa Whitman, accounts payable manager, received designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). To become a CFE, she had to pass a 500 question exam which covered four major disciplines: 1) Fraud prevention and deterrence; 2) Financial transactions and fraud schemes; 3) Investigations; and 4) Law. In addition, a CFE must meet high academic and professional requirements and be of high moral character.
Vanessa joins Clarice Anderson, a buyer in Procurement Services, as designated Certified Fraud Examiners in the finance departments at UALR.