About the Perth Chapter

The ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated greatly appreciates contributions from members wherever possible. We do not receive funding and are not a registered charity. All funds received are maintained in our dedicated Chapter bank account and applied to the Chapter events we hold each year in Perth, Western Australia.

Contributions can be made via EFT to our bank account:



BSB: 036022

Account Number: 475888

March 2021: A special message from our Chapter President Dr Alan Byrne

Dear Members and friends of ACFE,

At a recent Board Meeting of ACFE we discussed strategic initiatives for Calendar year 2021. Creating greater awareness of Perth ACFE and the quality of its membership was a key initiative. Having a professional web site that attracts both members and non-members was viewed as being an essential first step in achieving greater awareness in the Perth CBD. Development of a web site can be expensive and to that end we approached Edith Cowan University (ECU) to see if there was any interest in getting students to develop the ACFE web site as a percentage of their subject grade.

ECU was very supportive and we now have a team of students developing the Perth ACFE web site, under the project management of Troy Williams, and ACFE Board Member. No fees are being levied. However our current web site is not sufficiently resourced to provide the students with the tools necessary to perform their development tasks. THIS IS WHERE YOU, AS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF ACFE, GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP. We need to raise funds to pay for the necessary web resources. There is usually an annual cost with some smaller one-off expenses. In total, per annum, we are looking at less than $500. We are asking you to make a contribution, specifically to assist with the development of the web-site. If we receive more than required, the balance will be put towards the cost for future years. To contribute please note our Chapter bank details listed at the top of this page. Any amount contributed will be greatly appreciated.

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