GCSG announces Jonathan Mellard obtains CFE

GCSG announces that our very own, Jonathan Mellard recently obtained his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification

PRAIRIEVILLE, Louisiana, April 14, 2018 – Global Compliance Solutions Group LLC (GCSG), is pleased to announce that Jonathan Mellard, GCSG's Founder, has recently obtained the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.

"The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.  CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk."(1)

Jonathan has more than 18 years of compliance experience and has extensive U.S. and international audit and investigation experience.  He has experience in export/import audits, anti-bribery/corruption and fraud audits and investigations, drug precursor and distilled spirits compliance, and environmental audits.(3)  In addition to the CFE he also holds a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) certificate.  

"CFEs must pass a rigorous test on the four major disciplines that comprise the fraud examination body of knowledge: Fraud Investigation Methods, Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes, Law, and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence."(1)

For more information:

  • (1) http://www.acfe.com/cfe-skill-set.aspx

  • (2) http://www.acfe.com/about-the-acfe.aspx

  • (3) http://www.globalcompliancesg.com/gcsg-team-1/

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About the ACFE

"The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.  Together with nearly 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession." (2

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About GCSG

GCSG is headquartered in Louisiana, USA.  We provide Advisory, Audit, and Due Diligence services for our clients across a range of industries in the areas of Import, Export and Customs Compliance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Drug Precursor, and Distilled Spirits Plant compliance.  The GCSG service team delivers compliance program assessment, development and implementation support, regulatory interpretation, internal and external audit services, fraud investigation, and third-party due diligence and risk management services.  GCSG partners with our clients to provide innovative solutions that enable their ability to operate in compliance with the law while facilitating efficient sales and trade.  Our focus on integrity and serving our client's is at the core of what GCSG is about.  For more information about us visit:  http://www.globalcompliancesg.com/about-us/

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COSO/ACFE publish a new Fraud Risk Management Guide

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) jointly published a new Fraud Risk Management Guide (FRMG) in September 2016. 

COSO/ACFE developed the guidance because they felt there was a demand for more guidance on fraud risk management.  They formed the task force to draft the guidance in January 2015 and they finished their work at the end of 2015.

The guidance is aligned with and supports the five key principles of the 2013 COSO Framework's internal control components.  These key principles include: Control Environment, Risk Assessment, Control Activities, Information & Communication, and Monitoring Activities.  The FRMG describes five essential processes that are necessary for the effective implementation of the key principles. These processes include:

  • Establish a fraud risk governance policy
  • Assess your organizations fraud risk
  • Design and implement fraud prevention control activities
  • Establish reporting and investigation processes
  • Monitor the entire fraud risk management process

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