Annual Ethical Seminar for Certified Fraud Examiners

May the ethical force be with us!

Presented by Dr. Richard Hurley

Meet your annual Ethics requirement by attending this training event.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Registration begins at 11:30 AM
Lunch begins at Noon
Speaker will directly follow the lunch and session will last until 2:30 pm

Shaker Ridge Country Club
802 Albany Shaker Road,
Albany, NY 12211
[Near the Albany Airport]

CPEs: 2

Dr. Richard Hurley, Ph.D., JD, MS, CPA, CFE

Meal Choices:
Chicken Parmesan, Baked Haddock or Pasta Primavera

$20.00  Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter 
$30.00  Non-Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter

Registration will be open until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. If you have any questions please email Kim Babbie at


Seminar Abstract

Looking back at events that occurred during 2017 only serves to remind Certified Fraud Examiners that a lot of people are in need of ethical training.  How important is ethics?  Insert the word ‘ethics’ in a Google search and you instantly arrive at 222,000,000 hits for you to investigate.  Insert the phrase “unethical behavior” and you are greeted with 1,510,000 hits and finally with some trepidation insert the phrase “political unethical behavior” into Google and you probably guessed the hits would be high – like 600,000.   There is some good news – especially when you select “CFE unethical behavior” as a searching phrase.  Only 21,500 hits were listed and most of those are descriptive items regarding unethical behavior of non-CFE’s.

In the past year we have seen numerous ethical lapses in Politics; Hollywood; News Organizations; Talk Show Hosts; Business Executives; Sports People; Members of Congress and yes even in Accounting firms.  Sometimes we see repeat offenders, then somethings we witness repeat family offenders as in Jerry Sandusky’s son [Jeffrey Sandusky] sentenced to 3 to 6 years for child sexual abuse.  The unethical lapses we viewed in 2017 do not conjure up a pretty picture.

This ethical seminar will use current unethical behavior in various factual events as the means to focus on the rational given to project a reason for taking the opportunity to succumb to pressure in order to “Enter the Dark Side” of ethics.  The CFE’s Code of Professional Ethics will be our script and the CFE’s Code of Professional Standards will be our “Light Saber” as we provide a plot of ethical behavior for CFE’s.   May the ethical force be with us at the conclusion of this seminar?


Speaker Bio

Dr. Richard Hurley Ph.D., JD, MS, CPA, CFE
University of Connecticut

Dr. Richard Hurley is a Professor of Accounting in the Business School at the University of Connecticut. Richard Hurley has been an active faculty member in Business Schools since 1977. Since joining the University of Connecticut in 1999, his teaching responsibility includes the following MBA courses: Financial Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; Security Fraud; and Forensic Accounting. Dr. Hurley earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York, a Juris Doctorate in Law from the Albany Law School, and a BA degree from Syracuse University. Dr. Hurley is an Attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York, U.S. Federal Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Dr. Hurley served as a member of the ACFE Higher Education Committee for four years and as Chair of the Higher Education Committee for two years. He authored the Fraud Edge column in Fraud Magazine for two years and co-authored a column entitled Global Fraud Focus that appeared in Fraud Magazine a publication of the ACFE for five years. Dr. Hurley received the 2011 Association Certified Fraud Examiners’ “Educator of the Year” award. Dr. Hurley is the Vice-President of the New York Albany Area Chapter of the ACFE. Dr. Hurley is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and received the 2013 “Educator of the Year” Award from the AGA. Dr. Hurley’s business and professional career includes being an auditor, a practicing attorney, and in private practice as a tax attorney. Dr. Hurley has conducted seminars on various issues for several ACFE and AGA chapters, including [Albany, Boston, New York City, Chicago] in addition he has presented to Academic and Professional groups in Las Vegas, San Diego, Portland, Atlanta, Baltimore, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, Charleston, Savannah, Providence, Stamford, Philadelphia, Richmond, Washington, Wilmington, Darlington, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Atlantic City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Hurley has recently been appointed as the Editor of a newly created journal entitled “Journal of Fraud Research” and is a publication of the Academy of Business Research.


Substitution/Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions can be made at any time up until the event but there can be no meal change after 5:00 pm on January 23, 2018 for any substitution. Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made after Tuesday, January 23, 2018. No-shows will be individually responsible for full payment.

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