Forensic Trailblazer Award
For excellence in forensic investigations - An ACFE Western Region Chapter initiative, powered by EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle
Our world is no stranger to danger when it comes to doing business. Fraud, bribery, corruption, cybercrime, money laundering have now become buzzwords - the reality is that the magnitude and impact of corporate or individual misconduct cannot be ignored anymore.
The rise in such cases has also led to the formation of anti-fraud professionals who unswervingly investigate and uncover perpetrators of white collar crimes. They are proactively or even reactively help manage investigations and mitigate risks around fraud, bribery and corruption.
With an intent to applaud these professionals, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Western Region Chapter, in association with EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) has created a unique platform to determine the most promising forensic professional in India through the Forensic Trailblazer Award. This flagship award will uncover India’s best talent in the larger forensic ecosystem through a first of its kind competition for professionals in India.
The winner will also be awarded with an all-expense paid trip* to a global conference!
Do you think you have the analytical skills?
A probing mind?
An acute sense to solve mysteries?
Do you stand a chance among others?
Register now to discover if you can beat the rest to emerge victorious in the field of forensic investigations.
The award ceremony will see India’s most well-recognised industry stalwarts in attendance, to felicitate the winner of the ‘Forensic Trailblazer Award.’
Interested candidates can apply for the competition by sending hard copies of the following documents to the below mentioned address:
Note: Only one entry is allowed per person. Incomplete forms will be rejected.
Address: Kind attention: Avantika Ghildyal Ernst & Young LLP, 12th Floor, The Ruby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar (West), Mumbai - 400028, Maharashtra, India.
The competition will be relevant from individuals from business functions such as finance, accounts, risk, legal, compliance, HR, law, audit, audit, security, operations, technology, law enforcement etc. The criteria for nomination is as follows:
Entry fees Individuals can pay INR 1500/- as early bird registration fees. These will be accepted from 20 July to 31 July 2016. From 1 August 2016, registration fees will be INR 2000/-. The submissions close by 2 September 2016.
Payment Payments can be made by individuals as well as by their companies by registering here. Acceptable modes of payment include: • Credit Card • Debit Card • Internet banking • Cheque payment - for details contact via email - Avantika.Ghildyal@in.ey.com and Sharon.Fernandes@in.ey.com Entries will be considered pending until payment is made in full. Payments made are non-refundable. Cash payments will not be accepted.
Our eminent panel of judges possess significant experience in the field of investigations and enforcement. They will assess the results of all candidates participating in this competition.
This will be a three city competition taking place simultaneously at EY offices in below locations. Candidates will be provided three hours to work on the questionnaire and case study.
• EY and ACFE reserves the right to deny application to any individual • The award shall be forfeited if the winning individual has provided false information • Individuals from consultancies/ audit/ accountancy firms are not eligible to take part in this competition • No late entries will be considered if the deadline is missed • The judging panel’s decision is final and will not be disputed/ no correspondence made once the results are declared • EY and ACFE shall not be responsible for the individual at the overseas location, if they miss any flights etc. • The prize for the winner shall be paid for in advance – EY and ACFE are not liable to bear any additional costs on behalf of the individual. Prizes cannot be encashed. • Entries will be considered pending until payment is made in full • All payments made are non-refundable • Acceptable id proof
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ACFE Western Region Chapter and EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services have come together with the objective to provide a platform for promising individuals that have dealt with or are dealing with investigation and white collar crime cases. The ‘Forensic Trailblazer Award’ will be felicitated to an individual who will showcase tremendous knowledge, analytical skills and investigative abilities to emerge as the winner in uncovering risks plaguing the corporate world.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 70,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. The ACFE Mumbai Chapter #160 was formed in 2011 and is a not for-profit organization dedicated to fraud prevention education through meetings, seminars, workshops and professional networking opportunities for our members. Usually referred as ACFE Mumbai Chapter, it is registered as “Western Region Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), India”.
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Forensic Trailblazer Award 2016 Winners