The San Jose Chapter of the ACFE

Chapter Leadership

President- David Sterling, CPA, CFE, CCEP, CGMA
Mr.Sterling has over 16 years of accounting experience providing a wide range of specialized forensic, investigative accounting, and litigation support services to public and private sector clients. He participated in a major investigation in South Korea and Germany regarding potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations for a large multi-national corporation. Mr. Sterling played a leading role in the calculation of the disgorgement of profits and related penalties in an SEC FCPA investigation of a global manufacturing company. He has also performed costs analyses for agencies of federal government, manufacturing and health care audits, and calculated damages resulting from business interruption and property damage in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, utility and service companies. Mr. Sterling has assisted clients in appraisals, depositions, mediations, subrogations and expert witness trial testimony.
Vice President - Mary Lineen, CFE
Mrs Mary Lineen has 7 years experience in the Accounting and Internal Audit within the Software and Hardware industries. Mary's areas of focus in Internal Audit are SOX internal control testing, and assisting on Process and International Operational Reviews. As an Accountant, Mary played a leading role in one of the smallest group efforts to improve unnecessary write-offs that saved the company approximately $1.0M annually. In addition, created new processes for the internal sales team and decreased vendor salesoutstanding by 50%. Mary also designed and implemented an internal web page to streamline communication between business units. Mary has a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management, and a Project Management Minor from Keller School of Management.
Secretary- Sergio Castro, CFE
Details Forthcoming.
Treasurer- Jake Sousley, CFE, CPA
Jason 'Jake' Sousley is currently employed at Cisco Systems as an Investigator in the Compliance Investigations department where he supports worldwide case work. Jason's area of focus is on internal fraud/misconduct cases and in forensic accounting work. Jason is a graduate of Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, CA and earned his MBA from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jason served in the US Army and holds the CFE credential and is also a CPA. Jason also sits on the board of another local non-profit organization and enjoys spending time with family and serving in the local community.

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About Us

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The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 65,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

If you are looking to become a leader in the Bay Area anti-fraud community, the San Jose Chapter is a great place to start! Through the San Jose Chapter, you can participate in great Networking opportunities, Quality and affordable local CPE training, Mentoring opportunities, Promoting Fraud Awareness in your community, as well as Leadership roles.

Get involved and join us, the ACFE San Jose Chapter!!

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ACFE IP Seminar - 2014


Course Details and Registration

Protecting Data and Intellectual Property

CPE Credit: 16, San Jose, CA | November 6-7, 2014 

Losing data to fraud can be more costly than the loss of cash and other assets. To ensure data security and safeguard intellectual property, fraud examiners must stay informed of rapidly advancing technologies, emerging business trends and the methods employed by increasingly sophisticated information thieves.  

This two-day, instructor-led course will clarify these issues while guiding you through the crucial strategies needed to mitigate the threat of malicious data theft and minimize the risk of inadvertent data loss. You will also learn useful steps for the creation of data security policies and related internal controls.

Hotel & Venue Information 

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Hotel Phone: +1 (408) 453-4000
Room Rate*: $199 single/double
Hotel Cut-Off Date: October 6, 2014

Registration & Fees
ACFE Members: $695
Non-Members: $845 

Early Registration Deadline**: October 6, 2014
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE an additional $95!** 

Course Details and Registration

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