ACFE Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the ACFE Foundation’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship.  Scholarship award amounts are $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000.  Some scholarship requirements include that applicants:  must currently be enrolled full-time and similarly enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year at an accredited, four-year college or university; must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice; and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession. The application deadline (completed online) is by January 27, 2017, and scholarship recipients will be announced April 19, 2017.   For full details, go to You can also help to support the scholarship:  Individuals can make a contribution (online or by mail) to support the ACFE Foundation’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship.  To learn more…
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Spotlight: Vanessa Pereira

Name: Vanessa Pereira Company and Position: Senior Assistant Accountant at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co., LLP Position Description: Working with colleagues and clients in connection with providing tax assistance for the preparation of tax workpapers and tax returns. This includes providing guidance on tax treatment of items as they arise. What a typical day is like in this position: Since I am always working on something different almost every day, there is nothing really “typical.” But, I am usually preparing tax work papers and returns (various types), discussing questions/concerns with my colleagues/clients, and trying to make people laugh throughout the day. What I am working on now: The preparation of 990s, cleaning up a client’s books and records, setting up CPE trainings, and getting ready for the upcoming tax season. I…
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