Rising audit senior thinking of pivoting to forensics. Not sure if I want to stay at EY, but should I wait to get any forensics certification until I make the switch? Also, is it better to have a CFE vs. CFF? I already have my CPA
Taking the CFF exam soon! Has ANYONE taken this? Review program kinda sucks and I'd love some insight
Chase freedom flex or citi custom cash? I don't travel much (yet). I already get 3% on dining/groceries.
CFF is $200 bonus with 5% back on rotating categories capped at $1500 spend/quarter, 5% back Chase travel, 3% back dining/pharmacy
CCC is $300 bonus with 5% back on top eligible category capped at $500 spend/month
New to the points world and need advice. Planning a last minute trip to Chicago in a week and curious if you would use Chase points (60k) or $750 Currently have 130k from SUB+daily spending but not sure if it would be worth it to use points since the date is so close. Currently have CSR+CFF
Anyone have the CFF from the AICPA and willing to share their studying/exam experience? Curious about required effort, study plans, exam structure, overall opinions of the cert. Thanks!
Anyone take the CFF exam?
Anyone here get their CFF? What is the deal with the 1,000 hour requirement? Do I actually need to get my hours exported (showing some mixture of work) for the last 5 years? The instructions are vague.
Comp question - what should a B4 Senior with a CPA, CFF, CFE, and a MBA with 4 years forensic exp (D&T) and 6+ years non-forensic exp (industry) in NYC and DC markets expect in this current climate?
For those who have obtained the CFF certification:
I was asked to put together a working plan to obtain my CFF credential. I’m aware of the 2 certificate program (Core and Specialized) through the AICPA that will lead to the CFF. Does anyone have experience in how long it would take to complete the certificates and if there are other necessary or helpful study materials that would be useful? For background, I’m 6 months into working at this firm and have touched a variety of cases.
Wondering for anyone who got their CFF (Ceritified Financial Forensics) designation. Was it difficult? How long does it take to study for using the review course? Is the exam mainly multiple choice or short answer and how difficult? Any guidance or tips would help please. I already have my CFE but just want to know if CFF is worth it
Is there anyone from IBM chennai ? Need some info about SAP implementation proj availability in chennai.. TIA
Portfolio question- have you shown pitch work, especially if your concept got sold in (and regardless of how it then evolved to the final product)?
Asking as I’ve been pitching more than launching lately and still wanting to show ability/accomplishments for this time. Thanks.
What is the advice on what feedback to leave for a peer who really sucks at everything y'all have worked together on? It's about the time where everyone on my team requests feedback from each other and I'm nervous for it coming up. My manager knows that everything I've worked w her on I end up doing 90% of the work when it's meant to be split so it is a known issue. We're both at level 3 so are genuinely peers. She seems like a nice person but i have 0 positive work feedback tbh
If this ain’t sick funk than my brain needs major calibration.
Apologies if I missed it but...
I have a friend who's looking to get into tech sales. She has a few years of recruiting experience plus an mba and doesn't want to start in an entry level role. Any advice on how to go about this?
I need help . I am not able to connect my lap with mobile data. I used to connect with WiFi but it's down for next 3 days EY Suggestions please. Anyone faced this
Partners & Sr. consulting leaders - if you were 31 and a Sr. Manager at a company like Accn/Deloitte/IBM and had a shot at going to McK, Bain or BCG as an Associate, would you take it? Pros & cons?
I am really struggling with a senior associate who is constantly asking things that are readily available in documents that we’ve reviewed together. Things like asking me who a stakeholder is when there’s a stakeholder list with everyone… I’ve been replying and saying to refer to XX document in the future but this keeps happening!
How to communicate that people need to at least try to figure things out before asking 😅
I'm a private equity M&A attorney. My real career goal is to work in a leadership position with a small, growing business. I'm trying to take a step back here: what do I need to assess with my own skills and abilities (in addition to my legal knowledge) to be valuable to a group of founders/leaders of a startup or mid-stage size company? Second, what are recommended sources or networking ideas to get out there and find and connect with new businesses?
If you select 'show recruiters you're looking for a job' on LinkedIn, can your company see that as well? It has a note on the website, but want to know if it's commonly used
Would lawyers be spared from getting drafted?
Today no one came into our restaurant and my boss started crying. Do I... comfort them? Leave them be?
Hi guys. I've my joining on June 3rd. I've filled the address for laptop delivery today. When can I expect the laptop to be delivered.
Also any idea how soon I'll be mapped to project
Yoe- around 2
Skill : Middleware
I posted this in the Anti-Racist bowl, but this bears repeating for the general public. It is ABSOLUTELY our JOBS to teach kids when there is some form of bias afoot. As an English teacher, this is the crap I am all over. To wit: Each of these posts, a mere TWO DAYS APART, was in reference to players celebrating on the field. One was a 21-year-old white player, the other a 17-year-old Dominican Republic player. I'll let you guess which is about which. And they say, “implicit bias is a myth!” 🤨
Transitioning from junior in house at a very small company where I only did small easy contract review to a large multinational corporation in a few weeks, and have those weeks off. Does anyone have any book recommendations I can read until then that actually offer good insight and helpful tips?!
I didn’t learn that much on the business side and I love reading, so seems like a good idea to relax while also preparing a bit.
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Question based on another’s recent post. Are there any firms in the U.S. that focuses on forensics within the Oil & Gas space for or with connections to the Middle East?
Long story short, had done Arabic language classes in school and was an Alternate recipient (no real merit and I ended up withdrawing) for the Boren / NSEP fellowship in the Middle East. Funny enough it was actually supposed to be in Qatar. Would love to explore that again.
I was wondering if the review course “CPE Self Study Course” for the CFF was enough preparation to study and pass the CFF exam. The CFE review course was enough and like if you get a question wrong it explains it well so that when it comes up in a different way in the real exam you can still get it. But when I saw the outline for the CFF material and there seems to be a lot of topics so I was wondering if the review course was sufficient considering this exam is also multiple choice. Thanks!
For those in the forensics field have you ever considered becoming an FBI agent? Or do you feel that private sector’s benefits and work is far better?
1. Amongst all the big PA firms, who has the strongest forensic service line?
2. CAMS or CFE or CFF?(already a CPA).
Is it just me or at EY Forensics everyone just blame any mistake on those below them. I sent something to a client with a mistake which my supervisor didn’t notice as well. When the client came back the supervisor just fully blamed me for it like they didn’t review the work themselves. I completely agree with taking responsibility for my mistakes but mistakes happen and there is no need to finger point like it’s not a team effort.
Can anyone provide some guidance to taking the CFE? As in which membership option to choose from followed by when exactly can we take the exam, if the entire amount is reimbursed or not? Just a generic timeline and additional required info. Don’t want to sign up yet if the exam dates are not flexible. Thank you.
For those of you who have taken the CFE exams recently what did you use to study? Likes and dislikes of whatever material you used? Any recommendations for someone who is about to start studying?
Why would a company promote someone to Manager that is NOT ready (probably never will be) just because they really want the role and have been a Senior for a few years? Set up for failure/firing?
Anyone tried the new Sanctions Certificate (CGSS) offered by ACAMS? Trying to see how difficult it is considering I don't have a lot of experience with sanctions compliance. I have CAMS & work in AML
Should I apply for a job KPMG forensics(associate level) after 2 years audit experience? Have CPA but not CFE. Thoughts?
Considering going for the CFE. What was your study plan for it and how long did it take?
After working in forensics for a big4 company, what are the future career options outside of the big4? And for everyone that already has transitioned, how do you like your job now in comparison to big4 before?
Anyone work at PwC in forensic accounting or fraud investigation type roles? How does someone make connections in that area. Would love to offer to help out on even mundane task to build experience and earn hours for the CFE exam.
I was told getting CFE could increase my earing potential by 17%, has this been anyone else's experience?
What hours of the day am I expected to be available in Forensics. I usually am available 8-6 and then if works need to get done them later. However I’m not sure what’s the expectations in EY Forensics.
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hi there, sorry I do not have a CFF, but if you happen to be in the financial services space, I can speak to CAMS, which does open doors into the AML and financial crimes space. from my personal experience, either as (1) recruiters reaching out for compliance analysts/officer type roles or (2) helping your resume stand out from other applicants when applying for a compliance role