The future of forensic financial analysis took center stage on June 14, when five John Jay College students were honored by the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NYCFE) as the latest winners of an essay contest on the topic “Protecting Domestic and International Markets.”
The awards were presented during an all-day NYCFE conference held at John Jay, facilitated by Professor Randall LaSalle of the Department of Economics. LaSalle is coordinator of the Economics major’s specialization in forensic financial analysis.
Recognized at the conference were undergraduate Economics majors Simon Bojovic, Andrea Ciotti, Vitali Kremez and Sabrina Pestel, and MPA graduate student Mayuri Saxena. All have expressed an interest in fraud examination as an academic or professional pursuit, although in diverse ways. Bojovic is awaiting appointment to the New York City Police Department, and also plans to go to law school. Pestel, one of John Jay’s Pinkerton Community Fellows, is interested in ecological-awareness issues. Saxena hopes for a career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department.
The competition formally known as the NYCFE John Jay Scholarship Program presents up to five scholarships to be used to purchase the 2013 CFE Exam Prep Toolkit, U.S. Edition, valued at up to $1,298. The toolkit includes the latest edition of the CFE Exam Prep Course, a computer-based self-study course for those seeking to earn the coveted Certified Fraud Examiner designation. It also includes the Corporate Fraud Handbook, a CD-ROM version of the Encyclopedia of Fraud, and the 2,000-page print edition of the 2013 Fraud Examiners Manual.
Applicants for the scholarship must be undergraduates specializing in forensic financial analysis or who have a demonstrated interest in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner, or graduate students majoring in Public Administration – Inspection and Oversight or with an interest in becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner.