CFF Champion Program 


    The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Champion Program is an AICPA Initiative that offers CFFs the support, structure and resources to help promote and expand awareness of the CFF credential.

    The purpose of the program is to inform the professional accounting community about the vital role of forensic accounting professionals, the knowledge required to become a CFF, and the benefits of the CFF credential.

    CFF Champions are CFF credential holders who understand the benefits of the CFF credential and play a leadership role in advancing the credential and in encouraging a sense of community amongst CFF credential holders within their state.

    Review each state's current CFF Champion below!

    Role of the Champion
       
    A trophy symbolizes the role of a CFF champion 
    • Serve as the local point of contact in your state for CPAs seeking information about the benefits of and path to obtaining the CFF credential
    • Collect and share ideas, needs and resources from your state’s forensic accounting community
    • Spread the word of successes from other Champions back to your state’s forensic accounting community
    • Initiate and/or support the roll out of new activities by the CFF community within your state

     

    Benefits
       
    A group discuss the benefits of becoming a CFF champion 
    • Networking opportunities with local CPAs or other participating CFF Champion professionals
    • Listed by the AICPA on the FVS Center web site as an official champion for your state
    • The opportunity to be profiled by your state society
    • First choice for AICPA CFF media and marketing opportunities

     

    Minimum Requirements
       
    A check list states the minimum requirements to be a CFF champion 
    • Hold the CFF credential
    • Complete the CFF Champion profile form and submit to Preston Willcox, program manager, along with CV or resume
    • Actively engaged in local community activities that promote forensic accounting (e.g., legal community, academic community, state society, etc.)
    • Participate in CFF Champion quarterly conference calls
    • Communicate with staff about initiatives held at the local or State Society level
    • Perform at least 2 activities per year to promote the CFF credential

     

    Annual Activities
       
    A CFF speaks at a local or state society event or conference
    • Contribute to your State Society newsletter or AICPA publication
    • Partner with existing Forensic Accounting groups or host a networking event
    • Speak at local or state society events and conferences
    • Teach forensic accounting related CPE for your State Society
    • Attend/make presentations at local colleges/universities in your area
    • Develop and provide presentations to other referral sources to increase awareness (attorneys, bankers, CPAs, etc.)

     

    Current CFF Champions
     

     State

    Champions

     State

    Champions

    Alabama

     

    Missouri

     

    Alaska

     

    Montana

    Arizona

    Ed Dupke
    Steve Koons
    Robert Minniti

    Nebraska

     

    Arkansas

    Jerry Spratt

    Nevada

    Mike Rosten

    California

    Ron Durkin
    Mike Ueltzen

    New Hampshire

     

    Colorado

    Ron Seigneur

    New Jersey

    Don DeGrazia
    Hubert Klein
    Howard Silverstone

    Connecticut

    Joseph Centofanti

    New Mexico

    Tom Burrage

    Delaware

    Jeffrey Willoughby 

    New York

    Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello
    Joe Dooley
    Tim Hedley
    Roman Matatov
    Chris Rosetti
    David Zweighaft

    District of Columbia

     

    North Carolina

    Bill Barker 
    Elaine Leggett

    Richard Pasquantonio

    Florida

    Clay Price
    Diane Womack

    North Dakota

     

    Georgia

    Laurie Dyke 
    James (Jim) Hart 
    Jeff Moore
    Tim Pearson
    Mark Zyla

    Ohio

    Lewis Baum
    Kevin Martin

    Hawaii

     

    Oklahoma

     

    Idaho

     

    Oregon

    Jay Sickler

    Illinois

    Chris McClure
    Aida Shekib

    Pennsylvania

    David Goss

    Indiana

    Brad Minor

    Rhode Island

     

    Iowa

     

    South Carolina

    Roy Strickland

    Kansas

     

    South Dakota

     

    Kentucky

    David Hicks
    Elizabeth Woodward

    Tennessee

    Bill Acuff
    Carl Heinemann
    Pam Mantone

    Louisiana

     

    Texas

    Robert Gray
    Frank Norris
    Alan Westheimer

    Maine

     

    Utah

     

    Maryland

     

    Vermont

     

    Massachusetts

     

    Virginia

     

    Michigan

    Dennis Echelbarger
    Michelle Gallagher

    Washington

     

    Minnesota

     

    West Virginia

    Mississippi

    James Koerber
    Donna Ingram 

    Wisconsin

     

     

     

    Wyoming

     




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