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 among CFF credential holders within their state.

Prospective CFF credential holders are encouraged to contact their local CFF Champion for information about the benefits of and path to obtaining the CFF credential.

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 Sonia Dewett, 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 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

Bryan Moser

North Carolina

Bill Barker 
Elaine Leggett

Richard Pasquantonio

Florida

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

Bryan Moser

Michigan

Dennis Echelbarger
Michelle Gallagher

Washington

 

Minnesota

 

West Virginia


Mississippi

James Koerber
Donna Ingram 

Wisconsin

 

 

 

Wyoming

 




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