Milligan & Company Staff Member Earns Certified Fraud Examiner Certification

Senior Manager Seidah Durante Passes Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Requirements

Online PR News – 02-November-2012 – November 1, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA – Seidah Durante, CPA, a Senior Manager at Milligan & Company, earned the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, as awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and a premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Ms. Durante successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience, and education requirements for the CFE credential. She also passed an examination that demonstrated her knowledge in critical areas to fight fraud in four critical areas: fraudulent financial transactions; fraud prevention and deterrence; legal elements of fraud; and fraud investigation.

CFEs examine and investigate data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions, as well as interview suspects to obtain information. CFEs advise clients on their findings, testify at trials, and write reports on the topic of fraud. With an understanding of the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations, CFEs also help identify underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud.

“This is a significant professional accomplishment for Seidah,” said John Milligan, CPA, Managing Principal of Milligan. “As a firm, we are committed to the continuous development of our staff.”

Ms. Durante has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She began her career with Milligan as an intern in 1996. She oversees the performance of financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations. Ms. Durante serves as a consultant to the Federal Transit Administration, assisting with Financial Management Oversight reviews, Cost Allocation Plan reviews, and Financial Capacity Assessments. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wharton Alumni Association.


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