Elements of the Certified Forensic Accountant Program
The founder of ACFEI, the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Dr. Robert O’Block is also the chief executive officer of
Management Executives, Inc. A doctor of philosophy graduate of Kansas
State University, Dr. Robert OBlock also founded the American
Psychotherapy Association and the American Association of Integrative
Medicine. As part of his work with the ACFEI, Dr. Robert O’Block helps
oversee certification programs for forensic accountants and medical
investigators.The ACFEI’s certified forensic accountant exam is
designed to provide certified public accountants with a credential
recognizing their expertise in professional forensic accounting areas
such as litigation and investigative accounting to determine fraud and
other illegal activities. Qualified forensic accountant applicants are
people who are ACFEI members with a bachelor’s degree or at least five
years of experience in a field related to forensics. If applicants are
already certified public accountants, they may skip the first part of
the two-part test.The five sections of the exam cover, in order,
the federal rules of evidence; the role of forensic accountants in
litigation engagements and testifying; elements of fraud investigation;
audit, tax, and consulting services; and the valuation of businesses and
Name: Sara nickname: cosmo age:20 gender: female sexual orientation: bi nationality: American relationship status: single Likes: tattoos Dislikes: racism Random fact: in college studying forensic criminal psychology
A. My last relationship ended because the guy was an awesome. He was emotionally and physically abusive, cheated on me multiple times, and just overall treated me like shit. I was dumb enough to stay. So he eventually broke up with me. I’m better off now.
D. The hardest thing I’ve been through was probably the emotional abuse he put me through for months on end.
G. I have no idea what my sexual orientation is tbh. I think I’m hetero but idrk
O. My eyes are dark brown
T. I get mistaken for 18 or 19 actually.
Y. Yes I want to go to college for forensics.
Z. Currently I’m kind of awful honestly, really sad. Not sure why though.
I honestly am in such a good place in my life. I’ve removed any and all toxicity from my heart and mind and existence and it feels like a huge weight off my shoulders. I’m strengthening my relationships with my parents and my God and I have the most amazing friends and I have a better judgment of which guys to keep around and which to cut off early. I have the audition I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl in two weeks and because of that being the same weekend as State, I can’t go to State. And I thought I would be completely distraught over not being able to compete at that tournament but you know what, I qualified. I deserve to be there and that’s WAY way way more than I could ask for. I have plenty of tournaments left this season and then a whole college forensics career in front of me. I’m just in a spot in my life where I feel like nothing can bring me down, even if things aren’t going exactly my way 100% of the time. For example, if I don’t qualify for Nationals again this week, I’m not going to go ballistic and depressed and take my bitterness out on everyone, I’m gonna be fine and be happy for those that do qualify. Qualifying once in my high school career is more than I could ever dream of. It earned me a plethora of credibility with my peers and different coaches and with my college. I genuinely think my success in high school speech is part of what earned me that college audition. I’m just… I’m growing up. Mentally. I’m maturing. I can feel it. And it feels so good and is bringing me so much intrinsic pure joy and happiness and I can’t thank God enough.
My biggest dream is to find a place to fit in, go to college for forensic anthropology and eventually be able to say I lived a life worth living.
That sounds really cool..forensic anthropology. Tell me more??? I hope you find it, a place to call your own, and I hope that at the end of it all, you’re happy with the life you make for yourself. You deserve it.
hi, i'm a scorpio sun/moon with virgo rising and a gemini midheaven. i think i'm gonna go to college for forensic psychology, but my main plan is to do something with music. i just wanna be in a band or something. career thoughts?
Honestly with a Gemini midheaven you would probably thrive best in the writing / communication field. Possibly journalism or politics! Your Virgo rising means that no matter what you choose you will come across to your prospective employers as thorough, capable and intelligent. I can see why forensic psychology appeals to you though because of your Scorpio sun and moon (Scorpios are notorious for being investigators; always wanting to know the unknown, solving mysteries etc - and forensics has a certain macabre nature to it so that would intrigue any Scorpio).
So overall, I think something to do with communication and writing would give you the most fulfilment and success. However, your Virgo rising means you are pretty much capable of any field as you will always come across as someone of intelligence and responsibility.
Matcha: Do I prefer sunrises or sunsets?
Usually sunsets, because I can see them more but I’d value a sunrise more because I rarely see one.
Mint: What gives you energy?
Music usually, but at the same time it can deplete me. Also performing arts, like the ballet I saw.
Oolong: Where do you see yourself in five years? College hopefully, maybe studying forensics, boyfriend???? Working at a coffee shop because I like baking. It has nothing to do with all the fanfiction. Nope.
I’m on a college forensics team and I have the biggest crush on a guy from our sister school. We co-hosted a competition this weekend and even though he was dressed up in a witch costume, he was still looking fine! Made extemp prep much more enjoyable.
Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy Safeguards Communities
An entrepreneur, Dr. Robert O’Block founded the American College of Forensics Examiner Institute (ACFEI) in 1992 after discovering the need for a professional forensic organization. Dr. Robert O’Block, who worked in law enforcement for many years, grew the organization exponentially and later established the American Psychotherapy Association and American Association for Integrative Medicine. Despite overseeing numerous organizations, Dr. O’Block continuously returns to his law enforcement roots by supporting various officers associations, including the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association works to preserving a safe environment for families and communities to live. Supporting both the Constitution and the Office of Sheriff, the association aims to be the premier model for law enforcement training and local control.
Individuals interested in serving in law enforcement and emergency services should consider enrolling in the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy (MSATA). The state-licensed academy utilizes both in-classroom and online distance education to cover topics such as basic peace officer responsibilities. In addition, the MSATA ensures its more than 31,000 graduates continue to serve the public to the best of their abilities by providing a continuing education course. The course includes 700 hours of instruction as well as firearm equipment, safety, and defense training.
There are a ton of unwritten rules in collegiate speech debate, and what to wear is one of them.
I showed up to my first competition in a contemporary but conservative black pants suit, and jewel toned blouse underneath. None of these were ill-fitting. Black tights. Low black heels. Simple silver jewelry. To me, this is standard professional dress. I was surprised to go to my first competition and realize that I was simply ALL WRONG. Judges didn’t write on my ballots, but my coach pulled me aside and said, next time dress to what exactly you’re looking at right now.
Here’s what every female competitor in my circuit wears:
Suits like these are everywhere, but they get them tailored much shorter and tighter than they look on the mannequin. Bright, pastel, jacquard. Perhaps worn by the mother of the bride at a spring wedding? No black, no navy, no grey ever. No neutrals except cream in sparkly fabric. A suit like the ones below (random contemporary images pulled off Google) are conspicuously absent.
Hair is always in elaborate but tasteful updos, or worn down in curls. No black competitors I’ve seen wear their hair natural. Unnatural hair colors are not allowed.
What else? Clownish makeup. I can see why someone in oral interpretation would want to wear heavy makeup to accentuate facial expressions, but EVERYONE does. Very bright, very red, heavy lipstick, dark eye makeup and pounds of foundation. In combination with the very loud, bright suits, it simply clashes, especially when people don’t know well what colors look good on them in the first place.
Shoes: Nude heels. Always always nude heels. That’s the only shoe that works with these bizarre suits. It doesn’t matter how tall you are: only heels. And pantyhose, tan pantyhose, which are darker than the shoes and just look weird.
Pearls. Pearl earrings. And you must carry a designer handbag with you into the round, which holds your notecards, flats, etc.
It wouldn’t be so bad if just one person had a penchant for these weird suits, but the most successful (top ten, maybe top 5 nationally) school in my competitive circuit has some kind of team dress code which enforces wearing this. Because they are so successful, everyone emulates EVERYTHING they do - down to the dress. In the circuit, wearing this outfit cues associations with competence in the judges. If you want to compete with them, you ape their style.
I can’t describe why this look is both sexualized and matronly at the same time. Probably because it is hyperfeminized.
"But wait!" you say. "There’s nothing wrong with things that are girly!"
I definitely agree. But when that’s seen as the only form of legitimate female expression it ends up being really strange and oppressive.
Men on the circuit do not have this expectation. They don’t have to wear a silly costume; they wear suits, suits that would make them look at home in the real business world. If a woman wore what she wears to debate somewhere, she’d look like a clown. If a man wore his outfit, he’d look like he was off to do something important.
One of the most annoying aspects is the major disconnect from reality that this look has. In the activity we always say that we’re learning skills we can carry on elsewhere into our lives. These suits do not go with us. When we brought freshmen to this last tournament, they were shocked at the outfits. They thought it must be a joke or something, a costume. It truly does look ridiculous to someone outside the activity. I would argue that this does a disservice to the activity as a whole because it makes it even more insular - people like me, who don’t live and breathe this stuff, who didn’t do it in high school, but who would still greatly benefit from it aren’t going to want to be in an activity that appears ridiculous.
This outfit doesn’t cue associations of competence in the real world. What does it cue for a layperson - probably church ladies in the south, or debutantes, or something that does not seem particularly credible in the context of important issues. Yet the male outfits would.
The thing that really bothers me most deeply about it is that in the speeches, the messages are largely progressive, largely feminist, largely about freedom of expression and celebrating individuality. How do we do that? By all wearing these outfits. The hypocrisy is staggering.
It seems like I’ve put way too much thought into this, but there’s gotta be other people in debate who feel the same way. Nationally, people don’t wear this outfit. When I was at NFA’s, people who went to (bigger, more expensive) schools wore tasteful, professional, reality-grounded outfits. It seems to be an issue unique to the circuit I’m in, which again, models itself after this one particular school.
I fought and fought with my coach about this last year. He said I was taking it personally, when really him advocating for me to wear this was for my own good. I don’t doubt now that he did mean it. My second year in now, I broke down and bought a pinkish red suit, not in a terrible cheap jacquard fabric, but cut the same way these ones are. I have the shoes, the pearls, the makeup. I felt 100% ridiculous competing in it last weekend. Walking across the campus I was competing in, I knew that people thought I looked strange, not smart. I think that’s a major image problem in an activity that already suffers from stereotypes.
I really love speech and debate / forensics, but I am seriously starting to doubt the merit of dressing in the costume. I’ve reached the level of confidence in my speaking that I am renouncing the silly suit. I’m going to wear what’s comfortable and expresses my speaking style, judges’ ballots be damned. I’ve invested a lot of time and energy into this activity, but I no longer see the value in investing in this norm.
A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings - in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag - to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.
The information can help determine the time and circumstances of death, which detectives can use to validate or refute alibis given by suspects in a crime.
Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the technical college’s facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.
I do quite a few events now that I’m in college! As with high school, my “specialty” is impromptu, but I’ve also done really well in Prose thus far! I also do Persuasion, editorial impromptu, radio broadcasting, and will soon do duo and informative.