Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rio Bank, 701 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501

    Speaker:  John Robert (Bob) Sparger, DBA CPA CFE CGMA

    Delivery Method:  Group Live

    CPE offered:  1 hour

    Program Level:  Overview

    Prerequisites:  None

    Advanced preparation:  None

    Field of Study: Fraud


    John Robert (Bob) Sparger is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and an independent consultant. Before beginning his academic career, he held senior roles during a 40-year career in industry, public accounting, and consulting. Mr. Sparger served as the Chief Accounting Officer of a Fortune 500 company, has led internal auditing and managed various accounting departments, was an auditor and consultant at KPMG and EY, and principal consultant with a large international consulting firm. Mr. Sparger is recognized as a subject matter expert in technical accounting and GAAP, financial reporting, accounting and business analysis, internal control and compliance activities, and process improvement. He has authored articles on energy industry accounting and disclosures. Mr. Sparger also developed and taught several continuing professional education courses. He was a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Professional Standards Committee and the Reporting Subcommittee (2002 – 2006). Mr. Sparger background also includes significant experience in system evaluation, selection, business case, and implementation coupled with business process redesign; design and development of spreadsheet-based, reporting, planning, and operational accounting systems; desktop decision support technologies (Excel, Access); and programming skills (STATA, Python). Mr. Sparger earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kennesaw State University in 2017, MBA (Honors) from Southern Methodist University in 1997, and a BBA in Accounting in 1979 and a BA in Political Science in 1976 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. Sparger is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

    Registration fee is per person attending the meeting.  It includes 1 CPE credit and lunch. 

    Cancellation Policy and No Shows:  Cancellations will not be eligible for a refund; however, substitutions will be accepted. In the event an attendee does not attend the event, the registration fee will be forfeited.

    The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    Complaint resolution:  Complaints should be directed to the Chapter Board at info@rgvacfe.com.

Past events

Thursday, August 31, 2023 August Chapter Meeting-"White Collar Crime Case Study"
Monday, July 24, 2023 2023 ACFE Rio Grande Valley Conference
Sunday, June 11, 2023 ACFE Fraud Conference - 34th Annual
Monday, May 22, 2023 May Chapter Meeting-"Elder Fraud: Lottery & Romance Scams"
Monday, April 24, 2023 April Chapter Meeting-"Hospice Fraud Overview-Challenges & Successes"
Monday, March 27, 2023 March Chapter Meeting-"Insurance Fraud"
Monday, February 27, 2023 February Chapter Meeting-"Fraud Trends in the RGV"
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Leadership
Sunday, November 13, 2022 International Fraud Awareness Week
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 How to Conduct Internal Investigation
Monday, September 26, 2022 Missing Signs: A Non-Profit Fraud Case Study
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Fraud 101
Thursday, June 30, 2022 2022 RGV ACFE Chapter's Meet & Greet
Sunday, June 19, 2022 33rd Annual Global Fraud Conference - Nashville, TN
Monday, May 16, 2022 Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigations & Prevention Conference
Thursday, May 05, 2022 ACFE South Florida Chapter presents it's 1st Annual Golf & Fraud Training
Sunday, November 14, 2021 International Fraud Awareness Week
Thursday, November 04, 2021 Joint Fraud Conference
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 “Through the Looking Glass: Protecting Yourself While Conducting Internet-Based Investigations”
Thursday, July 08, 2021 How to Cheat Your Way to the Highest Level of Professional Ethics
Monday, June 21, 2021 Global Fraud Conference - 32nd Annual
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 Cinco de Mayo Fraud Conference
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Interactive Cyber-Crisis War Gaming
Sunday, November 15, 2020 International Fraud Awareness Week
Friday, November 13, 2020 Year End Webinar - Part 2
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2020 End of the Year 3-Part Webinar Series
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Global Fraud Conference - 31st Annual
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Transnational Investigations
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Walking in your client's shoes.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 IRS Criminal Investigations and Fraud
Sunday, November 17, 2019 International Fraud Awareness Week
Thursday, October 24, 2019 IRS Criminal Investigations and Fraud **event rescheduled
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Embezzling, Elder Fraud and Murder: Inside a Million Dollar Murder Investigation
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Servant Leadership
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 Fraud: A Judge's Prospective
Monday, June 24, 2019 Global Fraud Conference - 30th Annual
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Fraud: How it may impact the accounting profession.

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