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    I am looking into getting an auditing certification. Can anyone tell me what certification are employers wanting. I know there was one auditing certification that anyone could take. It dosen't seem like that certification can be very valuable. Can someone please help me out?

    Sherry, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    West Michigan


    You might try getting a CFE. Certified Fraud Examiner. I used to have it but let it lapse and haven't had the time to take the test again. It offers a great auditing certification as well as opens up MANY other doors. Compliance and Internal Audit just to name a couple. The exam is difficult (but all good certifications have hard tests) and the ACFE offers a course that teaches you everything you need to know. If I remember correctly they make you take the course before you can take the exam anyway.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina



    How many CEU's do you have to maintain each year? By the way...I'm from Grand Rapids. I love the summers there; not the winters, though.

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    How does the CFE help with coding? It sounds like more geared towards CPA and interal auditors of companies?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    West Michigan

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    You need at least 20 CEU hours per year to keep this certification up. It really doesn't have much, if anything, to do with coding. But it's a great financial auditing certification. I've seen it as a requirement to several healthcare jobs lately. Employers are required to have some kind of compliance with the Sarbanes-Okley rules of accounting/reporting. The CFE allows the employers to meet certain SOX requirements.

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