This past Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 ZFAA hosted another successful event with EY’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS). Baruch graduate and undergraduate students arrived at 12:30PM, eager to learn about what consists of Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services and why such a profession is in such high demand.
The event started with members from the EY department introducing themselves. The FIDS members discussed their varying day to day work obligations which included:
Insider trading cases (SEC) focusing on litigation on customer harm
Fraud Risk Assessment
Anti Money Laundering Compliance
Anti Bibery & Corruption Assessments.
Upon the completion of their introductory statements, the members of FIDS at EY broke down who they were and what they do. Many if the members present were Baruch College alumni. They explained EY’s Global fids network which had 154 locations in 73 countries (primarily located in North America, South America, Asia & Africa). They have 194 FIDS Partners and 200+ workers which is rapidly expanding.
They continued to elaborate where FIDS stand in the hierarchy of EY’s Services. FIDS is a part of their Assurance Services where they focus on Fraud Investigation, Dispute Services, Insurance and Federal Claims Services, Government Contract Services and Forensic Technology and Discovery Services (FDTS).
After discussing the general overview of their services, the members of FIDS at EY explained the occupational why working at FIDS at EY is such a great opportunity. All the members unanimously agreed on two major reasons why working in FIDS is a great opportunity: (1) it is an occupation where you obtain a great sense of accomplishment in helping prevent fraudulent behavior; (2) working in FIDS provides one with an introduction to a vast array of accounting skills and services.
Upon completion of their presentation, the FIDS members were kind enough to take the rest of their available time to speak and network with students on an individual basis. It was inspiring to see so many students eager to stay around and learn even more about fraud prevention.
ZFAA would like to thank the members of FIDS who came and offered the time out of their busy day to give aspiring students an insight into what they do on a day to day basis. Lastly we would like to thank all the students who showed up to make this another successful ZFAA Event.
By Anthony Policastro, edited by Serena Law