Mr. JAMES D. RATLEY, CFE, President Emeritus Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 conference.

James D. Ratley graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 1971, he joined the Dallas Police Department as a police officer.

Mr. Ratley was assigned to several police department divisions, including vice, child abuse, and internal affairs. He was a member of numerous department task forces that concentrated on major fraud cases.

In 1986, Mr. Ratley left the police department to join Wells & Associates, a forensic accounting practice, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. He handled investigations regarding internal frauds, conflicts of interest, and litigation support. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE’s training and education programs.

In 2005, Mr. Ratley was awarded the ACFE’s Cressey Award, the organization’s highest honor. It is bestowed annually for a lifetime of achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud.

In 2006, Mr. Ratley was named President of the ACFE. To read the full bio, click here.

Jim joins the list of a great lineup of speakers which includes Rich Townsend, John Wisz, Paul Pettit and others.

For the current list of speakers and topics, click here.

NACA’s 7th Annual Conference &

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

South Lake Tahoe, CA

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The National Association of Construction Auditors was created to enhance the control environment related to construction projects, by addressing the needs of:

  1. Auditors who spend a significant amount of their efforts auditing and/or controlling construction projects;
  2. Owner construction/facilities management personnel who want to improve their knowledge base of contracts and process controls resulting in their construction projects being better managed and controlled; and
  3. Project managers/construction management personnel who want to improve their knowledge base of contracts and process controls, thereby improving the overall product delivered to their customers.

The NACA grants the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) to individuals with the expertise in these areas. The National Association of Construction Auditors is committed to providing resources, information, and leadership for NACA members, their clients, and the public to ensure the highest standard of construction controls possible.

While “National” is in our name, we welcome members from around the globe!