A mentor noticed Stacy Johnson’s forensic and investigation skills during her work on insolvent liquidation engagements and encouraged her to pursue the CFE credential. This path led the Nassau native to eventually become secretary, vice president and current president of the ACFE Bahamas Chapter. Johnson is working hard to grow chapter membership when not working as a director at Kikivarakis & Co. or spending time with her husband and 3 year-old daughter.
How has the CFE benefited your career?
I provide needed assistance to businesses in the community by way of strengthening their fraud detection and prevention measures using the invaluable tools and resources provided by the ACFE.
What are the benefits of serving as a chapter leader?
I have met so many interesting and influential people. Serving as chapter leader has also opened doors along my career path that have afforded me the opportunity to engage in public speaking, teaching and mentorship roles that I would not have imagined as a young professional.
What goals would you like to help the chapter accomplish?
To be respected as the premier fraud fighting and fraud education resource in the Bahamas, to increase membership and evolve into a chapter that our members will be proud to be a part of.
Do you have any advice for other chapter leaders?
Leading a chapter requires sacrifice, enthusiasm and commitment. Be willing to make sacrifices on behalf of the chapter. Be enthusiastic about the chapter and others will feed from your enthusiasm and offer themselves willingly to help achieve chapter goals. Be committed to leading the chapter in spite of setbacks that may come along.
What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
Aside from my roles as wife and mother to a 3 year-old daughter, I am grateful to pursue a career that I love and chart my own course along the way in spite of uncertainties.
What are your favorite activities and hobbies outside of work?
I love dancing, listening to music and discovering the world through my daughter’s eyes!
What is your personal motto? Does it have any special meaning?
“Success is in the details.” I always try to be over-prepared and consider minute details that others may view as insignificant. Whether I am preparing for a business trip, an exam, a client meeting, a chapter event or a family outing I want the outcome to be successful, should something unforeseen occur, especially when I know others are counting on me.