Kari C. Steinbeisser, has been awarded her Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) designation. A CFE is a leader in the anti-fraud community, noted as a specialist in the prevention and deterrence of fraud. They represent the highest standards held by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (AFCE) and possess expertise in all aspects of the anti-fraud profession. In order to become a CFE, Kari has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE. She has also successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience, and education requirements for the CFE credential, and has demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Criminology & Ethics, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation. CFEs have the ability to identify an organization’s vulnerability to fraud and advise on improving fraud prevention and deterrence measures. CFEs are trained to see the warning signs and red flags that indicate not just actual fraud, but fraud risk – potentially saving organizations thousands of dollars in losses through prevention and detection before it’s too late.

Kari is a Certified Public Accountant and Governmental Auditor and has been with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP (CDS) since October 2011. She graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Kari received her CPA certification from the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy in September 2011. Her practice emphasis is auditing local governments, including cities and schools.

Kari is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (AFCE). She is a member of the City Review Task Force through the MNCPA.

Kari graduated from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 Leadership Perspectives program. She is a board member and volunteer for Junior Achievement and a committee member of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce NeXt organization. Kari also volunteers for Rotary Reading Buddies in the Willmar Public Schools.

Kari and her husband, Shane, reside in Kandiyohi, MN.