JOLIET — Duffy Black-burn, CPA, the Will County auditor, recently earned his Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Blackburn passed the ACFE’s exam and met the necessary character, experience and education requirements. He has experience and knowledge in Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and has attended certificate programs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He earned his two master’s degrees in business and accounting from Keller Graduate School and his undergraduate degree from University of Iowa.
Will County, population 685,000 and governmental budget of $493 million, is the fourth largest county in Illinois and is the fastest growing of Illinois counties and 10th fastest growing county in the nation. The elected Office of the Will County Auditor is responsible for conducting audits and reporting the county’s operational and financial condition.
Blackburn was elected to his second four-year term in November 2012.