Dawn Taylor

Dawn Taylor

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)


Dawn Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with a Master of Business Administration degree and more than 18 years of accounting- and finance-related experience in diverse industries. Presently, she enjoys developing and teaching online graduate-level accounting courses.

She discovered her passion for adult learning during the several years she spent as an accounting writer for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. There she developed anti-fraud content—manuscripts, participant materials, case studies, review and exam questions and answers, and presentation slides—in support of instructor-led training, text-based self-studies, webinars, and interactive online multimedia. She also wrote and updated content for fraud textbooks, training manuals, prep courses, and Certified Fraud Examiner examinations.

In addition to her teaching and course development experience, Dawn spent more than a decade in corporate and governmental accounting and finance, more specifically, preparing financial statements/reports, providing financial analysis to senior management, performing due diligence on acquisition targets, designing and documenting internal controls, assisting with internal and external audits, and carrying out numerous other responsibilities.


In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and son, trying out new vegetarian recipes, reading, and exercising.