Great Bend, KS -- The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Austin Coyan, CPA, senior staff accountant, recently obtained his license as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


As stated on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners website, “The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.” 


“Congratulations to Austin for earning this new designation,” said Brian Staats, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of ABBB. “We look forward to the positive contributions this designation will allow him to make for clients as he continues to grow and develop his career.”


Coyan graduated magna cum laude from Wichita State University in 2013, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Raised in Goddard, Kansas, Coyan currently resides in Great Bend. He enjoys spending his free time reading, baking, and volunteering in the community.


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 15 office locations throughout the state. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit