CHRISTOPHER B. SARAHAN II
45851 Flamingo Drive
Leesburg, VA 20176-8264
Citizenship: United States
Veteran’s Preference: None.
Highest Federal Grade Held: 14.
Current Federal Position Type Held: Permanent.
Types of Federal Positions Held: Career Conditional and Permanent.
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
A top-performing Certified Finance Professional (CPA and CGFM) credited with over 20 years of federal financial management experience. Outstanding specialist distinguished for accounting policy development; fixed asset reporting; cost accounting; financial statement compilation; general ledger analysis; and various other aspects of the industry. Highly accomplished in multiple financial systems and the ability to build and maintain relationships.
2007 – CURRENTDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FINANCIAL OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE (OCTOBER 2008 – PRESENT)
The Team Lead of Financial Reporting & Systems charged with financial submissions, reporting activities, and expert analysis in various financial fields. Numerous responsibilities display accomplished skill and talent in the finance industry. Demonstrated strong leadership skills while acting in place of the Associate Director. Evidence of strong knowledge of the finance field is visible in the role of Financial Reporting, General Ledger Oversight, and Internal Control. Skills as an outstanding professional are manifest in the understanding of Financial Systems and a wide range of additional professional services.
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (JULY 2007 – OCTOBER 2008)
Staff Accountant recruited to assist with Financial Operations; the USVISIT Software Capitalization Project; Policy Issuances and Representation; and various other financial responsibilities. Displayed initiative and strong financial knowledge by identifying abnormal balance issues and developing interim procedures for maintenance. Developed and implemented valuable strategies, procedures, and processes to improve department services.
2000 – July 2007INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE JANUARY
OFFICE OF REVENUE SYSTEMS (May 2003 – July 2007)
Essential Systems Accountant tasked with SAP Financial System Implementation; OMB Circular A-123 Implementation; Expert Accounting Assistance; Business Resumption/Continuity Planning; Interim Revenue Accounting Control System (IRACS); and other crucial accounting responsibilities. Showed financial knowledge and leadership abilities by building a consensus on policy and procedural changes that led to a performance award and the IRS becoming the first agency to obtain an unqualified opinion with SAP in its first year of operation. Benefitted the department by improving the cost allocation of workmen’s compensation costs.
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REPORTS/COST ACCOUNTING & ANALYSIS (JANUARY 2000 – MAY 2003)
Cost Accountant recruited to be responsible for the Statement of Net Cost Preparation; OMB A-76 Compliance; Integrated Financial System (IFS) Implementation; and additional accounting responsibilities.
February 1997 – January 2000DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF FINANCE
Staff Accountant and Team/Project Leader responsible for Audit Recommendation Follow Up; Fixed Asset Monitoring & Financial Reporting; Federal Financial System Property Module (FFSPM) Implementation; and other essential financial duties. Displayed financial knowledge and experience by authoring the capitalization policy memo to change capitalization thresholds for all classes of fixed assets. This led to being in alignment with departmental standards.
APRIL 1992 – February 1997INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REPORTS (September 1994 – February 1997)
Essential Operating Accountant tasked with Financial Statement Preparation and other vital accounting duties. Displayed leadership abilities as the supervisor of detailees and substitute Team Leader. Benefitted the department by improving data accuracy and cutting processing time by 50 percent. This improvement saved the IRS 32 hours annually. Displayed initiative and financial knowledge by performing extensive data analysis during several compilations that resulted in a $605 million adjustment in the working trial balance for FY93, and a $26 million reduction in prepaid assets in FY95.
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REPORTS (APRIL 1992 – AUGUST 1994)
Liaison Accountant recruited to be responsible for serving as part of the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act Liaison Team in the Office of Financial Reports. Excellent leadership skills and financial knowledge were evident while tasked with Audit Coordination; Report Coordination and Writing; Financial Statement Reporting; and other essential financial duties.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BUREAU OF PUBLIC OFFICE OF DEBT: FINANCIAL REPORTS
Accountant, January 1992 – April 1992
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK: DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUS PARKING
Service Specialist/Other, September 1989 – January 1994
H&R BLOCK: RIVERDALE PLAZA OFFICE
Tax Preparer, December 1991 – April 1992
Other Family Members Working for the U.S. Government:
Christina M. Sarahan, Spouse: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Denise M. Williams, First Cousin: Internal Revenue Service
Richard Williams, First Cousin: U.S. Parole Commission
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Arts in Administration, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, June 1990
B.S. Accounting/B.S. Transportation, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, August 1985
Diploma, DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD, May 1980
UMCP Degrees, 18 credits in Economics and 18 credits in Criminal Justice.
Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1988.
Active Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) since the mid 1990’s.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & AWARDS
Performance Award – DHS, IRS; Special Act Award – DHS, IRS; On-The-Spot Award - DHS
CFO Peer Award “Most Likely To Come Through in a Pinch” – DHS
CFO Superior Mission Achievement Award – DHS
CFO Award for Excellence In Financial Management, Honorable Mention – DHS
CFO Award “IFS You-Da” Award”– IRS & Computer Sciences Corporation
Certificate of Recognition – IRS