Ms. DaCari A. Graham is currently the Division Chief for the Financial Policy and Operations (FPO), of the Office of Financial Management (PFM). As the Division Chief of FPO, Ms. Graham is the principle lead on all financial, donations and travel policy for the department. She is instrumental in ensuring all OMB, Treasury, and FASAB standards are implemented and followed throughout the department, as well as serving as a lead in coordinating the Agency Financial Report (AFR) and issuance guidance on behalf on the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) and Director, PFM. Ms. Graham has been instrumental in carrying out policies and financial management activities including identifying accounting and budgetary issues and developing progressive fiscal management practices to address said issues.
Ms. Graham has more than 10+ years in federal accounting and has served as an Auditor at Williams, Adley & Company, LLP and KPMG. Her federal career has consisted of work at Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- Deputy Director, Division of Payment Services
Oversaw over 29,000 payments with 75,000 distribution lines annually for approximately $1.3 billion to FDA vendors. Provided expert advice in specialized area of accounting, developing policies and financial management program goals. Conducted and coordinated long range and comprehensive systems studies for the design, modification, and implementation of automated accounting systems. Determined accounting data requirements. Conducted studies for special projects. Developed procedural manuals, methods, and directives and created/updated division policies and guides specially related to the Improper Payments Act.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)- Branch Chief, Financial Analysis and Financial Property
Oversaw all activity associated with recording of assets, accumulated depreciation for Real Property, Personal Property, and Internal-Use-Software. Analyzed the financial statements and related trial balances which included investigating abnormal balances and analytical tie-points for discrepancies. Researched and reconciled all discrepancies, auditing and verifying documents and following internal controls. Monitored Notice of Findings and Remediations (NFRs), coordinated and executed remediation efforts for Mission Action Plans (MAPs). Participated in DHS led G-Invoicing (GINV) Agency Implementation, Intragovernmental (IGT) and DATA Act working groups. Participated with IMPROVE Enhancements Change Advisory Board (CAB) to review and prioritize System Change Requests (SCRs) for all branches within OFM.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)- Senior Staff Accountant, Financial Reporting and Analysis
Assisted with the design, implement and development of automated accounting systems. Reviewed legislation and regulations. Developed and monitored accounting internal control programs by identifying problem areas and developing solutions to improve operating program effectiveness. Developed procedural manuals, methods, and directives. Conducted financial analyses, audits, and/or investigations of major foreign and/or domestic businesses. Researched Treasury scenarios and accounting standards to ensure agency posting models are USSGL compliant.
Ms. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Delaware State and resides in Maryland.