Associate Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Director of Audit and Internal Controls

Naznin Rahman

Naznin Rahman is the Deputy Director of Audit and Internal Controls at the Office of Financial Management (PFM) and the Associate Chief Financial Officer for the Department of the Interior. In her role, she oversees the Department of the Interior and the Office of Financial Management oversight activities performed in conjunction with the Department's audit follow-up program, internal controls, and financial policy and operations. 

Prior to this role, Ms. Rahman served as the Audit Management Division Chief for the Department of the Interior, where she was responsible for providing executive leadership, direction, and oversight to the Department level Audit Management Division in support of an approximately 70,000-person Cabinet-level agency. She led and implemented strategic, operational, and tactical goals to strengthen audit follow-up management, financial reporting policy, accountability, and to enhance efficient and effective management controls. She oversaw and implemented restructuring initiatives that improved the Department's risk assessment, audit readiness, internal controls, and financial management at departmental oversight and operational levels. She advised and worked closely with executives on a wide range of federal financial management and operational subjects affecting controls over financial reporting, operations, and compliance with financial management laws and regulations.

Ms. Rahman is a multi-certified financial executive with broad federal experience; her areas of expertise include accounting, financial management, internal controls, and audits in the federal realm. She started her career with the leading global firm IBM. Subsequently, she worked for "Big 4" accounting firms Ernst & Young, Deloitte as well as Accenture Federal Services. Through her roles, she led complex Internal Audit, Internal Control, Audit Readiness, Enterprise Risk Management, and Financial Management integrity advisory missions for various large-scale federal agencies using comprehensive knowledge of federal financial requirements and guidance including Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, Federal Financial Management Improvement Act, Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123, A-136 & A-50, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Government Accountability Office’s Financial Audit Manual, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, as well as best practices of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ms. Rahman is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Defense Financial Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.