The Chief Financial Officer oversees PDS’ annual budget of approximately $40 million, as well as all strategic and performance planning, budget formulation, budget execution, financial management, accounting, and acquisition services for the organization. The PDS Director delegates to the CFO broad authority for planning and executing all aspects of the budgetary, accounting, strategic planning, and acquisition functions. The CFO maintains responsibility for the administrative control of funds, enterprise risk management, and the fiscal integrity of all PDS financial records.
The CFO oversees the development, presentation, justification and execution of the PDS budget, working collaboratively with senior management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress on budget issues. The CFO participates in Congressional, OMB, and external stakeholder hearings and meetings on budget matters. The CFO also establishes an effective internal control program for the prevention of fraud, waste and abuse and supports PDS’ compliance with the Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act and OMB Circular A-123, including providing authoritative interpretations of PDS policies and procedures governing its financial and acquisition operations.