Analyst Level *
Years of Professional Experience
Top Secret (TS-SCI)
Master Business Administration: Strayer University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration: Benedict College.
Certified Government Financial Manager
Key Skill Areas
Audit Readiness; Audit and Compliance; Financial Management and Comptroller; Programming and Budgeting; Resource Management; Business Operations Manager; Budget Analysis and Execution; Army Financial Management Systems (GFEBS, GCSS Army, and DTS.
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: Richard Varn is experienced in Accounting, Auditing, Budget Management, Program Management, and Financial Management. He has successfully Managed high dollar value Financial Management Projects in the business processes such as Contracting, Civilian Pay, Financial Reporting, Military Pay, Procurement, and Revenue. From June 2009 to June June2014 he was responsible for programming, budgeting, and executing funding with the Annual Funding Plan and an Allotment of 298 million dollars for; Army Asymmetric Program, Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program and Continuity Operations Program.
Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) G8 11/16 – 5/17
Team Member for Booz Allen Hamilton Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) project team, responsible for Audit Readiness throughout the US Army Reserve Command.
Conducts assessments to determine compliance with audit readiness requirements, while developing solutions to ensure an unqualified opinion.
Execute knowledge of GFEBS, GCSS Army and DTS systems to download and analyze key supporting documents necessary for determine if the U.S. Army Reserve Command is meeting the requirements for the audit readiness program.
Life Cycle Engineering 04/15 – 04/16
Sr. Financial Analyst
Performed Quantitative Drill Down Analysis to quantitatively identify material financial statement line items and business processes by depicting the dollar activity of assessable units and sub-assessable units.
Performed Audit Readiness NFR analysis to identify the root causes of failed samples and propose follow-on actions.
Assisted client with developing and implementing corrective action plans.
Performed monthly self -directed testing, examinations, and audits of samples.
HQDA ODCS G3 Admin Office RMO 06/09 – 06/14
Participated in all aspects of the Army Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution for the Army Asymmetric Program, Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program and Continuity Operations Program, which have an Annual Funding Plan and Allocation of approximately $298 million dollars.
Analyzed funding requests from Army staff elements to determine the need for adjustments to funding requirements or submission of funding requests for additional resources.
Developed budget guidelines and methods to analyze and evaluate performance of budget functions.
Performed budget evaluation reviews, presented budget recommendations to management officials, and evaluated the accuracy and reliability of budget forecasts.
Monitored year end closing to ensure proper and full use of available funding without any anti-deficiency violations.
Certified the availability of funds and appropriateness of requested budget accounts and appropriations to be used for processing budget transactions.
Implemented budget policies, and regulations requirements affecting the execution of budgeting and financial management resources.
Department of the Air Forces 01/07 -8/07
Financial Management Specialist
Performed budget execution, trend analysis, and monitoring the obligations of funds.
Provided advice, assistance and guidance on resolving budgeting and financial
U.S. Army Audit Agency 09/94 – 08/03
Served as an auditor in charge on a variety of audit assignments that required sound knowledge of auditing techniques and skills necessary to independently plan and conduct audits of army operational programs. These are findings from two of the audits:
1.During the audit of BRAC 91 and 95 cost and saving, I used advanced audit techniques to identify a savings of 7.2 million dollars for Fort Douglas during BRAC 91 and confirmed the National Guard Bureau's estimated cost of 8 million dollars to operate the Reserve enclaves a Fort Chaffee and Fort Pickett during BRAC 95.
2.During the Audit of Retail Supply Operations, I performed quires in the Logistics Intelligence Fife (LIF) and Standard Retail Supply System (SARSS) Document History File which identified 2,000 invalid wholesale requisitions with obligation in the financial system. Cancellation of these requisitions resulted in monetary benefits of about 1.7 million dollars.
U.S. Army Comptroller Proponency Office 07/99-09/00
Program Manager (Developmental Assignment)
Served as the program manager for the Resource Management Mentorship Program, Professional Resources Management Course, Professional Military Comptroller School, The Army Controller Course, Civilian Personnel Development Assignment Program and the Resource Management Award Program.
Planned, implemented, and analyzed the above programs’ daily operations and funding requirements.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, RECOGNITION, PUBLICATIONS:
Member of Association of Government Accountants 1999- Present
Certified Government Financial Manager 1999- Present