Frank Banda has more than 30 years of audit, accounting, project management, and consulting experience with a special emphasis on preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and assisting organizations with accounting, financial reporting, and business process management improvement.
CPA, CFE, PMP, Managing Partner – Government and Public Sector Advisory
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Experience and credentials
Intensive knowledge of federal accounting standards with strong leadership skills and proven ability to plan and implement large programs while managing risks, resolving issues, and achieving positive change
Has assisted governmental entities such as the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Office of Historical Trust Accounting with their accounting and compliance projects
Serves as senior partner for the contract audits of the Department of Energy
Served as a Project Manager for CohnReznick's disaster housing recovery engagements with the State of Texas, State of Mississippi, and State of Louisiana and Integrity Monitoring projects for the State of New York and New Jersey. Has overseen plan design from implementation to execution, the establishment of PMOs and Concept of Operations.
Well versed in public policy and audit/fraud prevention, serving as an expert witness for the Department of Justice
Has implemented quality control and assurance programs, the development of approaches for application verification, grant approval, applicant notification, issue resolution, payment preparation, payment processing, and closeout
Leads Inspector General support projects for the Federal Housing Finance Agency – Office of Inspector General and US State Department
Member of CohnReznick Managed Services & Outsourcing team which focuses on enhancing critical functions within our clients accounting, compliance, finance, risk, and technology operations
Before joining CohnReznick, co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer for an e-commerce software development company
Recognized among Top 50 Government Consultants and Leaders of 2022 - The Consulting Report
Authored article "Citizen-Centric Reporting on the Use of ARRA Funds" featured in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) book Managing for High Government Performance
BS, Accounting, University of Maryland
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Project Management Institute
Association of Government Accountants
Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners