CPA, Managing Partner - Public Sector
Frank Banda is Managing Partner of CohnReznick's Public Sector practice. He has more than 29 years of management, audit, accounting and consulting experience with a special emphasis on assisting organizations with accounting, financial reporting, and business process management improvement. Frank has extensive knowledge of federal accounting standards with strong leadership skills and the proven ability to plan and implement large programs while managing risks, resolving issues, and achieving positive change.
He 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. In addition, he has served as a Project Manager for CohnReznick’s disaster recovery engagements with the State of Texas, State of Mississippi, and State of Louisiana. He has overseen plan design from implementation to execution, the establishment of PMOs, and Concept of Operations.
In addition, Frank is well versed in public policy and audit/fraud prevention which has enabled him to serve as an expert witness for the Department of Justice. He has implemented quality control and assurance programs, developed approaches for application verification, grant approval, applicant notification, issue resolution, payment preparation, payment processing, and closeout. Also, Frank leads Inspector General support projects for the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General and Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Frank co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer for an e-commerce software development company.
An article entitled Citizen-Centric Reporting on the Use of ARRA Funds by Frank Banda is featured in a book published by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) called Managing for High Government Performance.
B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Project Management Institute
Association of Government Accountants - Corporate Partner Liaison, Financial Management Standards Board