Principal, CohnReznick Advisory - Government and Public Sector Advisory
Paul Raffensperger is a principal in CohnReznick's Government practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting, consulting, and program management. Paul leads Firm engagements focused on organizational and business process development that often focus on technology assessment and development, workflows and procedures, process improvement, internal controls, budgeting processes, and financial and management reporting. He plays an active role in all aspects of his engagements including pre-engagement planning, interviews and fieldwork, data analysis, report development, and final presentations.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Paul held accounting and financial positions as project accountant, cost engineer, and assistant controller for a billion-dollar general contractor. The services and experience in these positions included a large number of program and project oversight activities for contract compliance audits, technology planning, and management/operational review services for government contractors, construction, property management, development, and not-for-profit clients.
Paul has served as a project manager for CohnReznick engagements with the Texas Development of Housing and Community Affairs, the State of Mississippi, and the State of Louisiana disaster housing grant programs distributing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to homeowners affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. He applied his extensive project management experience and knowledge to overseeing all aspects of the project including full compliance with federal, state, and local policies governing CDBG distribution. Under these programs, he oversaw the design of program policy and program requirements, establishment of the Project Management Offices (PMO), implementation of quality control and assurance programs, and development of approaches for application verification, grant approval, applicant notification, issue resolution, payment preparation, payment processing, and close-out.
MBA, Finance, George Washington University
B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University