CPA, CFE, PMP, Managing Partner – Government and Public Sector Advisory
A Partner and Managing Partner of Government and Public Sector Advisory, 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. Frank has an intensive 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; serves as the Senior Partner for the contract audits of the Department of Energy; and has 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. 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, the development of 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 US State Department.
Furthermore, Frank is also a member of the firm's Managed Services & Outsourcing team, which focuses on enhancing critical functions within our clients accounting, compliance, finance, risk, and technology operations.
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 new book published by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) called 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