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Thursday, August 28, 2008

FederalNewsRadio - Ask the CFO - Charles Christopherson (USDA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Charles Christopherson - Chief Financial Officer

The Agriculture Department's financial management is on the mend in many ways.
USDA received a qualified opinion from its auditors, meaning there were questions about how one of its bureaus manages its money. The bureau and the entire department are on track to have a clean audit opinion for fiscal 2008.

The department is also making strides in implementing a new financial management system.
Both of these goals are part of Charles Christopherson's plans before he leaves USDA in January.
The Chief Financial Officer has about five months left in his term and his list of priorities are trying to set Agriculture on solid footing for years to come.

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