Michael D. White II has over eight years of experience in governmental accounting, regulatory compliance, oversight monitoring, and disaster recovery. Michael primarily serves governmental agencies and small to mid-size not-for-profits on engagements ranging from full-service accounting, grants monitoring, and risk consulting roles.
Professional and Industry Experience
Michael has served as a project leader with responsibility for planning, execution, and delivery of multi-faceted financial reporting projects. His professional experience includes financial reporting, business process and risk analysis, performance audits, performing feasibility studies, evaluation of program controls, policies and procedures.
Compliance & Risk Monitoring
Work stream leader of an IT related study that detailed process flows for the State of Florida’s proposed accounting system to replace FLAIR (Florida Accounting and Information Resource). The workgroup consisted of 20 state accounting leaders from various agencies. Tasked with outlining process flows, control features, segregation of duties and process feasibility.
Michael works with KPMG by providing oversight monitoring services to the Division of Emergency Management for Hurricanes (Fay – Nate) FEMA funding. As a member of the special projects team, Michael focuses on mitigating high areas of interest such as; eligibility (facility, work, and cost), and other considerations (duplication of benefits, donated resources, ineligible costs etc.) The special projects team is responsible for investigating applicants who have irregularities with their application which could lead to claw-back’s from FEMA. The team has assisted with enhancing the validation process by bolstering the FEMA eligibility guide and conducting team trainings to cover lessons learned and best practices.
While at KPMG, Michael conducted performance audits of entities awarded grants from the US DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The performance audits were performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Performance audits assessed the controls over grant reporting, financial capability of grant recipients, cost verification of grant recipients and controls over indirect rate and fringe rate process. Michael has conducted multiple ARRA-related performance audits for US DOE. The audits performed included Incurred Cost Audits, Project Cost Verification.
During his tenure with the State Michael was responsible for tracking, monitoring the SEFA (Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards). In his position, Michael ensured the report was prepared in accordance with the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circular A-133. At the end of the project, the report was presented and signed by the Auditor General.