Who We Are

Leadership Staff

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Susan Miller, CPA

Managing Member

Susan Miller has more than 30 years of experience in providing audit and accounting services including 22 years government experience.  As Managing Member, her responsibilities include strategic and operational aspects of the organization including sales, delivery, recruiting, training, and staffing.  Her experience is focused in areas related to accounting outsourcing, OMB Circular A-123 support and audit support, CFO functions and systems implementation such as the following:  system requirements definition, system evaluation and selection, data assessment and cleanup, data conversion planning, GL analysis, account reconciliation, accounting classification code definition, policy and procedure redesign.

Prior to joining Watkins Government Services, Susan worked as a Director with Watkins Meegan’s Non-Profit division and as a Manager with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman.

Education

B.S. Accounting, University of Maryland

Professional Affiliations, Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • American Society of Military Accountants
  • National Grants Management Association

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Katherine Bodoh Kerr, CGFM, PMP 

Senior Manager 

Kathy Kerr has over 30 years’ experience in the analysis of user and externally-driven requirements and the subsequent development and implementation of federal accounting management systems.  As Senior Manager, she has been instrumental in identifying and ensuring compliance of these systems to federal requirements to include the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) requirements as well as Treasury and OMB reporting requirements. Over the years, her focus has been in providing functional assistance in identifying requirements, business process re-engineering and providing support in the acquisition of JFMIP-certified COTS products and has been instrumental in identifying and implementing business systems solutions to improve the information from these business and performance-based systems.

More recently, she has been instrumental in providing her clients with implementation support of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, ensuring that the submissions are timely, accurate and complete. Ms. Kerr oversees the SharePoint site that is used to prepare the submissions and provide support for the audits. As part of the team’s regular focus on improvement, Ms. Kerr was instrumental in incorporating the changes in the summer of 2020 when Covid spending was issued, and the team was responsible for incorporating the new requirements and changing the reporting cadence from quarterly to monthly.

Prior to joining Watkins Government Services, Kathy worked as a Senior Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton. She led account planning and project delivery for federal financial management and cost analysis support to six federal agencies.

Philip Aldridge, CPA, CIA

Manager

Mr. Aldridge has over 25 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and analysis.  He has performed financial audits and internal control reviews, prepared forecasts, analyzed income, expenses, and profit of businesses in various industries, and has prepared and reviewed tax returns for nonprofit entities. He currently supports the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), providing financial management auditing services. He is responsible for managing the daily activities of the project team, directing the completion of specific project tasks within expected timeframes, review of client deliverables, and for the team’s efforts in closing Single Audit reports and Grant Audit reports in a timely manner.

He supported the DOJ in the review of standard operating procedures related to grants management to ensure compliance with the revised OMB A-133 super-circular and 2 CFR 200. In addition, Mr. Aldridge supports OJP management with complex issues related to questioned costs identified in audit reports, high risk grantees, and various reporting requirements. Mr. Aldridge is an experienced researcher who is frequently called upon to research highly complex areas. He is intimately familiar with the CFR, OMB Circulars, and generally accepted accounting principles.

Mr. Aldridge has employed multiple methods to gather data for policy and procedure revisions including conducting interviews, process walkthroughs, focus group sessions, and on-line polling of users. Outcomes have produced improved policies and procedures, clarification of areas of misunderstanding, and documents which comply with authoritative guidance.

Education

B.S. Accounting, University of Maryland University College

Professional Affiliations, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Grants Management Association

David Murphy, PMP

Manager

Mr. Murphy has over 20 years of experience in financial management, business intelligence, and data analytics. Throughout his career Mr. Murphy has focused on optimizing financial processes and improving decision-making through data analytics. His experience includes the design and development of financial management software tools, extensive financial analysis, internal controls, financial policy, and controllership.

Mr. Murphy’s professional experience includes leading a team of more than 25 professionals while serving as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer for a national real estate financial services firm. As a consultant, he has assisted numerous private and public sector clients in financial process improvement, internal control design and testing, and financial / business intelligence software development and implementation.

Education

MBA, University of Virginia

BS, Political Science, State University of New York at Brockport

Professional Affiliations, Certifications, and Memberships

Project Management Professional (PMP)

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Carmen Boone

Recruitment Manager

Carmen Boone is a Senior Recruitment Professional with over 20 years of experience in Corporate, Non-Profit and Federal and RPO environments.  Recognized for creating a positive and significant impact on organizational goals by closing critical positions and facilitating strategic recruitment initiatives for long-term organizational success.

As Recruitment Manager, Carmen is responsible for providing strategic planning for award of new business regarding staff augmentation and overseeing the effective recruitment of company personnel.

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