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Clearance(s): DoD Secret Clearance
Certifications: CISA (in Progress)
Degree/Education Y ears: Bachelor of Science –Business Information Technology
Total Y ears Experience: 7 years
Profile: Experienced DoDaudit readiness analystand ITconsultant
Frontier Inc Senior Consultant; March 2015 to Present
Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Support; March 2015- Present
IBM Business Transformation Consultant; July 2012 to March 2015
USPS MEPT Project;Business Analyst;November 2014 to Present
ARMY Financial ImprovementProject ;Audit Readiness Support ; December 2013 to November2014
FEMA; Functional Analyst;June 2013to October 2013
United Technologies Corporation; Business Analyst; April 2013 to May 2013
Defense Manpower Data Center;Quality Analyst and Software Tester; September 2012 to March 2013
North Irving Motors;Accounting Manager; June 2006to May 2012
Summary of Qualifications:
Mr. Eltahir has over 9 years ofprofessional experience performing a wide variety ofaudit, financial, IT, systems
analysis and accounting functions, including multiple years ofexperiencein performing audit readiness and
performing financial management audits ofFederal agencies. His expertiseincludes serving as a support analyst
on an Audit Readiness engagement at the Army and also as a senior consultant on the FIARITteam with the Air
Force. He possesses lots ofexperiencein analyzing and documenting weaknesses in internal controls over
financial reporting, financial systems and business processes. In addition to his Federal accounting experience,
he has years ofexperience in software testing, requirements writing and multiplebusiness analysis roles. His core
skills include business analysis, providing training, performing controls testing offinancial statement line items,
and preparing audit reports. He is currently supporting the Air Force systems for FFMIA compliance utilizing
DFAS Blue Book.
Frontier; Senior Consultant; March 2015 to Present
Client: Air Force
Currently providing Federal Accounting and General Controls contributions for the AF FIAR IT team.
-Developing andmaintaining theKick-offdeck, GAOQuestionnaire, TestPlan, Document RequestList and Meeting
Request List, Test Results, Potential Findings document, Critical Issues document, Corrective action plan and
summary report for each ev aluating system.
-Assessing the system architecture configuration and infrastructure of several Air Force systems including:
DEAMS, ConWrite, ABSS, ACES, REMIS and SCS/FIABS based on DFAS bluebook guidelines.
- Maintaining and updating projecttemplates for DFASBluebook project thatare continuedto be used throughout
the project, including documentation for the Test Plan, Test Results, and the End to End mapping.
- Participating in discussions with Air Force Client and System Owners to gather information regarding the
- Maintaining the Air Force FIAR IT team SharePoint site.
IBM; Senior Consultant; July 2012 to March 2015
Client: United States Postal Service
-Provided support for the USPSMail Entry and Payment Technologies (MEPT) project, including
business analysis expertise on USPS key business processes.
-Also, provided supportto junior CATtesters and business requirement writers.
Client: ARMY FIP
Provided federal accounting and general controls contributions for the ARMY FIP audit readiness support team.
-Supporting root cause and financial data analysis, developing corrective action plans, and providing process
improvement recommendations on the Army’s SAP General Fund Electronic Business System (GFEBS) business
- Supporting boththe GFEBS and the Global Combat SupportSystem, Army (GCSS-A) SAP based systems Chart of
Accounts, and the related accounting posting logic by providing subject matter expertise to assist the Army with a
broad range offinancial reporting services. Principal responsibilities includeleading the GFEBS and GCSS-A Chart
of Accounts Analysis, exemption analysis, and providing support for accounting posting logic documentation and
validation to ensure that the Chart of Account is consistent with all applicable Army’s guidance and government
- Leading the 2014 Tie-Points Initiative which included the analysis and re-design of the tie-point analysis,
including documenting the methodology which significantly enhanced the reliability and accuracy of the Army’s
Financial Reporting and the information used by the Army executives, congress, oversight entities (such as GAO).
- Performing data analytics to determine abnormal posting and data inconsistencies impacting financial reporting
and overall audit readiness efforts.
-Maintaining Army Audit Readiness SharePoint site.
- Evaluating system requirements for compliance with Blue Book chapter 14, Audit Trails and System Controls.
-Identifying and testing internal controls and developing a corrective action plan to be sent to team leadershipfor
discussion, analysis, and remediation.
Tested system for compliance with FFMIA requirements.
Mr. Eltahir supported the FEMA team as a functional analystand had the following responsibilities:
-Assisting the Work Order manager & Functional Lead with the business requirements, and the overall goals of
development and support of the work order.
-Assisting the WO manager and Functional Lead in managing governance documents.
-Assisting the WO manager with requirements to deliverables, such as final approvals, scheduling client meetings
and coordinating stakeholder schedules.
-Assisting the Functional Lead with all the business requirements across each of the applications, and analyzed
customer/mission needs to determine functional requirements.
-Presenting myself in a professional manner and articulated my ideas to the client.
Client: United T echnologies Corporation
Mr. Eltahir served as a business analyst on the UTC Emporis project. He had the following responsibilities:
- Consolidating over90%of$46.7Bin spend within an accelerated timeframe by utilizing IBMEmptoris
- Utilizing innovativequeries in Microsoft Access, completing the projectin about halfoftypical duration.
Benefits to the client included identification ofcostsavings opportunities, monitoring ofsupplier risk,
increased percentageofspend under management, visibility into spend,consolidation ofspend
information, and reduced time to manageand analyze data.
Client: Defense Manpower Data Center
Mr. Eltahir had the following responsibilities as a software tester:
-Writing QA plans and test cases used to verify application functionality
-Reviewing technical/functional specifications and interpreting the requirements into testcases.
-Executing the test cases and also performing boundary testing.
-Understanding application business rules, configuration management process, deployment process, and backend
components required to support the application
-Developing SoftwareTest Plans to demonstrate an understanding ofthe stakeholders, requirements, procedures
and constraints for pending testing;
-Updating existing Requirements Traceability Matrices (RTM) to ensure customerrequirements wereaccounted
-Coordinating real-timecommunications, status,tasks, bugs and issues to all required stakeholders via JIRA;
-Coordinating testing activities to manage workloads and meeting testing and documentation deadlines;
As a result ofhis work, the QA team achieveda +95%defect identification rate across the suite of
supported applications and had high customer satisfaction among the Government program management
and application developmentteams. Worked with all DHS component financial managers to correct
material weaknesses, and to develop strategies to respond to audit requests.Participated in audit status
meeting at the consolidated and at the DHS component level. Prepared responses to GAOand DHS OIG
audit findings and final reports.
North Irving Motors; Accounting and Sales Manager; July 2006 to August 2011
Mr. Eltahir servedas the sales and accounting managerat North Irving Motors and had the following
-Invoicing Accounts Payable and handling all bookkeeping and tax preparation duties.
-Managing the finance team and overseeing all accounting duties.
-Designing and implementing a decision support system to monitor employee progress and enhance purchasing
decisions based on previous sales reports.Identifying requirements by surveying customers and employees,
determining business needs.
OT HER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Provided upon request
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,VA, Business Information Technology,2012
Provided upon request