EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND OF CHRISTOPHER J. O'KEEFFE
Each year, Christopher is required to sucessfully accomplish 40 hours of continuing professional
education, all to maintain an active license CPA to practice accounting for small businesses and individuals.
Christopher is constantly leveraged as a consultant by new small business owners, program/office
managers and individuals for key tax matters, ‘fast-tracking’ budget plans, identifying key project tasks,
and to identify/recognize key dependencies within a plan or strategy.
has also been continuously involved in computer automation, information systems, and program management for over 18 years.
Included in this experience is specialized experience in economic, cost, and financial analysis development, requirements
analysis, system design, development, test, and program management support. Christopher has experience developing Information
System Cost and Economic Analyses (ISCEA) for Major Automated Information Systems under the Program Executive Office Standard
Army Management Information System (PEO STAMIS). He has developed numerous cost analyses, program requirements, risk assessments,
resource allocations, and affordability analyses.
He has experience
performing requirements analysis, system design, development and testing. His activities include data modeling, transaction
flow analysis, test strategy development, and documentation and standardization.
He has also researched and developed the creation of independent cost estimate analyses for multiple Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP) that support the United States Army’s entire “Single Army Logistics Enterprise”
or SALE architecture.
Christopher also works as the cost lead with
project managers of multiple distinct programs, experienced industry consultants, and other professionals at Ft. Belvoir and
Ft Lee, Virginia to develop scenarios of cost estimate models.
supports information system development through the creation of multiple complex life cycle cost models using ACEIT software
and Microsoft Excel. He evaluates cost savings, creates impact and benefits analyses, Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), functional
point analyses, statistical analyses, report preparation and presentation.
performs “what-if” scenario analyses on an iterative basis using various performance measures, risk management
techniques and affordability analysis computations. He collects and analyzes requirements data to support program planning
and the identification of technical and functional resources to perform specific tasks and their associated costs.
In his spare time, Christopher volunteers at a local rescue squad in Richmond, providing
immediate medical and rescue services to the sick and injured. He also is a state licensed instructor of vehicle rescue
though the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (DFP) and the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
THE VALUE OF A CPA
Certified Public Accountants provide technical expertise, innovative thinking, and personal
service that help organizations thrive and families achieve financial security. In today’s global, competitive and information-driven
environment, the CPA’s core competencies – integrity, objectivity, independence, and integrated thinking –
bring new and diverse value to clients.
THE CPA DIFFERENCE
If you think all accountants and other
business advisors are alike, think again. Those who are able to call themselves CPA’s have met stringent education and
experience requirements, must work in accordance with high quality technical and professional standards, and adhere to a strict
code of professional ethics.
You can have a plan. You can have all
the right information. But unless you hold these things up to your goals, assess them against your needs, and understand their
effects on the future, you can’t make a truly informed decision. That’s where your CPA comes in. Windows of opportunity
aren’t always found – they’re created.