Charles D. Pickering, CPA, CFE

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Charles D. Pickering, CPA, CFE               +1-239-945-5120
614 SW 53rd Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914     

Professional Profile

Senior Financial executive with extensive international experience in financial management, accounting, auditing, forensic audits, Sarbanes Oxley, compliance and investigations.
Certified Public Accountant – active license through 12/31/2021
Certified Fraud Examiner – Life Member
Experience in 23 countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, CIS, Balkans, South America and the Pacific Rim
Internal and External audits, including Sarbanes Oxley compliance, in international arena
Computer literate and excellent communication and presentation skills
Responsible for the administration of a $235 million grant from the US State Department to the Republic of Armenia
Investigations of numerous allegations of criminal and civil violations
Extensive experience dealing with all strata of management
Professional Accomplishments

Financial Management
· Administered a $235 million grant from the US State Department to the Republic of Armenia, including establishing an automated accounting system compatible with US and RA requirements, full reporting and compliance programs, and mentoring staff of five professional Armenian accountants and one Ex-Pat.  Authored the first approved Fiscal Accountability Plan for MCC projects and designed and implemented tracking and reporting firms which are now required of all projects worldwide;
· Established and ran an emergency call center for use in the event of an airline disaster.  Responsible for bottom line responsibility of $1+ million annual budget and five full time and over 900 part time employees;
· Designed and operated a compliance program for a German airline to ensure compliance with US laws and regulations.

· External Auditing – performed audits and reviews for client companies, including financial, forensic, operational and compliance, as well as Sarbanes Oxley reviews;
· Internal Auditing – 10 years of experience performing internal audits for two Fortune 500 companies, rising to the level of Audit Manager.
· Governmental Auditing – 10 years of experience in auditing governmental entities, including the US Departments of Defense, Energy and Agriculture and the Federal Energy Administration.
· Investigated potential Accountant Liability claims for FDIC related to external audits of failed banks.  Supervised seven professionals and coordinated investigations with FDIC attorneys, outside counsel and other governmental investigators and agencies;
· Performed and/or assisted on numerous contract investigations involving theft, fraud, misrepresentation, malfeasance,  executive misconduct and external audit failure in the US and foreign countries;
· Performed Forensic Audits of public utility companies in Bosnia in preparation for privatization;
· International experience in Armenia, Bosnia, Brazil, Columbia, Croatia, France, Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, Vietnam and numerous other countries.
Work History
· Consultant: Charles D. Pickering, CPA, CFE
Cape Coral, FL 02/2015 – Present
· Manager of Investigations: MMC, Inc. (FDIC), Dallas, TX
12/2008 – 01/2015
· Senior Manager/Fiscal Agent: Glocoms, Inc, Chicago, IL/Yerevan
Armenia/Hanoi, Vietnam 11/2006 – 12/2008
· Consultant: Charles D. Pickering, CPA, CFE, Cape Coral, FL
10/2000 – 11/2006
· Vice President /Compliance Officer: LTU International Airways
GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany 07/1996 – 10/2000
· Manager of Forensic Accounting: Network Security Management
Ltd, London, England 06/1993 – 06/1996
· Corporate Inspector: Guardsmark, Inc, Memphis, TN
06/1992 – 06/1993
· Ethics Manager: Sundstrand Corporation, Rockford, IL
04/1990 – 02/1992
· Audit Manager: Sundstrand Corporation, Rockford, IL
  03/1984 – 04/1990
· Senior Auditor: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp, Toledo, OH
  03/1980 – 03/1984
· Auditor: Various Agencies of US Government, Various Locations
within the US, 01/1970 – 03/1980

BS in Accounting from Mississippi State University,
State University, MS December 1973

Continuing Education
CPA – 40 hours per year average since 1984 – various accounting related courses –listing of recent courses provided upon request
CFE – 20 hours per year since 1989 – various forensic related courses –listing of recent courses provided upon request