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Kim Farington

Kim Farington is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Financial Services at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  In this position, she manages the financial, accounting, and reporting operations for all OPM programs, including the $900 billion Trust Fund comprised of the Retirement and Disability Program; Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program; Retired Employees' Health Benefits Program; and Federal Employees' Life Insurance Program.  She also manages the development and implementation of OPM's Activity Based Cost Accounting system for management of OPM’s operations.

Prior to joining OPM, Ms. Farington was the Associate CFO for Financial Policy and Planning at Department of Agriculture (USDA).  She was responsible for USDA’s fiscal and travel policy; publishing the Department’s Strategic Plan, and managing its Internal Control program.  Ms. Farington also served as the Controller of USDA’s $600 million Working Capital Fund.  Prior to USDA, Ms. Farington was the Chief Accountant at OPM where she was responsible for the OPM’s accounting policy and Internal Control Program. 

She also served as a senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.  There she oversaw Federal financial system implementations and was responsible for the Federal Charge Card Program.  In addition, she initiated the development and implementation of the Federal Government-wide standard Inter- Agency Agreement, and she managed the development of the Common Governmentwide Accounting Classification Structure as well as the Financial Management Line of Business.

Ms. Farington supported the Office of the Secretary of Defense as an Accountant and charter member of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team. There she was responsible for DoD’s $70 billion in environmental liabilities and $221 billion in assets.  Ms. Farington also served as a Business Financial Manager, a Systems Accountant, and Chief of Interfund.  Ms. Farington was instrumental in the development of the initial version of the enterprise architecture for DoD.

Kim is a Certified Public Accountant, with 22 years of Government service and is the recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.  She holds an Associate’s degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Excelsior College.  Kim is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants and past Regional Vice President for the Capital Region.

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