Mr. Durrani is the new Team Lead for the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) directorate within the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)). He joins OUSD(C) FIAR after providing financial management advisory services across all three branches of the federal government over the last 15 plus years, including nearly three years supporting DoD.
During his federal advisory career, most recently as a Director within Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector, Mr. Durrani provided accounting, audit readiness, mitigation, remediation and sustainment, financial statements and reporting, internal controls and compliance, budget formulation and execution, revenue calculation/assessment and revenue management, policy, procedure and business process automation and improvement, and financial system implementation services. During his tenure at Grant Thornton, he also developed and conducted internal and external training courses, led a large internal initiative, and supported campus recruiting, including in-person interviews and meetings with professors and business school leaders, presentations to campus groups and conferences, and judging student case competitions.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mr. Durrani served as a project manager and leader within Deloitte & Touché and BearingPoint’s Public Sectors, receiving competitive awards at each firm and lead working groups that brought together synergies from teams supporting several federal agencies. Preceding his focus on federal government financial management challenges, Mr. Durrani provided accounting, financial statements and reporting and financial system implementation support within nonprofit and commercial sectors while working for organizations such as the American Red Cross.
A son of university professors, Mr. Durrani is a native of Athens, Georgia but spent his formative years in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Mason, and a Professional Certificate in Accounting from the University of Virginia. During his pursuit of the MBA, Mr. Durrani enjoyed working with start-up companies to refine funding pitches to investors. He currently serves on an advisory board within Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition to serving on his alma mater’s advisory board, Mr. Durrani’s volunteer efforts have included serving as an AGA Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Reviewer and working with Junior Achievement in Northern Virginia. In his spare time, he looks forward to taking his car out to racetracks and autocross courses along the East Coast.