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National Science Foundation
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Deputy CFO / Division Director : Shirl A. Ruffin


  • Assures the financial integrity and efficiency of financial operations of NSF
  • Provides guidance and advice related to NSF financial policies as outlined in the Financial Manual 17
  • Interacts with the federal central agencies such as OMB, Treasury, FASAB and GSA to ensure NSF’s compliance with policy and regulations governing financial management
  • Responsible for the financial statement audit coordination of NSF
  • Responsible for the coordination of the accountability and effectiveness of federal programs and operations under FMFIA
  • Liaises with NSF’s Administrative Officers on a variety of financial and administrative matters

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