Charles spent his first five years with the “Big 4” accounting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). He has more than 30 years’ experience in audit and business advisory services, involving compliance audits, cost recovery audits, and audits of internal control environments. Charles has served as Project Manager under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Financial Management Oversight (FMO) program, which involved internal control audits of financial management systems and reviews of National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting at transit agencies. Some of these agencies were as follows: New York City Transit, SEPTA, MET Council of Minnesota, Metropolitan Bus Authority of San Juan, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ Ride), among others.
Charles is currently providing technical assistance to the Puerto Rico Department of Housing and the St. Thomas Public Housing Finance Agency of the US Virgin Islands in their rebuilding effort from Hurricanes under the HUD CDBG-DR program. Specifically, he is leading the firm’s effort in developing Cost Allocation Plans and Indirect Cost Rate proposals for the aforementioned agencies.
Among the many audits he performs, he is involved with the bi-state agency, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and its subsidiary, PATCO hi-speed rail service. Charles also provides business advisory services and directs the audits of various nonprofits, as well as the preparation of their 990 Information returns required by the IRS.
Finally, he is currently working with the Port Authority of NY & NJ on compliance testing of internal controls and reviewing contractor costs in connection with Professional Audit and Integrity Monitoring Services for Federally Funded Superstorm Sandy Repair and Resiliency Projects.