Kerry Avila is the Chief Financial Officer Treasurer at Tech-Marine Business, Inc. (TMB). She has 20 years of progressive finance experience in support of both corporate operations and client requirements. Her experience includes financial execution, budgeting and planning, contract administration, general accounting, and proposal development for corporate entities.
Ms. Avila began at TMB as a Contracts Administrator in 2008 and quickly rose to the role of Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer and Financial Manager. In this role she is responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems for $42M revenue firm, utilizing Deltek systems, including the GCS Premier, Time and Expense, and Impromptu. Her responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, human resources and payroll, benefits management, retirement plan management, taxes, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing, risk management and insurance, strategic planning, and investment planning. Her accomplishments include leading company through and obtaining an adequate rating (highest available) from Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for the company’s accounting system, obtaining unqualified opinions of company’s financial statements from outside auditors for all years audited (2008-2016), implementing Deltek’s Time and Expense web-based timesheet and expense report software, as well as Deltek’s GCS Premier’s Fixed Asset module, and leading company through successful incurred cost audits with DCAA for 2008-2013. Ms. Avila was also part of the team that led the company through and obtained an approved designation from Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) for the company’s purchasing system.
Prior to TMB, Ms. Avila spent a total of 10 years at SYTEX, Inc. which was acquired by Lockheed Martin while she worked there in October 2005. She worked her way up to be the Business Operations Manager for the Information Dominance and Security Group (IDSG) directorate with a $75M annual budget. She managed and directed the business operations organization, and was responsible for all areas of finance, planning and financial estimating, contractual compliance, cost management, budget development, analyses and proposal support.
Ms. Avila previously spent six years providing direct support to various customer including Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Information Assurance Applications Engineering Directorate and the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) Directorate. As an analyst she provided financial management and DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) support.
Ms. Avila holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from James Madison University. She also has a Certificate of Accounting from Northern Virginia Community College.