With a background in accounting and financial management, Charles W. Culkin, Jr. had the chance to work with the government or for an accounting firm, and he chose the FBI because he knew he would have a lucrative career with the agency. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, both from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Culkin is also a certified
government financial manager.
With an expertise in financial management and accounting, he began his career as an assistant auditor at United Virginia Bank in Vienna, VA, from 1967 to 1970. Then, from 1970 to 1997, he served as a senior assistant director in the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). He finally served as the executive director of the Association of Government Accountants from 1997 until his retirement in 2003. During his career, he also served as the founder, incorporator, treasurer, and director of Reston Commuter Buses, Inc., a non-profit bus company. In addition to his primary appointments in the field, Mr. Culkin has extended his expertise to the field by contributing articles to professional journals. He was also the publisher of The Journal of Government Financial Management from 1997 to 2003. Throughout his career, Mr. Culkin has been grateful for many highlights including testifying before Congress and many other accomplishments.
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