Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Financial Operations and Systems
Bert Molina is the deputy chief financial officer (CFO) for the Office of Financial Operations and Systems. He has executive-level experience in the fields of finance, accounting, and technology with more than 30 years of service in local and state government, school districts, and private industry. Molina and the team at the Office of Financial Operations and Systems are responsible for maintaining the District’s general ledger (official “book” of financial records), producing the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) each year, and providing a broad range of payroll- and retirement-related services.
Prior to being named deputy CFO for financial operations and systems, Molina served as the CFO for the District government's Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, DC Public Schools, and the Milwaukee Public School System. He also served as deputy CFO for the District's Office of Budget and Planning and assistant deputy CFO for financial operations and systems. Molina was also the director of General Accounting for the city of Houston, Texas. During his tenure with the Goverment of the District of Columbia and Houston, Molina has prepared 13 CAFRs (eight for the city of Houston, three for Milwaukee Public Schools, and two for the District government).
Molina, who is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Texas, also holds a Certified Government Financial Manager Certificate from the Association of Government Accountants and a Certified Government Finance Officer Certificate from the Government Finance Officers’ Association of Texas. He attended the Southwest School of Government Finance (Texas Tech University), the Advanced Government Finance Institute (GFOA and the University of Wisconsin), and the John F. Kennedy School of Government – Executive Education Program (Harvard University).
He holds a master's in business administration from St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas) and a bachelor's in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Molina is also a past president of the Government Finance Officers’ Association -- Washington-Metropolitan Area.