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Christopher Lopez
Executive Profile
  • Executive Director with agency oversight, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance
  • Analytical CPA skilled in financial and managerial accounting practices, information technology, and human resources
Skill Highlights
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Program development
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Database Design
  • Legislative affairs 
Professional Experience
Deputy Director Special Programs 02/2015 to Present
State of Maryland Lanham, MD
  • Member Bond Finance Committee
  • Prepare Cost Certifications for multimillion dollar housing projects
  • Responsible for capital budget, operating budget, personnel, legislative, and administration functions of Maryland Mortgage Program Special Loans and  federal HOME program
  • Direct over-site of Group Home Financing, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, Home-ownership for Persons with Disabilities, and Maryland Mortgage Referencing Programs
  • Pool loans and approve purchases by third parties developing Mortgage Back Securities
  • Review and monitor 450 million dollar loan portfolio.
  • Review and approve RFP for independent auditors
  • Rate and select independent auditor's submissions
  • Model and evaluate computerized financial management system
  • Act in the the Director's stead when director is not available
  • Ensue proper handling of Governor's correspondence and respond to legislative inquires
Director, CFO 06/2004 to 12/2014
Harford County Government Bel Air, MD
  • Provided assurance of stewardship and accountability Responsible for providing oversight, direction, and supervision over all Housing Agency employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors. This includes the finance department, public housing programs, and affordable housing development initiatives.
  • Developed analytics to identify risk and performance; resulted in serving seventy more families
  • Created partnerships with non-profits leveraging resources;
  • Leveraged $300,000 in county funds into 1.5 million dollars for substantial rehab of low income development
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting utilization rates, concentration rates and opportunities
  •  Developed and implemented efficient accounting, financial and grant management systems
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis
  • Analyzed complex regulation and policy documents that directly impacted budgetary, financial matters, and policy
  • Diligently reviewed specialty grant portfolios for compliance with all reporting requirements
  • Communicated regularly with federal and state agencies regarding grant performance and new opportunities
  •  Prepared and presented financial management seminars
  • Developed family self-sufficiency programs
  • Provided home-ownership; purchase, sale, maintenance, foreclosure prevention counseling
Accountant 04/1999 to 06/2004
Harford County Government Bel Air, MD
  • Agency lost HUD funding, brought agency into compliance within two months
  • Applied principles of accounting to analyze information and prepare financial reports
  • Assisted staff in identifying and resolving problems
  • Wrote computerized tracking system for housing assistance payments, utility reimbursement payments, vendors, landlords, and low-income families
  • Audited leave records, petty cash, and employee reimbursements
  • Developed a new database system providing statistical reports to monitor lease rates and financial status
  • Provided financial management for Housing Agency programs, and prepared financial reports in HUD's Voucher Management System (VMS) and Financial Accounting Sub System (FASS)
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes
  • Aligned all financial activity with the regulations of the GAAP /GASB
  • Applied for grants, solicited contribution in support of self-sufficiency programs.
CFO 06/1986 to 02/1999
Tucson Inc Pasadena, MD
  •  Developed and implemented efficient accounting, financial and operational systems
  • Negotiated and reviewed business contracts and financial models with profitability and financial success in mind
  • Led the modeling, planning and execution of all financial processes
  •  Employed advanced deal analysis, including hands-on negotiations with potential investors
  • Recommended innovative alternatives to generate revenue and reduce unnecessary costs Secured loans for expansion
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis
  • Analyzed complex regulation and policy documents that directly impacted budgetary and financial matters
  • Managed team of 75 of professionals
  • Accountable for operations including procurement
  • Created executive analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
  • Prepaid payroll, filled forms, W2, W3, 940, 941, 1120, and state required wage reports
Associates Degree: Management Anne Arundel Community College -
Bachelors Degree: Economics Accounting University of Maryland -
Financial Accounting Certificate: Anne Arundel Community College -
M.B.A Program : Strayer University -
CPE Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Ethics, Management, GASB34 Certified Public Accountant License Number 34548 Chartered Global Management Accountant Certificate Number 110005506:
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  •  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Previous Companies:

  • State of Maryland
  • Harford County Government
  • Tucson Inc

Previous Job Positions:

  • Deputy Director Special Programs
  • Director
  • CFO
  • Accountant


  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • University of Maryland
  • Strayer University

Level of Education:

  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Financial Accounting Certificate
  • M.B.A Program
  • CPE Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Ethics, Management, GASB34\nCertified Public Accountant License Number 34548\nChartered Global Management Accountant Certificate Number 110005506

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