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Edward Murray

Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer

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Edward Joseph Murray was appointed as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Interim Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs on April 1, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the overall budget and financial management of VA’s $163+ billion budget as well as the Department’s performance management, business oversight, enterprise risk management, and asset enterprise management programs. Prior to this temporary appointment, Mr. Murray served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Management in July 2014. As the PDAS, Mr. Murray was the principle advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management on operations including budget, performance management, business oversight, enterprise risk management, and asset enterprise management programs. Mr. Murray was also VA’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO).

Prior to Mr. Murray’s appointment as PDAS, he served as the Executive Director for Operations, Office of Management from February 2014 to July 2014. Between December 2004 and February 2014, Mr. Murray served as VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and DCFO. Mr. Murray was responsible for Department-wide financial policy formulation and financial statement preparation; managing enterprise financial operations, including VA’s Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas, and VA’s Debt Management Center in St. Paul, Minnesota; and corporate financial applications including VA core accounting, payroll, and human resources management systems.

Mr. Murray received distinguished awards from the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Secretary of Transportation, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers, is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious) and Association of Government Accountants Achievement of the Year Award.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

DatesDescription
2014-2015 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and DCFO
2014-2014 Executive Director for Operations, Office of Management and DCFO
2004-2014 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance, Office of Management and DCFO, VA
2001-2004 Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Systems, VA
1999-2001 Chief Technology Officer to U.S. Coast Guard’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Procurement Executive

EDUCATION:

DateDescription
2007 VA Executive Fellows Program
MS in Information Systems Management, University of Denver
BS in Accounting, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

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