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Financial Controller

J. Philip Anderson

Mr. Anderson assumed his duties as NSPA Financial Controller in March 2017 and serves as the principal financial advisor to the General Manager. He is responsible for the quality, effectiveness and compliance of NSPA's financial management and for the operation of the Finance Directorate in accordance with the NATO Financial Regulations.

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Mr Anderson graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in French. During his Masters studies in International Business at University of South Carolina he also attended l'Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium. Additionally, he is a graduate of the US Army War College (1990) and also completed the Legislative Fellows Program at the Brookings Institution in 1997. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (2008).

While studying in Belgium, Mr. Anderson worked as an auditor for Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Brussels where he reviewed annual financial statements of Belgian subsidiaries of US multinational corporations. He began his federal service with the US Department of Agriculture where he worked for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service with his first assignment in Mali, West Africa, as an Operating Accountant where he established the financial management and control system for a farmer credit program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. He also trained a local national staff in the financial procedures so that the credit program could continue as a revolving fund in perpetuity.

After returning to the US, Mr. Anderson joined the Defense Energy Support Centre where he served first as a Systems Accountant, then Special Assistant and finally Budget Officer. In this last capacity, he was responsible for budget preparation and execution, development of long-term financial goals through the Program Objective Memorandum process, the development of performance metrics, and the establishment of the fuel standard prices.

In 1998, Mr. Anderson became the US representative to NATO on all petroleum logistics issues. Posted to the US Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium, he served as the US representative to the Board of Directors for the Central Europe Pipeline Management Organization (CEPMO) and to the NATO Pipeline Committee (NPC).

In October, 2001, Mr. Anderson assumed responsibilities in Versailles (France) as the Director of Finance and Personnel for the former Central Europe Pipeline Management Agency (CEPMA), the NATO petroleum logistics agency responsible for the management and operation of the Central Europe Pipeline System (CEPS) where he was responsible for budget preparation and execution functions, treasury management, NATO infrastructure fund management, and personnel management for NATO International staff and local national employees in five countries. He was also designated by the NATO Secretary General as the liaison to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs representing the International staff of the five NATO agencies located in France.

In March, 2006, Mr. Anderson became the Assistant Director, Resources for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and was responsible for the financial management of the Agency including budget preparation and execution, preparation of financial statements and internal control processes and reviews. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and has been designated as a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Since March 2017 he is the NSPA Financial Controller.

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