April 14, 2014
Hart Selected as Director of Financial Management
Doug Hart was named Director of the Division of Financial Management at Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), effective December 13, 2013.
Hart began his career at Southwestern in 1992 as an Accounting Technician in Cash Management. Rising through the ranks and learning all aspects of financial management, he held the positions of Budget Analyst, Accountant, and Accounting Officer. As Accounting Officer, he was responsible for coordinating completion of the combined financial statement audits for the Southwestern Federal Power System, comprised of Southwestern and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hart has served as a functional lead and project manager, respectively, for the two most recent upgrades of Southwestern's financial accounting system, and for a time he served as the agency’s Acting Budget Officer.
As Director of the Division of Financial Management, Hart oversees the financial integrity of Southwestern's financial accounting system, including management and direction of the Southwestern's budget, cash management and accounting functions, internal controls, financial audit, and financial reporting. “I have a highly skilled and customer-orientated staff and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges associated with being the Director of Financial Management,” says Hart.
Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager.