Ms. Cherisse Aquil CPA

Supervisory Accountant, NASA

Cherisse Aquil currently serves as the Internal Control Program Manager within the OCFO Quality Assurance Division at NASA. She joined NASA in 2014 and is responsible for overseeing the following:

  • Execution of NASA’s Internal Control Program 

  • Maintenance of NASA’s Integrated Management Systems and Internal Control (IMSIC) Framework 

  • Management of NASA’s ERM Framework 

  • Execution all assessments covered under OMB Circular A-123 including annual risk assessment and reporting: 

  • Financial Controls/ICOFR (Appendix A)

  • Charge Card Compliance (Appendix B)

  • IPIA and Recapture (Appendix C)

  • FFMIA (Appendix D)

  • Operations/Management Controls

  • Fraud Risk Management

  • Management of NASA’s Annual Statement of Assurance Program

  • Technical guidance, training and recommendations on NASA’s System of Internal     Control and Business Processes Prior to NASA, Ms. Aquil spent 2 ½ years at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) as an auditor. 

Ms. Aquil started her career with five years at PwC and subsequently holding two auditor positions at SAIC and General Dynamics, all with the focus on financial management and internal controls. Ms. Aquil received her undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant.


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