Debra Thomas



Ms. Thomas is a Partner at RMA, leading the Federal audit and assurance practice. She is a CPA and CGFM with over 30 years of experience working at a variety of global audit and consulting firms. She has a broad range of financial management experience working at all Cabinet-Level Departments and smaller agencies, focusing on federal audits, audit readiness, consulting, and training services. She has exceptional knowledge of the Federal government’s fiscal policies, accounting, and financial reporting requirements, internal controls, reported performance measures, and budget structure. Her role in the Federal government financial management community includes support on working group committees for FASAB, OMB, Treasury, Association of Government Accountants, American Society of Military Comptrollers, and Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, which have directly impacted many of the auditing, accounting, and reporting requirements.

Ms. Thomas is an AICPA peer reviewer and leads RMA’s AICPA peer review program. She develops and leads the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy compliant training and is the head of RMA’s Department of Professional Practice, where she leads RMA methodology and technical audit and accounting interpretation, development, and implementation.