Thomas “Tom” Wofford is senior vice president for Ethics and Internal Audit. In this role, he manages and leads the Ethics and Internal Audit functions, reporting directly to the chair of the SAIC board of directors’ audit committee and to the CEO.
Wofford leads the design and development of SAIC’s companywide ethics program, including the Code of Conduct, ethics training, case investigative process, and associated policies and procedures. The Ethics function also manages investigations and analyzes case trends to report quarterly to SAIC’s executive leadership team and board of directors.
He is also responsible for planning and executing financial and operational audits to evaluate the company’s internal controls, its adherence to company policies and procedures, and its compliance with applicable laws and regulations. He provides recommendations regarding internal control enhancements and identifies areas of opportunity for profit improvement, cost control, and risk mitigation.
Prior to joining SAIC, Wofford was director of Global Audit for General Electric’s Energy Infrastructure Segment. He directed distributed internal audit activities across the segment’s 800-plus sites, including project management for the segment’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley and improper payments certifications. Wofford also created a centralized monitoring group to perform continuous auditing, and jointly developed a due diligence program used on acquisitions to identify potential improper payments.
Wofford also served as director of Internal Audit for several Dallas, Texas-based companies, including Dresser Inc., Trinity Industries, and E-Systems Inc. Among his accomplishments were leading fraud investigations throughout the United States and in multiple foreign countries; directing overall audit and internal controls programs; remediating material weaknesses; and optimizing standardized finance and accounting processes. Wofford’s former positions outside of Internal Audit included chief financial officer, controller, director of project support, and manager of finance for subsidiaries of E-Systems Inc., which was acquired by Raytheon Co. in 1995.
Wofford started his career and became a certified public accountant while working for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young).
Wofford serves as SAIC’s executive champion of the company's Give a Meal Team Challenge, which helps Feeding America® fight hunger in our local communities.
A graduate of Florida State University with a degree in accounting, Wofford is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, Association for Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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