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Larry White Instructor Information

Executive Director

Resource Consumption Accounting Institute

  • Member since 2016

Larry is the Executive Director of the Resource Consumption Accounting (RCA) Institute, a not for profit industry association, which seeks to promote solid management accounting practice by educating and certifying individuals and organizations in the practice of RCA.  He was also a Senior Business Advisor for Deloitte from 2008-2015 working in the federal financial management practice.    

He retired from the US Coast Guard as a Captain with over 28 years of service.  His service included: Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Finance Center which provides the accounting and financial systems support to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office of the Department of Homeland Security; Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief, Office of Financial Policy and Systems at USCG Headquarters in Washington, DC; and Chief of the Budget Execution Division at USCG Headquarters where he managed 7 appropriations with over $5 billion in annual funds.  He has also been Comptroller at three major Coast Guard facilities: the Training Center in Yorktown, VA, the Integrated Support Center in Portsmouth, VA, and at the Coast Guard Finance Center in Chesapeake, VA.  Prior to entering the financial management field, he commanded a patrol boat in Norfolk, VA, and an operations command center in New York City.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the US Coast Guard Academy, a MBA from Columbia University School of Business, and is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Government Financial Manager. 

He served as Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) from July 2004 to June 2005, the second largest accounting association in the United States.  He continues to serve on the IMA’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, a columnist for Automation World magazine, and co-author of IMA Conceptual Framework for Managerial Costing, a Statement of Management Accounting. He has been a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board sponsored by the International Federation of Accountants; a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Cost Management magazine; and a member of the Association of Government Accountant’s Professional Certification Board for the CGFM certification.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing -International (CAM-I) and was the 2003 recipient of CAM-I’s annual Robert A. Bonsack Award for “distinguished contribution to the advancement of cost management”.  He has served as one of three federal CPA’s on the American Institute of CPA’s National Members in Government Committee, and was a member of the AICPA’s Special Committee on Enhanced Business Reporting.