Senior Documentation Specialist, Drug Enforcement Administration
Molly Mirchandani Celebrates “Four Great Years” with Catapult
In the field of finance, the end of the month is a hectic time. But Mary Mirchandani takes a pragmatic view. “We always beat the clock and finish the work on time,” she says.
As Senior Documentation Specialist on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) project, Mary—who goes by Molly—assists the Office of Information Systems, Finance & Administration Section (SIAF) staff in a wide range of finance and accounting functions.
Molly coordinates with project managers and contracting officer’s technical representatives (COTRs), as well as the Office of Accounting and the Office of Acquisition Management, to ensure that invoices are approved and processed correctly based on DEA’s policies and procedures.
She has a thorough working knowledge of the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS), which contains financial information. She also performs financial record analysis, reviews every invoice to ensure that billing information is correct, processes invoices to avoid late payment interest, and monitors the obligations and expenditures of funds to ensure that funds are allocated properly, among other tasks.
“I work not only in my particular area of finance, but help out in other areas as well,” says Molly. “It’s a good way for me to expand my knowledge beyond finance.”
A graduate of Gallaudet University, the Washington, DC liberal arts school for the deaf, Molly communicates with her coworkers through sign language and written notes. She has been a contractor with the Department of Justice or DEA since 1983, and has worked for Catapult for “four great years.” Molly says that her coworkers have been like family. “We have a strong bond,” she adds.
She and her husband Ramesh live in Gaithersburg, MD, where they raised two sons. Ramesh is originally from Mumbai (Bombay), India. Their sons, Daniel and Mark, graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and work as computer programmers. When not sight-seeing in Washington, DC Molly enjoys volunteering with the Metro South Asian Deaf Association (MSADA).