Peter Ferrara serves as the Fiscal Officer for the Fiscal Services Division, and works closely with the Business Development & Analysis Office, Business Offices, and Prime Contract Manager with respect to the Laboratory's financial affairs.
The division's functions include accounts payable, accounts receivable, conference management, general accounting, payroll and travel services. Ferrara is also responsible for assuring the accuracy and integrity of the Laboratory's financial statements and for compliance with DOE requirements as well as generally accepted accounting principles.
A Certified Public Accountant, Ferrara earned a B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University in 1983. From 1983 to 2000, he held various positions of increasing responsibility in public accounting and in private and public organizations both on Long Island and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He joined Brookhaven Lab as general accounting manager in 2000, and, since January 2007, had also served as the Laboratory's Interim Fiscal Officer. Ferrara is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.