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Sirena Johnson, CPA

Partner, Co-Practice Leader Government Contracting

Sirena Johnson is a partner and co-practice leader of the firm’s Government Contracting Practice. Sirena is currently based in the firm’s Bethesda, Maryland office. She specializes in providing audit, consulting, and accounting services to government contractors, technology companies, and employee benefit plans. She possesses a working knowledge of Federal regulations, including Small Business Administration (SBA), 8(a) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), cost principles, and accounting policies for Federal government contractors. In addition, she provides various management consulting services including assisting client management in the implementation of cost accounting systems and overhead allocation methods; preparing overhead incurred cost submissions for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”); and assisting with DCAA accounting system reviews.
 
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Sirena held a partner position at a leading accounting and professional services firm.
 
Sirena also has experience with employee benefit plan financial statement audits. She is knowledgeable of the Internal Revenue Code and Department of Labor regulations declared for employee benefit plans. She has also provided consultation with calculations and other matters relating to self-correction submissions with the Internal Revenue Service.
 
Presentations and Publications
Sirena was previously awarded the George Mason University Alumni Association’s Alumni Service Award and the School of Business Alumni Service Award in recognition for her continuous and exceptional service to the university. Sirena has also been named a “Super CPA” by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the Virginia Business Magazine in the category of Small Business Consulting. 
 
Affiliations
Sirena is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), and the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), where she serves on the board of directors and as chair of the Membership Committee. She also holds positions as a board member and chair of the Events & Fundraising Committee for George Mason University’s Women in Business Consortium.
 
Education & Licenses
Sirena holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University in Virginia. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).