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Office of Financial Accountability Contacts

Fred Adom, CPA

Fred Adom has served as the Director of the Office of Financial Accountability since June 2001. He established the new office in Metro to audit/monitor compliance with Federal and State grants to Metro, and also to monitor Metro grants to outside entities. 

Prior to joining Metro he worked with the Tennessee State Government for 23 years in similar leadership roles in the Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Finance and Administration’s (F&A) Office of Financial Accountability and lastly in the Program Accountability Review Office. In addition to serving as an auditor, Fred also served as the Coordinator of the Refugee Resettlement Program for the entire state.  As the administrator of the state’s Policy 3 initiatives, Mr. Adom led Tennessee’s efforts in uniform reporting to align the state’s grant reporting with the IRS Form 990, working in collaboration with the Washington D.C. Society of CPAs, Association of Government Accountants (AGA), National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and the Urban Institute. That reporting system received second place recognition by the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Business Innovation Award and was adopted by QuickBooks accounting software and incorporated as a chart of accounts’ option for nonprofit organizations.  Fred also co-wrote the current Comptroller of Treasury’s “Accounting Manual for Recipients of Grant Funds in Tennessee”; the only non-Comptroller Office staff that worked on the project. 

He has a BBA from Tennessee State University and over 28 hours toward a MBA program at MTSU. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a graduate of the prestigious Tennessee Government Executive Institute (TGEI) offered by University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown joined the Metro Nashville Government Finance Department in November 2001 as a Finance Officer in the Office of Financial Accountability. As a member of the OFA, he is responsible for conducting grant compliance audits of Metro Departments that receive Federal and State Grants as well as Non-Profit Agency that receive grant funding from Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County.  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. 

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Essie Robertson, CPA

Essie joined the Department of Finance in February 2006 in Cost Planning and Management before eventually moving to the Office of Financial Accountability (OFA) in July 2009. Before joining OMB, she was a CPA for Southern & Associates managing small business accounting, taxes and real estate. Essie has also worked in the accounting departments of Northern Telecom Finance and Hospital Corporation of America. Essie contributes to OFA over 25 years of accounting experience in public, private and government sectors.

Essie is a Certified Public Accountant with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Belmont University.

Brad Thompson

Brad joined the Metro Nashville Government Finance Department in December 2004 as a Finance Officer in the Internal Audit Division. Subsequently, he transferred to the Office of Financial Accountability in February 2008. As a member of the OFA, he is responsible for conducting grant compliance audits and reviews of Metro Departments that receive federal, state, institutional and/or individual’s grants as well as nonprofit agencies that receive grant funding from Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County.  

Brad holds an undergraduate degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from Tennessee Tech University.