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Council Staff - Alice Morrow

Alice Morrow
Financial Analyst

Alice Morrow is currently serving as a Financial Analyst for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012 and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

From September 2004 to April 2017, Ms. Morrow jointly performed accounting and budgeting functions for the Marine Corps’ Navy Working Capital Fund (MCNWCF). She primarily worked with the financial statements for the Depot Maintenance Activity Group and the Supply Management Activity Group which were the activities that made up the MCNWCF. She provided monthly and quarterly explanations for line item anomalies on the Balance Sheet, Statement of Net Cost, Statement of Changes in Net Position, and the Statement of Budgetary Resources. She reviewed and checked budget exhibits, wrote budget justifications, prepared input to the monthly status of funds brief, and responded to numerous datacalls. Ms. Morrow formulated cash phasing plans, submitted cash exhibits, and monitored cash balances to ensure compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) guidance. She also reviewed and signed Requests for Contractual Procurement, Orders for Work and Services/Direct Citations, Orders for Work and Services, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests, and Public Vouchers for Purchases and Services other than Personal.
In May 2017, Ms. Morrow was reassigned to the Audit section. While there, she accompanied auditors on site visits, conducted financial assist visits, compiled information for the Command’s Statement of Assurance, uploaded audit supporting documentation to a Sharepoint site, examined corrective action plans, and collaborated frequently with subject matter experts.

She began her financial management career with the DoD in February 2002, as a Navy intern. As an intern, Morrow was introduced to the MCNWCF.  A WCF is a revolving fund that gets its income from its operations and is available to finance the funds continuing operations without fiscal year limitations. The NWCF operates like a private business. Customers send funded orders to NWCF providers who furnish the services or products, pay for incurred expenses, and bill the customers, who then authorize payment. It must support itself with the sale of goods and services with the ultimate goal of breaking even over the budget cycle.While there, Morrow received extensive hands-on experience with this revolving fund which allowed her to commit, obligate, and realign funds between WCF activities. She also generated status of funds reports, monitored obligations, and prepared budget exhibits.
Morrow has a Bachelor of Business degree from William Carey University and a Masters Degree in Management from Troy University.