Chief Financial Officer
Dr. DP Singla joined the N.C. Department of Information Technology as chief financial officer in September 2023. He is a team-oriented leader with rich knowledge of state and federal financial operations and more than 25 years of public and private experience in finance.
Singla directs a department of 35 employees and leads day-to-day financial activities, including general fund appropriation, special fund and an Internal Service Fund, with a combined total of approximately $1.6 billion in annual spending. He exercises oversight over a variety of areas, including accounting and financial oversight, financial reporting, financial risk analysis, rates development, operations, compliance, analytics, IT and customer care/engagement.
Singla is a champion for continuous improvement, innovation in financial operations and providing excellent customer service. He also prioritizes mentoring a diverse staff and supporting their professional development.
Singla previously served as CFO at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, CFO for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and assistant controller for the University of North Carolina System Office.
He holds a doctorate in business administration, specializing in advanced accounting, along with masters’ degrees in business administration and manufacturing engineering and a bachelors in electrical engineering. Singla also has N.C. Certified Public Manager and Certified Federal Contracts Manager certifications and was a member of the National Contract Management Association, Institute of Internal Auditors and N.C. Certified Public Managers.