Objective:

Assist small business concerns with the accounting requirements necessary for performing Federal Government contracts including: preparing initial pricing proposals, incurred cost submissions (ICS), pre-award surveys; job cost accounting; calculating indirect cost rates; advising as to the allowability and reasonableness of expenses; advising as to the proper categorization of costs in establishing a chart of accounts; assisting in contract negotiations; advising about compliance with Federal regulations. Willing to travel.

Work Experience:

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
June 11, 1972 – August 3, 2007 (35 years)
Senior Auditor

During my 35 years with the government, I have worked under various branch offices of DCAA under the Mid-Atlantic Region, Philadelphia, PA. I was a senior auditor at the Germantown Branch Office, Germantown, MD prior to my retirement on August 3, 2007. During my career with DCAA, I also served as the Security Control Officer for the Germantown Branch and other branch offices and maintained a Secret Security Clearance.

Duties:

My experience includes the duties of planning, performing, and reporting any or all of the full range of complex contract audits in connection with the procurement and contracting activities between the Federal Government and the contractor.

Audit assignments require the ability to:

  • Develop plans and programs;
  • Analyze policies, procedures, internal controls, and activities;
  • Evaluate changes in current practices, policies or managerial systems;
  • Make judgments and recommendations on complex or sensitive audit problem areas and situations;
  • Meet and deal effectively in a professional manner with contractor and procurement officers in various work situations requiring various degrees of persuasion.
  • Apply the requirements set forth in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

My position required that, as an auditor, I

  • Make tests and examinations of cost support, accounting systems, internal controls, policies and procedures;
  • Use computerized audit techniques and quantitative methods;
  • Make determinations concerning the accuracy of cost representations and its reasonableness, reliability and accuracy;
  • Develop advisory reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Earn 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education every two years.

Education:

1963-1967
Central Catholic High School, Allentown, PA 18102
Diploma received June 1967

1967-1971
Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PA
Accounting Major
Bachelor of Science, June 1971

Other Qualifications:

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & State of Maryland

License Numbers:

(PA) CA026957L, (MD) 36400/3616476

References:

A list of references will be provided upon request.