John is seasoned government contract compliance expert who assists contractors with regulatory and public law compliance requirements throughout the government contract lifecycle. John works with government contract and grant recipients of all shapes and sizes and provides strategic advisory services to some of the largest US Federal Government contractors in the world. He works with contractors serving a wide-ranging customer base including Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Health & Human Services (HHS) (including CMS, NIH, BARDA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), various intelligence agencies, and many others. John brings a thoughtful and strategic approach to solving complex compliance challenges while keeping his clients’ unique business interests and needs at the forefront.
John serves the contracting community through numerous speaking engagements, industry association support, and recently serving as a volunteer member of the Section 809 Panel in its advocacy for federal procurement reform. John has an extensive understanding of the federal compliance environment, procurement process, and implications to contractors. He has extensive, practical knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), other agency FAR supplements, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Specifically, John works with his clients to:
- Design and implement compliant cost accounting structures and allocation methodologies, prepare indirect cost rate submissions, adhere to CAS administration requirements, comply with relevant contract cost principles, and prepare CASB disclosure statements.
- Develop business system policies and procedures, processes, and internal controls for accounting, estimating, and purchasing systems to meet both Government audit expectations and the overall needs of the organization.
- Provide guidance and solutions on complex regulatory compliance matters such as truthful cost and pricing data requirements, contract terminations, requests for equitable adjustment, contract claims, and cost impact proposals.
- Provide strategic advisory support before, during, and after Government audits, assist with audit response and customer negotiations, support contract and subcontract negotiations, and perform subcontract cost or price analysis.
Prior to joining RSM, John was a Director in Baker Tilly’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice for 12 years serving a wide variety of government contractors across numerous industries.