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Financial Subject Matter Expert

Bob has more than 30 years of progressively responsible accounting and operations leadership experience managing and directing companies in a number of industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail services and specialty construction. He has managed operations through startup, growth and turnaround modes.  Bob has extensive consulting experience in the government contracting market both in program management and hands-on analysis in the areas of Proposal Submissions, Incurred Cost Proposals, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and Financial Analysis, and Federal Travel Regulations 

His undergraduate education in business (graduating cum laude) propelled him into the public accounting profession where he excelled as an auditor, CPA, for an international CPA firm. Bob’s career goals advanced him to a hands-on financial officer experience in the financial services industry where he gained valuable knowledge in municipal securities, public finance, commodities, equity instruments, trading, and back-office operations. He also has an excellent working knowledge of collateralized debt instruments, consumer lending practices and commercial funding mechanisms, instruments and sources.

Bob’s expertise allows him to quickly assess complex requirements, easily engage and dialog with staff and management, and formulate and execute strategic plans for special projects. His proven and extensive track record includes substantial management and staff interaction and sensitivity to team and consensus building.

Bob provides financial and operational consulting initiatives and creates business and strategic plans with clear long and short-term goals. He designs and implements proactive action plans to address specific financial and operational initiatives including the preparation of accurate and timely financial information and reports. Bob has served as a chief executive, operating, and financial officer in a variety of industries and entrepreneurial ventures and is willing and able to roll-up his sleeves. He has the skills necessary to provide focused leadership with outside-the-box thinking and ingenuity.

His financial consulting experience includes strategic business and financial planning, government proposal support, GAAP revenue recognition reviews, internal control reviews and recommendations, internal audit support utilizing Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), budget and forecasting preparation and reporting, interim financial officer support, cost accounting analysis, and forensic accounting support in the areas of waste, fraud and abuse.

Bob has a current working knowledge of several financial software packages and Microsoft Office products. He has professional experience in auditing and working within the computer environment. Bob has conducted computer internal control assessments as well as providing computer control and audit training.

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