DALE S. BUTLER, CPA
Financial Controller and Accounting Consultant
EXPERIENCE: Extensive knowledge of the government contracting industry, GAAP, CAS, DCAA, FAR, Deltek Costpoint, Direct and Indirect costs, Project Accounting, Revenue Recognition (ASC 606), Lease Accounting (ASC 842), along with other accounting and spreadsheet applications.
Accounting Manager, Support Systems Associates, Inc. (SSAI) - Dec 2018-current:
Manages the payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, tax reporting, cash flow, and government contract compliance functions for this aviation & engineering related defense contractor. Made significant contributions to improve internal controls by identifying gaps, working with consultants, and team members to establish new Accounting Policy and procedure documents for the DCAA accounting systems audit and the ICS annual audit.
Accounting & Finance Consultant, RGP Consulting of South Florida - May-Nov 2018:
Provided advice and assistance with regard to the client’s current government contracting processes, Deltek system implementation, and the implementation team. Provided assistance with processing electronic cost data, creating the necessary adjusting entries, and reconciliations that contribute to each monthly closing during a period of rapid growth and contract start ups.
Interim-Controller / Accounting Consultant–August 2015-April 2018 and September 2013-January 2014:
Andromeda Systems, Orange Park, FL – Created client billings for CPFF, T&M, and FP contracts, reconcile GL accounts, created the fixed priced contracts revenue analysis, assist in the monthly financial closing and reporting process. Prepare the DCAA Incurred Cost Submission and assist with DCAA auditor requests.
Global Maritek Systems, St. Augustine, FL - Managed cash flow and banking, budgeting, GL reconciliations, and monthly financial statement reporting during a period of transition.
Robert Half International/OCEANA(non-profit), Washington DC - Assisted the Controller with the 2016 year-end entries, GL reconciliations, audit footnotes and financial statement preparation for the annual audit. Filled in for the accounts receivable function processing and posting cash receipts from donors and grants, the monthly receipts ledger, and reconciling those items to the bank statements.
Solomon Edwards Group/Constellis, Reston, VA - Created, collected and analyzed the 2017 corporate budget for Constellis, a $1B government security contractor and assisted with the preparation of the 2016 year-end financial statements, footnotes, purchase accounting disclosures, and GL reconciliations for the audit.
Robert Joseph Group/Humane Society USA(non-profit), Gaithersburg, MD - Reviewed and drafted new company policies and procedures in order to strengthen compliance with US government contracting and grant regulations including FAR, OMB Uniform Guidance, and CAS compliance. Analyzed and reviewed current and past indirect rate submissions submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Cambridge International Systems, Arlington, VA - Functioned as a Project Controller reviewing subcontract agreements, invoices, contract modifications, making changes and preparing actual vs budget financial reports at the project and segment level. Cambridge operates in the Deltek-Costpoint system.
Spectrum Financial Systems/BAE Systems, Rockville, MD - Reconciled GL accounts in Blackline and processed journal entries for the month-end and year-end closing in Deltek-Costpoint.
Hire Strategy/Innovative Technologies, Chantilly, VA - Functioning as the Interim Controller managing the finance & accounting staff of 3 personnel with oversight of all internal and external financial reporting, cash flow, and budgeting functions in Deltek-Costpoint.
Ho-Chunk-All Native Group/Creative Financial Staffing, Omaha, NE – Lead the reorganization of the accounting department as Interim-Division Controller for all five Ho-Chunk federal related entities supervising a team of 9 staff members providing a full range of accounting support using Deltek-GCS. Stabilized the monthly closing process, fixed a broken HR/Payroll process, and improved the accuracy of revenue recognition and project reporting before a new division CFO was hired.
Controller, Nathan Associates Arlington, VA February 2014 – July 2015:
Reported to the CFO of a $48M company with a headcount of over employees. Managed the F&A department of 10 personnel supervising all of the major internal and external financial reporting, updates to policy & procedure, revenue recognition, cash flow management, and annual plan budgeting. Managed the F&A department through a difficult period of systems migration (Deltek-GCS to Microsoft Dynamics SL & Unanet), staff turnover, leadership changes, and cash flow difficulties.
Senior Manager, Deloitte Services LP, Arlington, VA January – June 2013:
Responsible for advising and weekly updates of the PMO (Project Management Organization) and Federal Leadership as the Subject Matter Expert in Federal Cost Accounting Compliance for Time and Expense matters. Coordinated and updated the Deloitte Federal Labor policy manual which had not been revised since 2008 and became part of a team that started-up Deloitte’s first internal Federal Compliance Helpdesk to assist Deloitte employees and managers with federal compliance questions and concerns.
Vice-President & Controller, AECOM International Development (formerly The Services Group), Arlington, VA 1999 – 2012
Reported to the COO and Group CFO of a $130M subsidiary with a headcount of nearly 1,000 employees. Managed a F&A staff of 12 personnel that oversaw all of the major internal and external financial reporting, updates of financial policy & procedure, revenue recognition, cash flow management, world-wide project expenditures from multiple currencies, intercompany reporting, consolidated reporting to the AECOM corporate office, reporting to management of KPI’s, and annual plan budgeting.
Responsible for managing business relationships with banking, insurance, auditors, DCAA, creditors, vendors, billing cost reimbursable and FP projects, and coordinating efforts with team members in Operations, Contracts, IT, HR, and office administration and corporate headquarters
Responsible for guiding the company’s finances through periods of high growth (20-30% annually), making change recommendations to management, and implementing change management strategies to help shape future operations such as 3 accounting system migrations.
Organized the Incurred Cost Submission of three AECOM entities for the years 2002–2011. Successfully navigated years of DCAA audits with minimal disallowances. Successfully worked with of AECOM’s senior finance and management staff across all business lines to create a system of government compliant systems in a state of audit readiness to prepare for the future regulatory environment of our business.
Controller, United Communications Systems Inc., McLean, VA 1994 – 1999
Managed a staff of five to seven personnel in a minority owned 8(a) SBA certified government contractor generating $10-25 million in annual revenues in the computer and telecommunications industry. Coordinated the company’s internal and external financial reporting, revenue recognition, audits, benefits administration, taxes, and personnel staffing issues. Included a migration of the accounting system to Deltek-Costpoint, and worked closely with the President, Treasurer, project managers, and department managers to grow the company.
Staff Accountant, General Analytics Corporation, McLean, VA 1993 – 1994
Served as cost, billing, and project analyst for government contract projects. Responsible for posting revenue and cost accruals, month end adjustments, preparation of monthly billings and presentation to the project manager. Other corporate functions include processing of vendor invoices and account reconciliations. From this position I was promoted to the Controller position with UCS, a sister company.
Staff Accountant, Small Public Accounting Firms in Northern Virginia 1991 – 1993
Processed monthly financial statement compilations to include bank and cash reconciliations, payroll, and posting journal entries to manual or automated ledgers. Experience in monthly and yearly budget preparation and accrual to cash conversions. Personal tax return preparation as well as corporate, partnership, trust, payroll, personal property, business license and sales tax returns.
Captain, US Army Active Duty & Reserve, in Texas and Colorado, 1986 – 1991
English (native); Spanish (Basic)
EDUCATION & TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
BBA, Accounting at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
CPA VA License #46281
Deltek Costpoint (Including multiple data migrations), Deltek Time & Expense, Deltek GCS, IBM Cognos Report Writer, TM1, MS SQL(running scripts), Microsoft Dynamics SL, Dynamics NAV, NetSuite, Unanet, Quicken, Quickbooks, Blackline, and MS Office Suite of Software(Excel, Word, and Power Point), Government Contracting Continuing Education Certificate.