Chad Braley

CEO AND FOUNDER 

About

Chad Braley is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.  Since its inception, Capital Edge has grown into the country’s leading firm, focusing solely on serving both foreign and domestic contractors who do business with the US Government.

Chad’s areas of expertise include the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Contractor Accounting, Purchasing, Estimating, MMAS, and EVM Business Systems, Truth in Negotiations Act, government accounting requirements Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), DCAA Audits support and preparation, other regulatory non-compliance support, Terminations, Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA), ERP systems and risk mitigation.

Chad serves government contractors ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies with full contract lifecycle support in the areas of accounting, contracts, compliance and training.  His clients work in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, biotech and life sciences, defense and homeland security, education, energy, health care, information technology, intelligence and manufacturing.  Chad has successfully supported clients in developing and implementing compliance controls, policies, processes, and procedures to successfully mitigate the risk of regulatory noncompliance and has helped more than 250 companies successfully complete government audits.  He has also assisted numerous clients in resolving allegations of non-compliance and supported his clients in claiming over $50 million of additional costs to which they were entitled.  Chad has extensive experience in Cost Accounting Standards and has helped companies develop their CAS Disclosure Statements, change cost accounting practices, develop cost impact statements and defend against allegations of noncompliance.

Chad also supports his clients in implementing and reviewing both new and existing business systems related to accounting, estimating, purchasing, billing, labor charging, material management, and earned value.  He has supported numerous clients in either acquiring or divesting businesses and has led a significant number of government contract compliance due diligence engagements to mitigate risks during the merger and acquisition process.  He has helped assess the compliance infrastructure of numerous organizations to ensure each organization can successfully meet its compliance requirements, while minimizing impacts to operational efficiencies.

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to developing Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, Chad is a nationally recognized speaker who teaches classes through Federal Publication Seminars, Public Contracting Institute, National Contract Management Association, Virginia Society of CPAs, and the Florida Society of CPAs.  He has lectured on a number of topics, including Government Contract Accounting, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, Cost & Price Analysis, Incurred Cost Submissions, Introduction to Government Contracting, and Government Contractor Business Systems Compliance.  He is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Board of Directors at the Public Contracting Institute.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Government Contracts Training (Accounting & Compliance related)
  • Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Accounting Systems
  • Purchasing Systems
  • Estimating Systems
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Cost Impact Statements
  • CAS Disclosure Statements
Education

B.S. Business Administration
Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University