Sean O’Connor



Sean O’Connor is a Senior Manager with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Sean’s areas of expertise include CPSR readiness assessments and preparation, purchasing system redesign and implementation, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, estimating systems, audits of incurred cost and Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements. Sean is also experienced in procurement file audit and remediation with emphasis in price analysis review and augmentation. He is well versed with General Services Administration (GSA) contract compliance and with FAR, CAS and DCAA internal controls and identification of regulatory and cost accounting practice changes.

With over 10 years of experience working with the Government as well as a number of large Department of Defense contractors, Sean has worked closely with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents, General Counsels and Outside Counsel and Controllers and brings experience from a wide range of engagements. Sean has led multiple projects implementing and performing compliance gap analyses of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) at all EVMS tier levels, for contracts issued by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services. Sean has represented multiple clients in settlements with the Office of the Inspector General in disputes regarding GSA contracts. He has assisted in preparing cost proposals including direct labor, indirect overhead, ODC and G&A rate development, facilities capital cost of money and profit analysis. Sean also has considerable experience working with Internal Audit teams reengineering business processes, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, performing risk assessments, aligning process gaps to risks, determining current levels of compliance and identifying requirements to achieving compliance.

Prior to joining Capital Edge, Sean spent several years as a member of the Government Contract and Forensic Advisory Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Affiliations and Publications

Sean is a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Supply Schedule Contracts
  • CPSR Readiness Assessments and Preparation
  • Purchasing System Redesign
  • Procurement File Audits
  • Earned Value Management System Compliance
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • FAR Compliance
  • Estimating System Compliance
  • Indirect Rate Development
  • Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
  • Cost Proposal Development
  • Representing Clients in DCAA and DCMA Audits

Education: Sean graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance.