John Van Meter has over 30 years of experience in government contracting. John brings a unique perspective of industry and consulting experience to contract compliance, internal control and business process development engagements. John’s experience includes cost accounting, pricing, internal auditing and subcontract management. John also is an accomplished speaker and trainer within the government contracting industry.
John spent much of his career with KPMG, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice delivering professional services to premier clients worldwide. He led advisory projects providing federal contract compliance, regulatory compliance including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal control assistance, business system implementation and internal audit outsource services. Before that, John had cost accounting, pricing, internal auditing and subcontract management positions with Northrop Aircraft and the Garrett Engine Company.
John is a frequent speaker for industry and professional associations (e.g., Association of Government Accountants, Government Contractor Training Institute Inc., Federal Publications Seminars and National Contract Management Association). He has developed and is currently a presenter of the Federal Publications Seminars Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) and Internal Control Practices for Federal Contractor courses.
John is also a primary trainer for the Government Contractor Training Institute (GCTII) in La Jolla, CA and has developed and delivers courses on DoD Business Systems Compliance, Fundamentals of Government Contracts, Cost Accounting Standards and others. In addition, he has served as an author for numerous publications.
Affiliations and Publications
John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Contract Management Association and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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
Forward Pricing Rates
Cost Impact Statements
CAS Disclosure Statements
John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.