Sean O’Connor is a Director with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Sean’s areas of expertise include Uniform Guidance and subrecipient monitoring, CPSR readiness assessments and preparation, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, Earned Value Management Systems, 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 as well as purchasing system redesign and implementation. 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 12 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. He has instructed numerous federal grant recipients, both for and not-for-profit organizations, through assessments of compliance and implementation of corrective action under 2 CFR 200. 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 and provided litigation support to clients in matters with the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Air Force. 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
Affiliations and Publications
In addition to leading in-house client training, Sean has taught classes through Federal Publication Seminars, Thompson Grants, Public Contracting Institute and the Florida Society of CPAs. Topics of these trainings include Cost Accounting, the DFARS Business Systems rule, Earned Value Management, Procurement and Subcontract administration and GSA Contracts. Sean is a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Grants Management Association (NGMA), 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
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.