William (Bill) is Grant Thornton’s Managing Director in charge of working nationally with government contractors. Bill has spent many years working as a government contractor and providing consulting services. He knows what government contractors need to know to operate a successful, compliant business.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and government contracting. Bill has worked with several Big 4 accounting firms, as well as a CFO of a major business unit of a large defense contractor. He has also worked as a Federal Chief Compliance Officer, Finance and Business Operations in support of the Federal practice of a large international accounting and consulting firm. Bill’s experience includes assisting many of his clients with developing and maintaining compliance with federal regulations. He was successful in gaining approval for a firms Accounting, Estimating Systems and Procurement Systems by the DCMA. Bill has commercial and international experience in financial and business management and is a recognized leader in the federal government industry sector.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Defense Procurement Management School
Federal Publications Master’s Institute in Government Contracting
Certificate in Government Contracts – San Diego State University
Lockheed Martin Management Institute (LMI)
Executive Management Program – University of Tennessee
Accounting, Contracts, Supply Chain Management and Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Adjunct Professor
Fellow, Member Executive Advisory Board (EAC), National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Various chair positions of NDIA, NCMA, AIA
2014 nominee to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board
Public speaker on government accounting, compliance, and regulatory monitoring
Presentations and publications
Author, “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Are you Prepared?”
Author, “Implications of the Most Recent Acquisition Reforms”
Author, “Going Green. Latest on the Administrative Policies and Executive Order”
Author, “Coming Out of the Financial Crisis”
Editor in Chief for “hot Topics” and “In Case You Missed It”. Publications on government accounting, auditing, and contractual issues.
Kent State University — B.A. Psychology, Political Science and Honors College
Kent State University — M. Ed. Education
California Western School of Law — Juris Doctorate
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