Robert Jones Resume

Professional Experience

Left Brain Professionals Inc.

Columbus, OH (March 2014 – Present)

Government Contract Consulting Company

 

Government Contracts & Accounting Expert – Focusing on the needs of small to mid-sized manufacturers interested in maximizing the return on government contract work without expanding payroll, Left Brain Professionals is a consultants group which provides a broad array of financial consulting services for small to mid-sized manufacturing, service and aerospace companies. Our mission is helping client companies navigate the legal and regulatory framework of government contracts and federal acquisition by implementing processes and systems for compliance and meaningful post-award analytics. Left Brain Professionals can help your company become fluent in government contracts and accounting.

Pole/Zero Corporation (A Dover Company)

West Chester, OH (2007 – Present)

Manufacturer of RF frequency agile filters and cosite mitigation equipment. $40M gross revenue; 180 employees; publicly traded.

 

Contracts Manager,  Empowered Official for Exports, & Compliance Officer – Process owner for contract review, ensuring all appropriate departments review and approve orders and quotes. Directly responsible for review of terms and conditions, regulatory clauses, payment terms, and other documents. Guide proposal development, cost and pricing for complex technical programs. Negotiate multi-year, multi-delivery, multi-million dollar contracts (3-5 years and up to $35M). Draft and review confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, sub contract agreements, consulting and services agreements, licensing agreements, and customer terms and conditions. Empowered Official for exports; review and screen all orders for export compliance; train personnel; apply for export licenses when appropriate. Sarbanes-Oxley Coordinator; guide initial SOX implementation and ensure that processes and policies are in place, reviewed, and tested for compliance. Assist Controller with finance projects including commissions, fixed assets, audits, and legal research. Maintain intellectual property (IP) registrations and negotiate IP rights in customer development contracts. Team leader for ERP implementation and actively involved in ongoing ERP process improvement efforts. Regulatory and legal research; policy development; and compliance officer.

Accomplishments:

  • Cost data collection, budget, and pricing restructuring
  • Export compliance policy and program
  • Conflict minerals steering committee
  • Industrial Participation/Offset process
  • Organized and led Kaizen event for contract review process
  • IFS ERP implementation
  • Fixed asset software implementation (FAS100)

Mid Atlantic Engineering Technical Services, Inc.

Chesapeake, VA (2004 – 2007)

Contractor providing shipboard communications support for the US Navy/MSC. $3M gross revenue; 23 employees; privately held.

 

Business Manager – Controller-level responsibility for all administrative functions. Started with company at inception as part-time employee and was primary point of contact for all business administration functions. Designed and implemented infrastructure for accounting, HR, IT, contracts, and industrial security (Facility Security Officer). Developed, implemented, and managed formal contract management system. Responsible for all accounting functions including budgets, payroll, A/P, A/R, and monthly financial statements. Processed all new hires, led orientation, and enrolled in benefits. Managed day-to-day contract administration including change orders, modifications, and risk mitigation. Provided advice to owners and project managers on contractual issues. Identified risks and suggested alternatives for a solution. Authored letters, policies, procedures, and other internal and external written communications.

Accomplishments:

  • Established company with all registrations and filing
  • Developed accounting system and setup QuickBooks
  • Applied for and managed facility security clearance
  • Prepared annual Incurred Cost Submission for DCAA

Atlas Technologies, Inc.

North Charleston, SC (2003 – 2005)

Contractor providing specialized communications support for the US Navy. $8M gross revenue; Two subordinates; 66 employees; privately held.

 

Accounting Analyst – Accounting manager-level responsibility for all accounting functions including A/P, A/R (invoicing and posting of payments), payroll, and monthly financial reports. Assisted Contracts Manager (direct supervisor) with contract functions including research and reports. Performed all of the same functions for a sister company as part of primary job duties.

Accomplishments:

  • Reduced monthly invoicing process from 5 days to 2 ½ days
  • Reduced monthly close and reporting process from 4 days to 2 days
  • Researched due diligence for sale of sister company
  • Assisted with annual Incurred Cost Submission for DCAA

Education

College of Charleston: Masters of Science, Accountancy

Queens University of Charlotte: Bachelor of Arts, Accounting

Certification

Certified Public Accountant: Ohio Board of Accountancy

Certified Professional Contracts Manager: National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Certified Federal Contracts Manager: NCMA

Certified Commercial Contracts Manager: NCMA

Fellow: NCMA