Robert E. Jones knows government contracts: How to qualify for them. How to manage them. And how to profit from them. With over 13 years of Department of Defense contract and accounting experience, he helps companies successfully navigate the complex legal and regulatory framework of federal contracting.
As a consultant to small and mid-sized businesses, Robert offers expert input into strategic planning, cost and pricing models, financial analysis, negotiation strategies and regulatory compliance. He designs and implements DCAA-compliant ERP and accounting systems for service, manufacturing, and aerospace companies. His proactive, decisive approach to finding opportunities and solving problems is based on experience in managing more than $30 million in federal contracts.
A leading member of the National Contract Management Association, Robert holds the association’s Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), and Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) designations. For his notable contributions to the field of contracting, the NCMA has given him three of its highest honors: Fellow, National Achievement Award and Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management Award. He is an active member of the Commerciality Consortium of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).
Robert is a well-known national presenter on government contract management, accounting compliance and related topics. His highly rated presentations engage audiences with innovative approaches to profitability and compliance in federal contract management.
The West Virginia native earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He holds a Master’s degree in accountancy from the The Graduate School of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.
In his spare time, Robert applies the same passion and energy that drive him professionally to a pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life. A devoted friend and committed athlete, he challenges those around him to tackle life with tenacity. Travels across North America, Europe, and parts of South America have inspired a unique world view and desire to effect positive change. He currently works and lives in Columbus, Ohio with his partner, Andy, and their terrier, Anna.
A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification demonstrates they met NCMA’s highest standards for education, training, and experience, and demonstrated their knowledge of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge. It is NCMA’s senior and most prestigious certification.
The Fellow designation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to NCMA. It is the second highest award given by the Association. Although the specific criteria have evolved over time, the broad categories of service required for selection as an NCMA Fellow have remained the same.
National Achievement Award
The award provides special recognition for making notable and unique contributions at the national level. Robert was honored for his unique NCMA advocacy, outstanding promotion of NCMA’s education and certification programs, and his support and guidance as Chair of the Awards and Honors Working Group.
The NCMA Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management Award was established in 2012 to provide peer recognition to the rising stars and top performers in the contract management profession under the age of 40. These professionals, who are the future of contract management, come from the ranks of academia, government, and industry.