Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Present

Contracts Manager & Empowered Official

Pole/Zero Corporation

Process owner for contract review to ensure all appropriate departments review and approve orders and quotes. Directly responsible for review of terms and conditions, FAR/DFAR clauses, payment terms, etc. Empowered Official for exports; review and screen all orders for export compliance; apply for export licenses when appropriate. Sarbanes-Oxley Coordinator; assist with 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. Team leader for ERP implementation and actively involved in ongoing ERP process improvement efforts. Primary point of contact for customer and government (DCAA/DCMA) audits.


  • Team leader for design and implementation of FAR Part 31 cost collection and budget restructuring – December 2010, April 2011, August 2012

  • Export compliance program – February 2012
  • Conflict minerals steering committee – November 2011
  • Counterfeit parts team – June 2011
  • Industrial Participation/Offset process – May 2010
  • Commission tracking and payment process implementation – April 2010
  • Organized and led Kaizen event for contract review process – October 2009
  • ERP implementation (IFS) for Voltronics (sister company) – August 2009
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation – October 2008
  • ERP implementation (IFS) for Pole/Zero – August 2008
  • Fixed asset software implementation (FAS100) – December 2007
Nov 2004 - Jun 2007

Business Manager

Mid Atlantic Engineering Technical Services, Inc.
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). 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. Maintained contractual documents including quotes, awards, modifications, status reports, and invoices. Transitioned to full-time employment in June 2005. Accomplishments:
  • Prepared annual Incurred Cost Submission for DCAA – June 2005, June 2006, June 2007
  • Setup first office location including PC network and VOIP – September 2006
  • Employee handbook and orientation manual – February 2006
  • Applied for and managed facility security clearance – April 2006
    • FSO and AFSO (Alternate/Facility Security Officer)
  • Designed and implemented employee benefits package – March 2006
  • Implemented virtual office SaaS – March 2005
    • Email, document management, time collection, VOIP
  • Implemented FAR Part 31 cost accounting system utilizing QuickBooks – December 2004
  • Established company with all registrations and filing – November 2004


  • Finance & Accounting
  • Contracts Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
Jun 2003 - Jun 2005

Accounting Analyst

Atlas Technologies, Inc.

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 various contract functions including research and reports. Performed all of the same functions for a sister company as part of primary job duties. Assisted human resources coordinator with benefits, research, and reporting.


  • Administered FAR Part 31 compliant cost accounting system
  • Due diligence research for sale of sister company – January 2005
  • Assisted with annual Incurred Cost Submission for DCAA – June 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Reduced monthly close and reporting process from 4 days to 2 days – April 2004
  • Reduced monthly invoicing process from 5 days to 2 ½; days – January 2004






Primary point of contact for customer and government auditors.  Interfaced with auditors to provide cost or pricing data and other information to assist in making a determination of fair and reasonable pricing.

ERP Implementation

Team leader responsible for Finance and Sales. Steering Committee for subsequent phases. Communication liaison with user base o disseminate information on training and status of implementation. Participated in extensive training, process mapping, data migration, testing, and report generation.  Coordinated and managed the implementation of IFS, including hardware and software, across three locations.  Created and tracked current and future projects and tasks, including status reports and priorities.  Served as key resource for IT and senior management.  Direct participation in process improvements and ERP system utilization efforts including Oracle tools (SQL Developer), Microsoft Report Writer, training, work instructions (documentation), testing, security, and evaluation of third-party software.  Attended IFS Customer Summit in April 2011.

Information Technology

Researched new products and services to increase innovation and improve efficiency.  Reviewed all IT systems to optimize corporate goals and strategies.  Extensive software and hardware installation, network administration, backups, database administration, system security, and SQL reporting.

Human Resources

Executed all HR duties including creation of orientation manual, employee handbook, benefits summary, and HR policies. Implemented and administered benefits program including 401(k) and profit sharing plan. Encouraged diversity and diverse thinking.  Monitored OSHA, safety, and workmen’s compensation. Ensured compliance with Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act.

Export Compliance

Empowered Official responsible for reviewing all transactions and proposed transactions for compliance with EAR (Export Administration Regulation) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms) and evaluating need for export license or TAA (Technical Assistance Agreement), including Restricted Party Screening.  Developed export policy, process, and manual and trained staff.  Authored Commodity Jurisdiction for new products.

Sarbanes-Oxley Coordinator

Assisted with SOX implementation. Responsible for coordinating periodic internal testing and reviewing process changes for compliance with internal controls. 

Finance & Accounting

Designed accounting system including chart of accounts (in accordance with FAR part 31), chose software, and implemented web interface for timesheets and expense reports (in accordance with FAR and DCAA requirements). Responsible for all accounting functions including payroll, taxes, period close, financial statement preparation, reconciliations, ledger audits, and research.  Guided all budgeting and forecasting. Developed strategic initiatives to maximize profits. Prepared and reviewed corporate tax returns for C-Corps, S-Corps, and partnerships for 6 seasons. Assisted with DCAA Floor Check Audit, DCMA Contract Review, and customer audit of contract costs. Acted as primary point of contact for external CPA.

Contracts Management

Reviewed all incoming contracts, Terms & Conditions, Statements of Work, and other documents to assess compliance and identify areas of concern or risk. Integral part of the procurement process from pre-award negotiations through contract close-out including bids and proposals. Interfaced with customer and Program Manager for meetings, modifications, and contract administration.  Responsible for all FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation) research.  Worked with multiple agencies including Navy, Air Force, Military Sealift Command, and foreign government ministries of defense.   Currently teaching the CFCM preparation course through NCMA.


Seeking a senior or director level management position with responsibilities in Contracts, Finance, Exports, or Human Resources.

My ideal position would be a telecommute opportunity allowing me to work from home and live in any city.

I am open to travel up to 50% of time. 

My ideal employer will be progressive in policies and management style including flexible/alternative schedules, community involvement, has corporate "green" initiatives the include corporate recycling and operating "zero landfill" facilities. 


Professional manager with education and certification in contracts, accounting, and human resources with 12+ years of progressive experience including controller-level responsibilities for all administrative functions. 

Other Experience

Owner/Operator of concession trailer (2005-2006)

NSF Certified Food Manager (2005)

Reserve Police Officer - Charleston, SC (2003)

9-1-1 Operator and Police Dispatcher - Charleston, SC (2003)

AFLAC Representative (2002)

Sprint Retail Store Manager (2001)


Apr 2009 - Apr 2014

CFCM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager)

Apr 2009 - Apr 2014

CCCM (Certified Commercial Contracts Manager)

May 2007 - May 2013

PHR (Professional in Human Resources)