John Hindman

John Hindman

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John Hindman is a director in the Government Contractor Solutions practice of Baker Tilly.

John has extensive experience assisting government contractors with complex regulatory compliance matters, internal control assessments, business process analyses, incurred cost proposal preparation, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance. John has a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Contract Audit Manual, and CAS. John also assists contractors with developing incurred cost proposals, designing indirect cost rate structures, and responding to government audits.

  • Assists government contractors with developing business systems that meet government audit expectations. He performs numerous adequacy assessments of contract business systems to identify potential risk areas and recommended solutions. John assists contractors with developing adequate policies & procedures, processes, and internal controls for accounting, estimating, and purchasing systems.
  • Works extensively with a wide variety of government contractors across numerous industries to assess, design, and implement purchasing system policies, procedures, internal controls, and best practices. He frequently assists contractors with designing their purchasing systems and providing expert guidance on complex subcontracting issues.
  • Performs assessments of government contractor accounting systems for compliance with regulations and audit expectations. He frequently assists contractors with the design and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal controls across several accounting subsystems including the labor, billing, indirect/other direct cost, compensation, control environment, and budget and planning systems. 
  • Assists clients with design and implementation of cost allocation structures and methodologies. Also assists with contractors with indirect cost rate submissions, CAS compliance and administration issues, and preparation of CASB disclosure statements.
  • Provides assistance to contractors on complex regulatory compliance matters such as truthful cost and pricing data requirements, contract terminations, and cost impact proposals.

Industry involvement

  • Section 809 Panel – Professional Staff (March 2018 – Present)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Thought leadership

  • Co-Authored, “Proposed Changes to the DFARS Contractor Business System Rule: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, published by Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report (September 2014)
  • Instructor, “Advance Contractor Business Systems Assessment Workshop” hosted by Federal Publications Seminars (2012 - Present)
  • Presented, “Gearing Up: Getting Ready for the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)”, webinar hosted by NCMA (October 2014)
  • Instructed, “Implementing & Maintaining Adequate Contractor Business Systems & Internal Controls” at the Public Contracting Institute (PCI) Masters Academy (November 2014)
  • Presented, “Surviving a CPSR: Practical Tips to Achieve Success”, webinar hosted by NCMA (January 2015)
  • Presented, “Subcontract Management and CPSR”, NCMA Tysons Contract Lifecycle Series (December 2016; October 2017)
  • Presented, “The Odd Couple – Contract Administration & Cost Accounting Administration,” NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium (December 2019)


Washington DC


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of Science, accounting and information systems
Bachelor of Science, finance, insurance and business law – corporate finance