Thomas Tagle

Thomas Tagle

Partner, CPA · +1 (703) 923 8312

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Tom has worked with government contractors for over 25 years. His clients have included government and commercial contractors from a wide range of industries, including aerospace, construction, shipbuilding, contingency operations, IT services, engineering, healthcare, and professional services. Tom specializes in helping contractors undertake significant transformative initiatives, which include redesigning and/or developing cost accounting structures and systems, as well as reengineering business processes subject to DFARs Business Systems rules.  

His experience includes regularly assisting contractors in preparing CASB disclosure statements; cost impact statements; and responses to allegations of defective pricing and other wrongdoings. Tom also advises contractors and their legal counsel on matters requiring discovery of financial data and forensic analysis in preparation for litigation. He has consulted with government contractors on cost allocability and allowability matters, assisted in responding to questions and allegations raised by the DCAA, DCMA, OIGs and DOJ, and helped contractors evaluate and document their compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

  • Specializes in assisting government contractors with matters related to all phases of the federal government procurement cycle, including, overhead rate design and implementation, contract cost impacts, preparation of incurred cost submissions, assists in the review of contractor business systems and internal control and settlement of contract claims, just to name a few
  • Consults with government contractors on cost allocability and allowability matters, assists in responding to questions and allegations raised by the DCAA, and helps contractors evaluate and document their compliance with the CAS and FAR
  • Advises clients and works with outside counsel to resolve disputes involving issues of cost allowability, cost allocability, and regulatory compliance arising under the FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, the Truth in Negotiations Act, and other accounting-related rules and regulations
  • Analyzes, documents, and prepares recommendations related to contractors’ business systems compliance
  • Works with contractors to reach alternative settlements with the DCMA concerning matters of incurred cost as well as settling alleged cost accounting practice non-compliances
  • Assists clients prepare for and respond to DCAA requests for information as well as negotiate and resolve audit issues
  • Performs investigations into allegations of accounting irregularities and financial statement fraud, involving the review of complex financial information and the preparation of forensic analysis for legal counsel
  • Extensive experience in assisting companies establish or improve their business risk management processes by providing full or partial internal audit outsourcing, as well as procurement and procurement compliance services
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Associate Member of the American Bar Association (Public Contract Section)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Accounting Advisory Board of Washington and Lee University (W&L)
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Served as co-chair for the GWSCPA’s ”Annual GWSCPA Government Contract Accounting & Compliance Developments Conference”
  • Moderated panel for “Business Systems Discussion” between DCAA Deputy Assistant Director and DCMA Director of Contract Policy
  • Moderated “Hot Topic Informational and Educational Seminar” panel discussion for NCMA Tyson Chapter Dinner Series between, Charlie Williams, DCAA Director; Anita Baker, DCAA Deputy Director and Alan Chvokin, PSC Executive VP
  • Co-presented on “How to Define “Inadequate”, “Materiality” and “Significant Deficiency”: A Comprehensive Review of What Can Trigger Payment Withholdings for Business System Deficiencies” for ACI’s DCAA Audit & Compliance Boot Camp
  • Co-presented on “Trends and Challenges in Compliance Programs for the Native American Contractors Association” (NACA)
  • Panelist, Deltek Virtual Roundtable, “End of 2015/What to Expect in 2016”