Robert Stross is an expert in preparing indirect cost rate proposals, establishing separate Facilities and Administration (F&A) rates, negotiating NICRAs with USAID's Overhead Branch, conducting sensitivity analyses of optimum cost recovery structures, restructuring indirect costs, preparing Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Disclosure Statements, and conducting fiscal assessments of an organization’s indirect costs.
In responding to an agency contracted audit or an OMB Circular A-133, recipient-contracted or DCAA audit, Robert Stross can apply his extensive knowledge of authoritative US Government and USAID rules in challenging questioned costs. His expertise is so well regarded that even USAID itself retained him to rebut the major findings in one of its own IG audit reports. He has also consulted with a host of NGOs and contractors in responding to, and negotiating, their audit findings.
Drawing upon his 45 years of experience in advising organizations on how to comply with the US Government’s regulations, and 15 years with specific USAID regulatory experience, Robert Stross, CPA, CFCM, CGMS would conduct a comprehensive review of an organization’s compliance with the USG’s and USAID’s rules and regulations and of its compliance and internal accounting controls, reporting the confidential results solely to the organization’s CFO, CEO or Finance/Audit Committee. In addition, he is well known for preparing accounting policies and procedures, as well as conducting staff compliance training.
Either over the Internet or by telephone, Robert Stross, who prepares the Robert Stross Chartered NGO Financial Newsletter and has over 45 years in the Federal marketplace, provides consultations under retainer to a limited number of NGOs on the range of accounting, bidding, pricing, indirect costing, teaming and contracting, regulatory compliance, and audit resolution issues involving USAID. Inquire about this service and his low initial retainer and hourly rate.