Advisory

Cotton & Company’s Advisory Practice includes financial management and information assurance professionals that specialize in providing services to support to a wide range of federal and commercial clients. Our advisory team is dedicated to providing solutions and services tailored to our customer’s unique requirements and needs.

Financial Management Consulting Services

Cotton & Company assists organizations in assessing and delivering solutions to meet their financial management requirements. We have been providing a wide range of services and objective results helping organizations achieve their financial management goals. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Audit support and remediation
  • Accounting support
  • Budget execution support
  • Internal control assessments
  • Regulatory reporting activities
  • Improper payments analysis
  • System implementation-readiness activities
  • Policies and procedures design and documentation
CIO and CISO Support

Cotton & Company has helped numerous federal agencies establish and maintain programs that meet and exceed the internal control requirements specified in OMB Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control. We have a track record of implementing and executing effective, risk-based management control programs. We provide services to assist with:

  • Audit support and remediation
  • Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) Management
  • Risk Management Framework Consulting
  • Client Information System Security Officer Support
  • Assessment & Authorization (A&A)
  • Privacy Programs
OMB Circular A-123 Implementation and Compliance Support

Establishing a holistic infrastructure can be a daunting task – within the context of your mission goals and program objectives, data must be secure, privacy protected, and risks continuously monitored and mitigated. Cotton & Company has the perspective gained from ongoing assessments and continuous adaptation to provide our clients with advice, development, and implementation of an information infrastructure that effectively protects your information while actively supporting your mission. We have provided our clients with:

  • Designing Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) programs
  • Assisting in the establishment of proper governance structures (e.g., Senior Assessment Teams)
  • Planning the assessment of internal control over financial reporting
  • Identifying, documenting, and testing key controls over financial reporting
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring corrective action plans
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual assurance statements
Financial Management Training

Cotton & Company provides agencies with tailored financial management training programs that include:

  • Developing materials for regional, foreign, and headquarters conferences
  • Providing instructor-led classroom training, virtual training, and video teleconferencing
  • Developing demonstrations, interactive learning simulations, exercises, and quizzes to facilitate full participation and understanding of training materials

Our training experts are well-versed in video production software, which we have used to develop reusable on-demand training for our clients.

Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Advisory Support​

Cotton & Company provides DoD contractors with expertise to navigate the new and evolving requirements to help protect and defend the U.S. Defense supply chain from cyber risks that include:

  • Educating contractor personnel about the CMMC, its requirements, timelines and how to interpret the cybersecurity controls catalog
  • Supporting the design, documentation and implementation of required cybersecurity controls within the applicable maturity levels
  • Performing pre-assessments to help identify corrective actions or implementation gaps for the required cybersecurity controls
  • Supporting the full lifecycle of the CMMC audit

Advisory Leadership Team

Gary Barton

Partner

CISSP, CISA, PMP

Harrison Lee

Partner

CISSP, CISM, CISA, PMP

Catherine Nocera

Partner

CPA, CISA

Melissa Sizemore

Partner

CPA, CGFM

Geoffrey Frank

Director

CGFM

Andrew Wright

Director

CDFM, CGFM

Bradley Biondi

Senior Manager

CPA, CFE, CGFM

Michael Carney

Senior Manager

CPA, CGFM, PMP

Amanda Chait

Senior Manager

CPA, CGFM

Carita Colding

Senior Manager

CICA, CGFM

Cindy Fleming

Senior Manager

Shawn Hilty

Senior Manager

CISA

Missy Johnston

Senior Manager

CPA, CISSP, CISA, PMP

Dong Kim

Senior Manager

CPA

Jack Lillard

Senior Manager

Richard Loyd

Senior Manager

CPA, CGFM

Kevin Merrill

Senior Manager

CPA, PMP

Erin Newberry

Senior Manager

Yehuda Schmidt

Senior Manager

CPA, CISA

Mark Terman

Senior Manager

Paul Lionikis

Director of Outreach