John Atkinson is a highly accomplished Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a proven track record of excellence in leading financial strategies within the government contractor industry. With over two decades of experience, he is a trusted financial expert known for his ability to navigate complex regulatory environments and drive financial success in government contracting companies.
As CFO of a prominent government contractor, John plays a critical role in overseeing the financial operations, ensuring compliance with stringent government regulations, and optimizing financial performance. His astute financial acumen and strategic thinking enable him to identify opportunities for cost efficiency, contract profitability, and risk mitigation. John’s expertise in financial planning and analysis is instrumental in guiding the company’s budgeting and forecasting processes. He collaborates closely with project management and business development teams to maximize operational execution and assess the financial viability of potential contracts that align with the organization’s long-term goals.
In his role as a financial leader, John fosters a culture of accountability and transparency within his finance team. His ability to build and motivate high-performing teams has consistently driven success in financial reporting, audits, and compliance efforts. Being well-versed in government accounting principles driven by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), John ensures that the company adheres to compliance requirements, positioning the organization for successful contract bids and sustained growth.
John holds an MBA from Georgia State University, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ohio State University, and a Master’s Certificate in Government Accounting from George Washington University
He has donated a significant amount of personal time supporting and coaching youth sports, including local high school varsity and junior varsity baseball programs.
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