Barbara Ferneyhough – BKH, LLC, Managing Director

Barb is a Managing Director at BKH, LLC with over 20 years of experience within the government contracting and finance arena at the executive leadership level. Over the course of her professional career, Barb has been sought for her ability to quickly assess a customer’s long and short term goals, and to develop and implement strategic plans that bring immediate results while remaining fully compliant with domestic or international governing law, code or standards.

Barb specializes in providing financial analysis and consulting services to both government contracting and private clients across a broad array of industries. Her extensive experience and knowledge of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) has enabled her to successfully develop and manage a compliment of initiatives for her government oriented customers including the preparation of complex export licenses, the development and review of policies and procedures, compliance assessments, and support and strategy development for negotiations with DCAA or government contracting litigation. She is also knowledgeable in preparing companies for ISO certification.

Prior to forming BKH, Barb operated her own consulting firm, White Gloves Limited, which focused on providing clients with government contracting and cost accounting support as well as international financial management and export compliance for commercial industry customers. Over the years, she has also held other management roles including CFO for a startup research and development firm, CFO and technology expert for an international consulting organization that focused on the evaluation of defense and weaponry systems, and AVP/Principal at a nationally known banking institution where she focused upon the issuance of public municipal bonds to support public finance initiatives and working with the federal government to audit other financial institutions for solvency and to liquidate assets. She has served as an expert witness to the government in matters related to public finance.

Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

She holds an MBA with high distinction from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management with a concentration in accounting.

Managing Director
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Areas of Experience

Industry

Government contracting
Professional and commercial
services
Aerospace and defense
International space
Mortgage Banking
Low/Mod income housing
Public finance

Functional

Government contract
accounting/pricing
Program and project management
Proposal preparation
Cost/pricing analysis
FAR/CAS consultation
Contract administration
Compliance assessment
Disclosure statement preparation
Indirect rate calculations
Forward pricing rate proposals
Cost allocation methodologies
Cost impacts
Incurred cost submissions
Bid protests
Business process re-engineering
Financial reporting
Revenue recognition
Budget and forecasting
Mergers and acquisitions
Due diligence reviews
Import/Export control
Internal control reviews
Policy and procedure development
ISO Certification

Education

MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
B.S. Psychology, Shenandoah University

 

Memberships

NDIA
SIA