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.
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fax 703 340 8319
Areas of Experience
Professional and commercial
Aerospace and defense
Low/Mod income housing
Program and project management
Disclosure statement preparation
Indirect rate calculations
Forward pricing rate proposals
Cost allocation methodologies
Incurred cost submissions
Business process re-engineering
Budget and forecasting
Mergers and acquisitions
Due diligence reviews
Internal control reviews
Policy and procedure development
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University
B.S. Psychology, Shenandoah University