As an executive consultant, Norman J. Lorch has more than 33 years of experience in the field of financial management and administration of government contracts. Mr. Lorch is the principal of Norman J. Lorch, Chartered, a CPA firm that specializes in assisting clients and their accountants in the areas unique to government contracts. He is a former division accounting manager with a major defense contractor and a former supervisory auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Mr. Lorch has prepared and evaluated claims and successfully defended contractors from allegations by the Defense Contract Audit Agency on such matters as defective pricing and time-keeping policies and practices. In addition, he has been the interface and liaison with DCAA and has negotiated contracts and agreements with contracting officers, customers and the DCAA. He is a CPA in Maryland and a member of the Maryland Association of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs; an associate member of the American Bar Association, Public Contracts Sections; and a member of the National Defense Industrial Association, Contract Finance Committee, and the National Contracts Management Association Mr. Lorch is the author of the AICPA course entitled “”An Introduction to the Accounting Requirements of Government Contracts”” and co-author of “”Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations Covered By OMB Circular A-133.”” He also is the author of the course entitled “”Government Contractor’s Indirect Cost Rates: Preparation of the Proposal and Surviving The Government’s Audit.”” Mr. Lorch holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore.