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Scott Evans

Director

Professional Experience

Scott is a Director in the Protiviti Houston office who specializes in Finance & Accounting Excellence, Business Operations Improvements, and Internal Audit related engagements, primarily in the Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Manufacturing, and Healthcare industries. He has extensive experience with risk-based process assessments, including process documentation, testing, redesign, and implementation, as well as with overall project management. Prior to joining Protiviti, he worked for approximately six (6) years at a Big Five professional services firm, where he served as both an external financial statement auditor and a business risk consultant. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Indiana and is accredited by the Institute of Internal Auditors in quality assessment/validation. He is also the chief developer of the Protiviti CP&C practice’s contract training curriculum – which is based primarily upon his practical experiences with various construction and service contract arrangements and payment types – as well as the firm wide leader for Protiviti’s contract cost recovery solutions.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Capital Projects & Contracts (CP&C) Services: We help organizations better align business processes, people and technology to maximize contract compliance and reduce cost over billings. We use our proven methodology to assist companies in identifying, measuring and mitigating the risks inherent in contract activities. We help companies gain control of their contracts, processes and risks
  • Internal Audit and Financial Controls: We assess the internal control environment, develop and implement policies and procedures and enhance process efficiencies in order to ensure that clients are operating in an effective and compliant business environment
    • Risk Assessments
    • Financial and Operational Audit Execution
    • Management and Audit Committee Reporting 

Representative Engagements Include:

  • Contract Compliance & Cost Recovery - Analyze contracts that a client uses to manage their business activities (leases, services, construction, etc.). Assist the client to prioritize the key contracts and high risk areas. Perform an audit of invoice support data and documentation to determine if activities are conducted in accordance with contract requirements and to recover over-billed costs
  • Process and Internal Controls - Conduct independent assessments of processes and controls associated with the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and completion of projects. Analyze and document processes, risks, and controls, identify and document control gaps, and recommend remediation plans to improve contract and project management processes. Identify process linkages to key technology enablers such as contract management, accounting, and procurement systems
  • Process Re-Engineering - Assist in the design of processes and controls around a client’s initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and completion of projects. Identify areas of process improvement through the use of Protiviti’s Process Classification Framework© tailored to the client’s business, the Six Elements of Risk Management Infrastructure©, and the Capability Maturity Model©. Assist clients in their remediation and implementation of enhanced processes and controls for projects
  • Project Accounting/Management Outsourcing - Provide onsite contract accounting and management guidance that includes review of invoices, change orders, contingency draw downs, status reports, lien waivers, insurance and bond coverages, etc. Assist the client in processing all financial transactions through the duration of the contract (including “real time” review and verification of all contractual obligations and expenditures)

Education

  • B.S. – Accounting and Corp. Fin. Mgt. Ball State University (Summa Cum Laude)

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • IIA Accreditation in Quality Assessment and Validation