Mr. Tom Dawson leads the accounting and finance functions of P E Systems, Inc. He is responsible for the overall financial health of the organization assuring precise accuracy of all financial matters, prompt response to audits and contract close-outs, as well as representing the company in matters dealing with financial related agencies. In addition, he oversees the accurate and timely filing of international, federal, state, and local business registrations and tax returns in the numerous jurisdictions in the which the company operates. He also monitors any needed improvements to the accounting infrastructure in support of the company’s growth.
Tom has over 17 years of experience in the Government contracting industry with expertise in financial leadership, reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition integration, pricing, financial system enhancement, banking relations, negotiations, and audit management. Mr. Dawson was previously CFO at Q2 Impact (formerly The QED Group), where he managed all administrative activities including Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Contracts and Pricing. He also spent four years in public accounting with Cherry Bekaert doing audits and consulting work.
Tom attended Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and previously a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Additionally, he is a member of multiple professional organizations such as the AICPA, VSCPA, and ACFE.