Senior Managing Consultant
Shannon is a Senior Managing Consultant in Redstone GCI’s Costpoint Consulting Team. She has used Deltek Costpoint with government contractors for over 10 years. Her experience has covered multiple areas within the system and involved more than the standard day-to-day transactions. She led teams through several system modifications and upgrades, including reorganizations, merging databases and system enhancements.
Shannon is extremely organized and deadline-focused and brought these strengths to her team by utilizing technology to streamline workflows, develop job documentation and use the system to ensure the organization worked smarter, not harder.
She enjoys writing custom reports for her clients and has published many reports that have helped end-users retrieve the data they need in the format they require. Providing automated reports that save them time, improve accuracy and alleviate the need to juggle multiple spreadsheets manually.
Shannon started her career supporting a large manufacturing company, working in corporate accounting on mark to market accounting for hedge and derivative activities, preparing filings and intercompany eliminations. She then transitioned to an operating group responsible for centralizing all accounting functions for all plants. She was selected for the process improvement team to streamline all templates and close processing.
After obtaining her CPA license, she spent several years working in public accounting preparing individual and trust tax returns. She then entered the world of Deltek Costpoint, working at a not-for-profit. She was responsible for all general ledger and intercompany activities for four entities and creating standardized processes for these areas.
Then, she transitioned to the for-profit world, becoming the director of finance and accounting. She successfully led all financial, DCAA, NASA, and ERISA audits and was instrumental in obtaining a certified accounting system and preparing the annual incurred cost submissions. She also served as the SAAS admin, leading multiple successful Costpoint upgrades and reorganizations. She also functioned as the main report writer for the company – turning ad hoc data requests into repeatable reports that stakeholders could run ad hoc, or have delivered to their inboxes.
- BA in Accounting from Birmingham-Southern College
- MS in Finance from University of Alabama
Designations and Certifications
- Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
- Costpoint Masters Certification
- Costpoint Accounts Payable Certification
- Costpoint Billing and Accounts Receivable Certification
- Costpoint Expense Certification
- Costpoint General Ledger Certification
- Costpoint Labor, Leave, and Payroll Certification
- Costpoint Projects Certification