Robert C. Smith, CPA
CEO and Founder, ICAT Systems
Robert C. Smith, CPA is CEO of ICAT Systems and an expert in federal contract cost accounting. Robert first worked in the accounting department of a government contractor while a college student in 1982. Following roles in public accounting and in management for government contractors, he focused his accounting practice to exclusively provide consulting services to government contractors. He specializes in assisting small businesses with accounting system configuration, budget and provisional indirect rate development, incurred cost reporting, and cost proposal support.
In 2003, Robert founded ICAT Systems, a software, training and consulting firm providing tools for small businesses to succeed in government contracting. Robert leads ICAT Systems’ training and has presented at national conferences on the topic of federal contract accounting. As an early advocate of using QuickBooks to meet FAR and DFARS requirements, Robert’s workshops have helped hundreds of government contractors using QuickBooks configure their accounting system to be compliant with FAR 31.2 and DFARS 252.242.7006, preparing them to pass the DCAA accounting system review.
Robert has a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in taxation from George Mason University.