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Adrian Wigston

Investigator and Cost Accountant

Adrian has specialized in Incurred Cost contract auditing as a senior auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). After DCAA, Adrian conducted performance audits with the Department of Energy OIG and Department of Veterans Affairs OIG. Atypical for auditors, Adrian is an excellent communicator and delivers powerful, convincing presentations. Adrian has worked in El Salvador & Indonesia. He speaks Spanish fluently.

About

Previously, Adrian specialized in Incurred Cost contract auditing as a senior auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). At DCAA, Adrian was a champion of indirect costing methodologies including home-office allocations for large corporations with subsidiaries. At DCAA he handled topics for both CAS-covered and non-major defense contractors. After DCAA, Adrian conducted performance audits with the Department of Energy OIG and Department of Veterans Affairs OIG. As an OIG auditor he specialized in cooperative agreements, cost-share contributions, and compliance engagements with 2 CFR part 200. Atypical for auditors, Adrian is an excellent communicator and delivers powerful, convincing presentations. Adrian understands challenging international development environments and has worked in El Salvador & Indonesia. He speaks Spanish fluently and embarrasses himself when speaking Portuguese.

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Education

University of West Florida, BSBA

Insights

Publications
  • Afghan Taxes: Amnesty Program Deadline Creates Urgency for Contractors to Address Longstanding Legal Questions, PubK (December 3, 2018). Co-Authors: Robert Nichols, Andrew Victor, and Adrian Wigston
  • Speaking Engagements
  • "Costs, Pricing & Accounting" PubKGroup's 4th Annual Year-in-Review - Live Webcast (December 12, 2018). Speaker: Adrian Wigston
  • Contact
    Education

    University of West Florida, BSBA

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