What We Do:

Cost Analysis

  1. Life Cycle Cost Estimating
  2. Earned Value Management
  3. Cost Benefit Analysis
  4. Investment Analysis
  5. Activity Based Costing
  6. Cost Modeling

Budget Management

  1. Budget Formulation
  2. Budget Justification
  3. Budget Execution
  4. Budget Analysis
  5. Resource Management

Financial Compliance

  1. Benchmarking
  2. Compliance Assessments
  3. Policy and Procedure Analysis and Development
  4. Automated Tool Development

Our clients’ success hinges on smart financial management that includes accurate and meaningful analysis of budget, cost, performance, and value. Markon delivers with talented professionals who understand the procedures and industry standards of strong financial and business management.

We provide consultants who find the best solutions for our clients by utilizing management tools such as earned value management, life cycle cost estimates, and activity-based costing.

We apply the techniques and metrics that demonstrate how effectively and efficiently resources are used, and whether they are producing the desired results.

Our experts provide on-site leadership that is decisive yet flexible, supported by Markon’s organization-wide resources and experience.

We have earned our client’s ongoing trust by combining our ability to manage programs and projects with the vision to modernize and improve business processes. From policy analysis and resource management to cost estimating and financial performance reporting, Markon delivers value.

Proven Performance:

Defense Intelligence Agency, Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda (ICC-B) Program Management Office
Markon, as the on-site prime program manager, is responsible for developing and aligning the overall Program budget with the Owner requirements and funding cycles. Markon regularly provides cost estimates, funding analyses, cost management, preparation of Congressional Budget Notifications, fiscal year scope to funding outlays, fiscal year dollar tracking and reporting, and construction trending and forecasts. Recently, Markon was asked to provide total out-year funding forecasts for all perspective tenant occupants. The financial report provided total dollar requirements from design and construction costs to move-in costs to out-year rent costs. The analysis also included projected lease closeout costs in order to show long term cost benefit analysis of the project.

Department of State
Markon provides accurate and meaningful earned value management (EVM) support for the Enterprise Network Management Division to successfully perform its information technology objectives. Markon successfully developed an interim EVM report to replicate the required Government monthly deliverable. This capability was delivered to support mission critical infrastructure delivery and monitoring. Markon supported this EVM system along with the capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process. Planning support is delivered through a range of activities including providing input for strategic, tactical, and project planning. 

U.S. Coast Guard, Asset Enrollment and Valuation
Markon provided statistical financial modeling and financial analysis to accurately value the population of over 24,000 USCG assets. Markon used parametric cost modeling and statistical analysis to prepare a complete and verifiable determination of the asset population which consisted of 36 distinct asset groups.

Department of Homeland Security, Deepwater
Markon developed an economic model which compared 12 procurement options for the National Security Cutter program to determine the client’s future procurement strategy. Markon’s analysis and subsequent briefing enabled the Deepwater PM to make an informed decision on which option was best suited for the $10B project.

Spotlight on Talent:

Tuan Bui is an Associate at Markon Solutions. 

Mr. Bui provides clients with top-flight financial analysis, process improvement, contract management, and consultation support. He has more than 17 years of experience serving the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. As a senior financial manager for the client acquisition office, Mr. Bui has been responsible for a wide range of consultation supports involving contract financial monitoring and financial consultation several large multi-year contracts valued up to hundreds of millions of dollars.  Mr. Bui also helped to implement various contract financial monitoring and control initiatives, which resulted in the improvement of the contract performance.  Moreover, Mr. Bui was able to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, and trends within one client’s large financial data sets, which led to various impact analyses and reports that helped the client accurately strategize, plan, and forecast their contract cost and budget.  Mr.  Bui earned a MBA in International Trade and Business from Strayer University. He holds BS degrees in Economic and Information Systems and Operations Management from George Mason University.

Michael O’Shea is an Associate and Senior Accountant at Markon Solutions.

His professional experience includes 13 years supporting various government agencies as a financial manager and 17 years working as on accountant in the private sector. He has wide-ranging experience which includes general ledger and sub-ledger maintenance, financial reporting, corporate tax, internal audit support, escheat accounting, payroll, fixed asset, depreciation, budgeting, and financial analyses. Mr. O’Shea is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He is a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Government Accountants (NOVAGA) and currently serving on the Board as Treasurer.