Ryan Byrd provides consulting services in the fields of government contract accounting, administration, and compliance.

He has experience providing consulting, financial advisory, and audit services to companies and organizations that range from middle market to the Fortune 100. He has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other federal government procurement regulations.

Mr. Byrd’s expertise includes working with companies in a variety of industries, including professional services, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, biotech, and not-for-profit organizations, all of which receive federal funds. He has advised numerous commercial companies on how to adapt practices to conform to the unique government contracting regulated environment.

Mr. Byrd has experience with all forms of government contract acquisition matters, from competitive procurements to commercial item exemptions. He advises throughout the entire life cycle of government contracts and provides expert advice on complex government contract accounting and contract administration-related matters.

Mr. Byrd has worked with companies on merger and acquisition assignments on both the buy-side and sell-side, and provides due diligence support to identify issues/benefits associated with cost accounting and other regulatory impacts associated with the transaction. He has assisted companies to prepare and deliver voluntary disclosures, with results and findings presented in connection with settlement negotiations.

Employment History

Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
Senior manager, Business and Government Contract consulting group

Manager, Aerospace and Defense Audit practice

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Greater Washington Society of CPAs

National Defense Industrial Association

Professional Services Council



Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Maryland and Virginia

Areas of Expertise


University of Maryland, College Park
BS, Accounting