Mr. Colin Daigle Joins National Association of Construction Auditors’ Advisory Board

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National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) (http://www.thenaca.org) is excited to welcome Mr. Colin Daigle, CCA, CPA, CFF, CITP, FCPA, to its Advisory Board. Mr. Daigle is the Global Practice Leader for Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Construction Consulting Practice.

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Mr. Daigle is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board,” comments NACA Chairman & Founder, Brian Felix. “He is an active leader in the construction industry focusing on financial and operational matters through his experience working in ...

National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) (http://www.thenaca.org) is excited to welcome Mr. Colin Daigle, CCA, CPA, CFF, CITP, FCPA, to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Daigle is the Global Practice Leader for Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Construction Consulting Practice. The Advisory Board was formed to seek out experts in the fields of construction management and risk, auditing, real estate development, architecture, and engineering to help serve the association and its members by providing expert counsel and guidance.

“Mr. Daigle is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board,” said NACA Chairman & Founder, Brian Felix. “He is an active leader in the construction industry focusing on financial and operational matters through his experience working in public accounting for construction industry clients, a large contractor and as a forensic construction dispute and management consultant.”

Mr. Daigle’s responsibilities at MRC include leading a team of financial, engineering, construction and management experts engaging in various types of services including project governance assessments, construction performance audits and investigations, contract disputes, and insurance claims preparation.

Mr. Daigle is frequently retained to assist clients during construction by identifying and implementing project controls to enhance the transparency and accountability related to contract compliance and progress reporting while effecting best practices to manage performance metrics. In addition, Mr. Daigle has provided construction cost, schedule and contract audit services for variety of clients in locations around the world. He has been retained as lead auditor for an array of institutional, infrastructure and heavy civil projects. Based on his experience with project delivery and contract types, he has provided financial and performance assurance to protect owners and assist contractors in resolving payment delays. Mr. Daigle has also assisted clients in maximizing loss recoveries under a variety of construction related insurance policies, such as Builders Risk, Surety, Errors and Omissions and Subcontractor Default.

An active leader in the industry, Mr. Daigle has regularly spoken about construction financial matters, and been published on the topics. His writing has appeared in the American Bar Association book “Construction Accounting, A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals,” and he has served as a guest instructor at Columbia University’s School of Engineering on multiple occasions. Mr. Daigle also recently served on the National Accounting and Reporting Committee for the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

MRC’s Construction Consulting Practice is also part of Marsh’s Global Construction Practice, a team of 500-plus experts that include professional engineers, economists, finance specialists, statisticians, project managers, certified public accountants, and specialists in insurance, contracts, safety, loss control and claims. Leveraging this depth and breadth of expertise, Marsh provides assurance to clients that capital deployed around risk is protected in the most cost-efficient way.

Marsh Risk Consulting (http://www.marshriskconsulting.com) offers customized, innovative solutions across a comprehensive range of insurable and non-insurable risks and the global expertise of seasoned consultants that is required by today’s organizations to effectively manage risk, meet business objectives, realize opportunities, and be successful. Marsh Risk Consulting’s four primary areas of service include:

  • Business Risk Consulting - Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Business Risk Consulting group provides enterprise risk and resiliency services to organizations that help them to preserve, protect, and defend critical business assets, whether tangible such as property or intangible such as reputation; ensure compliance with a wide range of regulatory requirements; and develop and implement processes and procedures that meet with stakeholder corporate governance expectations.
  • Financial Advisory, Claims, and Litigation Support - With expertise in areas such as casualty claim management, claim accounting preparation, mass tort consulting, forensic accounting, investigative services, dispute resolution, capital projects, product safety, and government contracting, Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC) provides organizations with full-service financial advisory, claims consulting, and litigation support.
  • Workforce Strategies - Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Workforce Strategies Practice brings experienced and credentialed consultants to the table to assist organizations with their workforce-related risk management, workers’ compensation cost containment, and operational safety challenges.
  • Marsh Business Analytics - Marsh Business Analytics (MBA) employs award-winning tools and experts to help organizations use risk analysis in all facets of their risk management and insurance purchase decision making.

As stated on their website (http://www.thenaca.org), the NACA mission is to unite those individuals and be recognized as the authority on construction project controls. “Our vision,” explains Brian Felix “is to bring all the project team members together to exchange knowledge and ideas to improve the overall control environment for the Owners, delivering them greater value.”

The NACA grants the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) to the individuals with the expertise in these areas. The National Association of Construction Auditors is committed to providing resources, information, and leadership for NACA members, their clients, and the public to ensure the highest standard of construction controls possible. For a limited period of time, the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) is currently accepting applications under the grandfathering provision for the Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) designations, setting the standard in these fields (http://www.thenaca.org). The provisions are a point-based system based upon education, training, and experience.

The National Association of Construction Auditors’ (NACA) inaugural Annual Conference will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Resort in Las Vegas, September 19-21, 2011. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) certified CPE sessions include topics related to the control environment of construction projects, fraud, government contracting, and ethics; led by recognized training leaders such as Rich Townsend, Denise Cicchella, John Croy, Joe Kranz, and John Wisz. Additionally, James D. Ratley, CFE, President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will be the keynote speaker.

“All those involved in controlling capital projects, such as Auditors, Architects, Owners, Owners Representatives, Project Managers, Cost Engineers, Risk Professionals, and Project Accountants will benefit from this one of a kind event.” Brian Felix remarked.

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