Contractors Guide: What You Should Know As You Manage Through the Covid-19 Environment
Recorded On: 04/08/2020
A new reality is well underway and impacting numerous job sites, contractors and businesses across the U.S. Jack Callahan, CohnReznick’s national construction industry leader, and Cristi Lewis, CohnReznick’s mid-Atlantic construction lead, discuss the current climate, strategies and insights contractors are facing due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. To survive and reposition, contractors have many considerations but seven are top-of-mind: newly enacted government programs, cash position, wind down strategies, labor management, external commitments, site security and contracts. Jack and Cristi will cover these and more.
CPA, Partner - Construction Industry Leader
With more than 25 years of experience, Jack Callahan leads CohnReznick’s Construction Industry Practice. He has significant knowledge and experience in accounting, corporate taxation and business consulting matters within the construction community. Callahan serves clients in most construction sectors, including heavy highway, general contractors, construction management, specialty contractors, building trades, and building supply and equipment companies. He has worked extensively with public agencies and major construction owners to develop successful fiscal and integrity monitoring programs that enable contractors to improve the profitability, safety, and integrity of construction programs. He was a lead partner for CohnReznick on the monitoring and investigative work performed at Ground Zero and at the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Callahan joined CohnReznick in August 2005 after serving as the managing shareholder of a leading private New Jersey accounting firm. He began his career with a national accounting firm and founded his own firm in 1996. As the managing shareholder for that firm, Callahan built the company into a 16-person accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the needs of the construction industry.
Callahan is an active member of many industry associations and has written a variety of construction - related accounting, tax, and business articles.
Cristi Lewis is an audit partner based in CohnReznick’s Charlotte office. She leads the Mid-Atlantic Construction Industry Practice group and provides clients financial statement audits, accounting, business consulting, agreed upon procedures engagements, regulatory compliance, and benefit plan audits. In her 15+ years of experience, she has focused on construction contractors, commercial real estate, residential multi-family housing, governmental agencies and many small business clients.