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Who We Are

Brian D. Felix

Brian D. Felix is the Founder and Chairman of the National Association of Construction Auditors.  He has over 30 years of experience in auditing with 29 years in management, including serving as a Chief Auditing Executive, and Capital Program Management.  He has strong leadership and analytical skills, including the ability to lead, develop and motivate a team to reach project objectives on time and under budget.  Brian has expertise in the development of construction project control environment; construction/contract compliance, including development/review of contractual agreements and the auditing of the corresponding invoices; performance of close-out audits, etc., as well as Forensics auditing resulting in the recovery of $millions.



  • Assisted numerous Owners’ Facilities departments with developing efficient & effective project control functions, especially related to reducing project costs.

  • Identified $100 of millions in non-reimbursable construction and architectural/engineering costs, and created a control environment that enhanced cost-saving efforts.

  • Started Construction Services practice in the Mid-Atlantic region for an international auditing consulting firm, providing expertise to clients that added value to their organization. Within seven months, became the largest Construction Services practice in the Company (35 offices).

  • Developed a new control function, including a new Policies & Procedures Manual, that was responsible for all financial aspects of over $3.0 billion in capital projects, bringing discipline to the feasibility analysis, budgeting, contract, purchase order, applications for payment, change order, etc., processes.

  • Led oversight efforts of numerous oil refinery turnaround (repair/maintenance) projects totaling over $750 million, providing millions in recoveries and cost-saving proposals.

  • Recovered $2 million in duplicate payments/vendor credits in an Accounts Payable review.

  • Recovered over $1 million during merchandise rebates review/analysis of service contracts.

  • Developed in-house auditing function for the retail division of an oil company, resulting in the reduction of $20 million in merchandise/cash losses and auditing costs, in the first 3 years.

  • Performed numerous embezzlement investigations, including conducting suspect interviews and testifying in court, resulting in substantial monetary recoveries and prosecutions.





Areas of Expertise


  • Construction/Contract Compliance

  • Project Control Structure/Process Development and/or Review

  • Change Order/Invoice Review

  • RFP & Contract Development

  • Forensic Auditing/Accounting

  • Close-out Audit

  • Government Contracting

  • Public & Private Sector Training

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Owner Representation

  • Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage

Education & Certification


  • Bachelors of Science Degree, Finance, University of Maryland - College Park


  • Masters Certificate, Contract Management, University of California - Irvine


  • Certified Construction Auditor (CCA)

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)

  • Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - Inactive

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