Company Overview

Project Control Companies (PCC) located in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise founded in 1988. We offer services in four core areas: environmental project management and project coordination, auditing, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and forensic accounting.

PCC has worked with private and public companies, colleges and universities and some of the nation’s leading law firms. Our clients represent a variety of industries including: manufacturing, financial services, technology, utilities, government, non-profit, healthcare, retail, restaurant and higher education.

We attribute much of our success to our ability to quickly analyze our clients’ major concerns, and provide timely, comprehensive, and cost effective solutions. We provide our clients with the highest level of client satisfaction and the results they are expecting: demonstrated savings when managing an environmental project, providing an “on budget” review of compliance issues, or identifying key financial data to win a litigation case.

PCC employs professionals with hands-on industry experience. Earlier in our careers, we worked as controllers, audit managers in CPA firms, finance managers, financial analysts, and financial investigators. We have the practical hands-on experience to assess an issue, develop a strategy, and offer you realistic advice.

Our Team: Principals

Susan Jacobs O’Connell, Senior Principal and President
Susan leads Project Control Companies accounting practice. She has over 20 years of auditing, forensic accounting, and financial management experience and she led the creation of Project Control Companies’ Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA) documentation system and deliverables. She has been an active speaker on SOA system and deliverables, internal audit, and fraud investigations. Prior to joining Project Control Companies, Susan spent most of her career at General Electric Company (GE) where she held the positions of both Director of Internal Audit and Finance Manager. She is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program. Susan joined Project Control Companies as the Chief Financial Officer in 1994. As the CFO, she developed and implemented a full reorganization of Project Control Companies’ financial and accounting systems and enhanced financial processes in Project Control Companies’ project management programs. Susan founded the forensic accounting and internal audit services of Project Control Companies in 1997. She has advised many clients, both public and private, on a broad array of financial and accounting issues based on her practical hands-on experience. Susan has been a testifying expert on both forensic accounting and auditing matters in Federal and State courts. In addition, she regularly publishes articles and is a frequent lecturer at conferences and universities.

Jeffrey Lawson, Senior Principal
Jeff is the technical lead for Project Control Companies environmental practice. He has over 29 years of experience in project management, cost estimating, project scheduling and construction auditing. Jeff has extensive experience developing and implementing combined administrative, financial and technical management programs. For example, Jeff directed the creation of a full project cost estimate, schedule, cash flow and net-present-value analysis for a $1 billion project. This work provided the client, for the first time, a full understanding that the issue, the costs and the timeframe that characterized this project could be bounded and described by conventional and transparent methods of analysis and documentation. In addition, Jeff has authored articles for various legal and science and engineering journals and has lectured at legal seminars, science and engineering conferences and university classes.