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Overview

This interactive course will teach participants how to assess and remediate their company’s business systems and demonstrate compliance to Government auditors.  It will address the history of contractor business systems, how to assess a business system for compliance with Government requirements, how to develop new compliant policies and procedures, and how to monitor and maintain business system internal controls.  Participants will practice documenting business system processes, revising policies and procedures, and identifying key process internal controls.  The course will instruct participants on how to walk Government auditors through business processes, documentation, and internal controls in order to demonstrate compliance with Government requirements after their business systems have been revised.


Who should Attend

This course is designed for those basic knowledge of business systems, audits and compliance programs but needs to incorporate the practical with the knowledge base.   Those in the following positions are encouraged to attend including but not limited to:
• Compliance Officers
• Accounting/Finance Administrators, Managers, Directors, VPs
• Contract Administrators, Directors, Managers, VPs


What you will Learn

Upon completion of this course, the participant should know how to:

• Assess their business systems’ compliance with the new DFARS business systems’ criteria and other Government audit objectives
• Remediate system non-compliances
• Document business system processes and internal controls
• Demonstrate, to DCAA and DCMA, how their business systems’ processes and internal controls ensure compliance with the DFARS business systems’ criteria
• Monitor and maintain business systems’ compliance

Dates and Locations
August 16-17, 2017
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego, CA
$1275
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October 23-24, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Day 1
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Day 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Day 2: 9 am - Noon

Morning:

I.             Introduction & Background

II.             Business System Requirement Overview

a.        Requirement Background

b.       Common System Requirements

c.        Requirements Comparison

d.       Significant Deficiency Findings

III.              Assessing the Adequacy of Business Systems

a.        System Evaluation Overview

b.       Determining System Requirements

IV.  GroupExercise

Afternoon:

I.             Assessing the Adequacy of Business Systems (cont.)

a.        Identify Internal Control Gaps

b.       Policy & Procedure Reviews

II.             Remediation Process

a.        Develop Internal Controls

b.       Update Policies & Procedures

c.        Develop Compliance Tools

III.              Group Exercise


DAY 2:

I.             Building Compliance Documentation

a.     Internal Control Requirements Matrix

b.    Policies & Procedures
c.   System Process Flows
II.             Group Exercise

III.              Monitoring & Maintenance

a.     Internal Control Testing

b.    Training

c.     Policy & Procedure Monitoring

d.    Compliance Reporting

IV.              Demonstrating System Compliance

V.             Government Walk-Through

VI.              Wrap Up

FROM BAKER TILLY VIRCHOW KRAUSE, LLP

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, CPA

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Director, Baker Tilly, has over 35 years of experience auditing all aspects of Department of Defense operations and advising leaders at the highest levels of the Department. His vast experience and expertise include enhancing the cost effectiveness of business operations, resolving compliance challenges, improving business system effectiveness, conducting internal investigations, preparing for negotiations, and improving relationships between contractors, auditors, and contracting officers.

As the former director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Pat spent five years overseeing the agency’s $600 million budget as well as the 5,000 professionals who provide contract audit and advisory services to the Department of Defense. Pat also served as The Auditor General for the U.S. Army. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the Army’s audit mission to help Army leaders make informed decisions, resolve issues, and use resources effectively and efficiently. As The Auditor General, Pat led the U.S. Army Audit Agency and reported directly to the Secretary of the Army.

John M. Hindman, Manager 

John Hindman is a Manager in Baker Tilly’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice.  John has extensive experience assisting government contractors with complex regulatory compliance matters, internal control assessments, business process analyses, incurred cost proposal preparation, and Cost Accounting Standards compliance.  His business system experience spans government contractors of various sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, and includes documenting business processes, identifying compliance risks and inefficiencies, developing systems of internal controls to mitigate those risks, and writing policies and procedures that highlight compliant and efficient processes and controls.  His specific system experience includes accounting, timekeeping, billing, indirect & other direct costs, budget & planning, purchasing, estimating, compensation, and overall control environment. 

John has an extensive working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Contract Audit Manual, DCAA Internal Control Audit Planning Summaries (ICAPS), and the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) Contractor Business Systems rule.  John has also assisted contractors with developing incurred cost proposals and supporting incurred cost audits, preparing settlement proposals in connection with terminations for convenience, designing indirect cost rate structures, and providing litigation support for contractors accused of Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) violations.

Thomas Tagle, CPA

Tom Tagle, a partner in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice, has worked in government contracting industry for more than twenty years. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Director at a global consulting firm, and spent the first nine years of his career with a global accounting firm. Tom’s clients have included government and commercial contractors in a wide range of industries, including construction, shipbuilding, contingency operations, information technology (IT) services, healthcare, and professional services. Tom’s experience encompasses a broad range of financial statement auditing, consulting, forensic investigation and litigation support assignments for clients in a variety of industries. 

Tom specializes in assisting government contractors with matters related to all phases of the federal Government procurement cycle, including, overhead rate design and implementation, contract cost impacts, preparation of incurred cost submissions, assists in the review of contractor Business Systems and internal control and settlement of contract claims, just to name a few. Tom consults with government contractors on cost allocability and allowability matters, assists in responding to questions and allegations raised by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), and helps contractors evaluate and document their compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulation. He also assists clients in connection with litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. 



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CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 9.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 8.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 8.25 (60 minutes),
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guests room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications” to get a room rate of $129/night, plus taxes.  Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guests room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications” to get a room rate of $129/night, plus taxes.  Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92019
6192214823
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own. 

Room Block Information

Please call the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina at 619-224-1234 and reference the “Federal Publications” room block.  For the August 16-17 Advanced Contractor Business Systems Assessment Workshop, reservations must be made by July 4, 2017. Rate is $189/night plus taxes.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own. 

Room Block Information

Please call the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina at 619-224-1234 and reference the “Federal Publications” room block.  For the August 16-17 Advanced Contractor Business Systems Assessment Workshop, reservations must be made by July 4, 2017. Rate is $189/night plus taxes.

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200
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300
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
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