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This workshop takes an analytical approach to Disclosure Statements, cost accounting practices, and cost impact proposals through definitions, rules, requirements, responsibilities, and implications in the management and administration of CAS-covered government contracts. 

It starts with the basics:
• CAS-Covered Contracts and Awards
• Thresholds
• Exemptions
• Disclosure Statement Criteria
• Revisions
• Reviews
• Adequacy of Disclosure
• Timing of Submission
• Compliance
• Accounting Requirements
• Implementation
• Effects of Filing
• Changes to a Cost Accounting Practice
• Cost Impact Proposals
• Calculation Methods and Techniques
• FAR Provisions

The Workshop continues with examples, principles and practices from Disclosure Statement content and criteria to:
• a self-audit checklist for compliance with the requirements
• what triggers a change and how to recognize a change to a cost accounting practice
• how to prepare a cost impact proposal, conduct an analysis, and calculate the impact

The workshop concludes with insights and illustrations, and an opportunity for discussion.  And although coverage may not include every foreseeable cost activity, we are confident that the resources and guidance you receive will strengthen your analytical abilities in this area. 

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Dates and Locations
October 17-18, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations


Disclosure Statement Forms
1. Contents
a. General Instructions
b. Cover Sheet and Certification
c. Part I  General Information
d. Part II  Direct Costs
e. Part III  Direct vs. Indirect Costs
f. Part IV  Indirect Costs
g. Part V  Depreciation & Capitalization Practices
h. Part VI  Other Costs and Credits
i. Part VII  Deferred Compensation and Insurance Cost
j. Part VIII  Home Office Expenses and Preparation

2. Effects of Filing a Disclosure Statement

Planning Considerations – Audit Checklist Guidance
1. Adequacy of a Disclosure Statement
a. Determine the Need
b. Determine Allocated Costs Consistency
c. Quality of Information
d. Effect in Other Audit Areas
e. Materiality Consideration
f. Adequacy Before Compliance
g. Risk Indicators
h. System Deficiencies
i. Internal Control Structure
j. Risk Assessment
k. Internal Consistency
l. Potential Inadequacies
m. Disclosed Practices v. Established Practices
n. Prepare for Compliance Audit

2. Compliance Preparation Checklist
a. Organizational Form
b. Prior Audits
c. Balance Sheet Integrity
d. Materiality
e. Risk Indicators
f. Business Systems
g. Systems Materials
h. Internal Control Structure

3. Filing Considerations
a. Thresholds
b. Company vs. Divisions
c. CAS-Covered Awards
d. Time for Filing
e. Prior Year Awards
f. Next Cost Accounting Period

4. Implementation Practices

Cost Accounting Standards
1. CAS 401  Consistency in Estimating, Accumulating, and Reporting Costs
a. Purpose/Definitions
b. Accumulating Costs
c. Actual Cost
d. Estimating Costs
e. Indirect Cost Pool
f. Pricing
g. Proposal
h. Reporting Costs
i. Fundamental Requirements
j. Techniques for Application
k. Illustrations
l. Interpretations

2. CAS 402  Consistency In Allocating Costs Incurred For the Same Purpose
a. Purpose/Definitions
b. Cost Objective
c. Direct Cost
d. Final Cost Objective
e. Indirect Cost
f. Indirect Cost Pool
g. Overcharging
h. Double Counting
i. Fundamental Requirement
j. Techniques for Application
k. Illustrations and Examples
l. Interpretation

3. CAS 405  Accounting For Unallowable Costs
a. Purpose and Guidelines
b. Definitions
c. Directly Associated Cost
d. Expressly Unallowable Cost
e. Indirect Cost
f. Unallowable Cost
g. Fundamental Requirements
h. Techniques for Application
i. Illustrations and Examples
j. Interpretation

4. CAS 406  Cost Accounting Period
a. Purpose/Definitions
b. Allocate
c. Cost Objective
d. Fiscal Year
e. Indirect Cost Pool
f. Fundamental Requirements
g. Techniques for Application
h. Illustrations and Examples
i. Interpretation

Changes to a Cost Accounting Practice
1. Definitions
2. Disclosed Accounting Methods
3. Established Accounting Methods
4. Alteration or Change
5. Meeting the Definition
6. Change in Method or Technique

Cost Impact Proposals
1. Cost Impact Analysis and Measurement
2. Preparation and Input
3. Data Elements
4. Calculation Methods and Techniques
5. Examples
6. Impact on Contract Types
7. Isolating Impacts
8. General Dollar Magnitude

Tying It All Together

Anthony Kim
Anthony Kim has almost 20 years of experience in various cost accounting and compliance issues related to government contracts. Specifically, he is knowledgeable in the areas of government contract procurement regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, OMB Uniform Guidance, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

Professional Experience: Mr. Kim’s industry experience includes architecture and engineering, aerospace and defense, construction, manufacturing, information technology, not-for-profits and higher education. He has assisted clients with complex cost accounting matters, cost representations, business system implementations, expert testimonials, proposal assistance, audit support, and other regulatory compliance matters.
Chad Braley

Chad Braley is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.  Since its inception, Capital Edge has grown into the country’s leading consulting firm, focused solely on serving both domestic and foreign contractors who contract with the US Government.  

Chad’s areas of expertise include the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Contractor Accounting, Purchasing, Estimating, MMAS, and EVM Business Systems, Truth in Negotiations Act, government accounting requirements, Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), DCAA Audits support and preparation, other regulatory non-compliance support, Terminations, Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA), ERP systems and risk mitigation. 

Professional Experience: Chad serves government contractors ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies with full contract lifecycle support in the areas of accounting, contracts, compliance and training.  His clients work in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, biotech and life sciences, defense and homeland security, education, energy, health care, information technology, intelligence and manufacturing.  Chad has successfully supported clients in developing and implementing compliance controls, policies, processes, and procedures to successfully mitigate the risk of regulatory noncompliance and has helped more than 250 companies successfully complete government audits.  He has also assisted numerous clients in resolving allegations of non-compliance and supported his clients in claiming over $50 million of additional costs to which they were entitled.  Chad has extensive experience with the Cost Accounting Standards and has helped companies develop their CAS Disclosure Statements, change cost accounting practices, develop cost impact statements and defend against allegations of noncompliance.

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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.


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.

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