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There is accounting...and there is Government contract accounting. Government contractors are subject to a wide range of unique accounting regulations, entering into contracts for which negotiation, performance, termination, and more require following specific accounting principles and standards. And, dealing with the Federal Government can be difficult and complex. It is a world apart from commercial business.
Accounting in Government contracting, then, has its own unique and specialized rules, regulations, standards, problems, hurdles. And unless a proper accounting system is in place, then a contractor can be faced with enormous difficulties, not the least of which is lost profits, lost contracts.
For Government contract administrators, executives, lawyers, managers, financial officers, and internal auditors, as well as for accountants who do not necessarily concentrate in this field, the subject is generally mystifying and often carries with it the intimidating sense of the unknown. So there is a significant need for this specially developed program.
Government Contract Accounting's exhaustive scope is set forth in the Course Curriculum below. Its coverage includes not only general accounting concepts as they relate to Government contracting, but the specifics of cost principles, cost accounting standards, accounting for claims, special accounting problems, and profit.
By the conclusion of this program, attendees will have a solid, practical understanding of Government contract accounting, including:
- Government forms and formats for pricing proposals.
- Direct and indirect cost rate submissions.
- Cost principles for allowability.
- Cost allocability and reasonableness under the FAR and CAS.
- Accounting systems requirements.
- The impact of the type of contract on the accounting requirements.
- Billing the Government for work accomplished.
- Dealing with Government auditors.
- ...and more.
Dates and Locations
July 19-20, 2016
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
August 23-24, 2016
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
November 15-16, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
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
1. Regulatory Environment
a. Characteristics of the Federal Marketplace
b. The Acquisition Lifecycle
c. The Regulatory Environment
d. Relevant Statutes
2. Procurement Overview
a. Methods of Award
b. Contract Types
c. Accounting Implications of Various Contract Types
d. Commercial Item Acquisition
e. Federal Supply Schedule Contracts
3. Cost Allowability
a. Definition of Allowable
c. Allowability vs. Allocability
d. Advance Agreements
f. Expressly Unallowable Costs
g. Selected FAR Part 31 Contract Cost Principles
4. Cost Accounting Standards
b. Types of Coverage
c. Disclosure Statement Requirements
d. Changes to Cost Accounting Practices
e. Cost Accounting Standards - Basic Standards
f. Cost Accounting Standards – Allocation Standards
5. Cost Accounting Systems
a. Purposes of Cost Accounting System
b. Direct vs. Indirect Costs
c. Job Order vs. Process Costing
d. Actual vs. Standard Cost
e. Accounting for Indirect Costs
f. Refining Cost Systems
6. Contract Pricing
a. Truth-in-Negotiation Act
b. Cost or Pricing Data
c. Subcontractor Considerations
d. Certification Requirements
e. Cost Proposal Requirements
f. Contract Estimating Systems
g. Profit Analysis
7. Contract Accounting and Administration
a. Lifecycle of Indirect Rates
b. Forward Pricing Rates
c. Provisional Billing Rates
d. Final Rate Submissions
e. Representations and Certifications
f. Other Items
8. Contract Changes
a. Change Orders: Overview and Background
b. Types of Change Orders and Associated Claims
c. Pricing Methodologies
d. Change Order Accounting
e. Profit and Interest
9. Surviving Government Audits
a. Government Audit Rights
b. Government Auditors and Their Missions
c. The Audit Process
d. Dealing with Government Auditors
e. Resolving Audit Disputes
Deborah E. Nixon
Consultant, Crosshair Advisors
In a career that has spanned four decades, there is little that Deborah Nixon has not seen. As a nationally recognized expert advising on strategic positioning and risk mitigation, she enables executives and their attorneys’ decision-making to achieve Government contracting objectives. As a consultant, executive, teacher and mentor, she has honed her skills and applied an exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge of the statutes, regulations and business practices governing organizations contracting with the Federal Government. Her experience, insight and passion have made her a sought-after speaker and advisor for those charged with navigating complex Government contracting challenges. With over 30,000 hours consulting with more than 500 clients – Deborah is committed to helping Government contractors thrive in this heavily regulated market space.
Deborah’s professional services extend to Cost Accounting Standards; Contractor business systems and related internal controls; Contract pricing including commercial pricing and Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts; Indirect cost rates throughout the contract lifecycle; External and internal restructurings including merger, acquisition and integration activities; Requests for equitable adjustments and contract claims including termination settlement proposals; Regulatory reserve analysis and Litigation support including providing expert witness testimony and preparing cost analysis before Government administrative boards, court of claims and arbitration proceedings in addition to internal investigations and disclosure efforts.
Prior to founding Crosshair Advisors, a national woman-owned boutique consultancy dedicated to helping companies and attorneys navigate complex US Government contracting regulations, Deborah was a Partner with Ernst & Young’s Government Contract Services practice where she retired after almost 25 years of service. Before becoming a consultant, she held management positions with both large and emerging growth Government contractors.
Presenting for industry and client forums in the U.S. and abroad for organizations including Federal Publications Seminars, American Conference Institute and Marcus Evans Group, Deborah is a thought leader shaping industry perspective in publications and sharing keen insights through her blog, website and other forums. She has appeared on television shows such as Government Contracting Weekly and the Washington Business Report discussing Government contracting issues.
Deborah is a licensed CPA in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She earned her B.S. in Finance and Economics and completed graduate accounting course work. She is a past chapter president of the Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the American Bar Association, National Contract Management Association, American Institute of CPAs and Greater Washington Society of CPAs where she has chaired the Government Contracting Council and was a member of the Board of Governors.
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This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
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This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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This Program is eligible for:
11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
211 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
There is not a room block for this location. Call the Platinum Hotel at 877.211.9211 to get rates.
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
The FPS room block at the Westin is sold out for the 2016 Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference. There are still rooms available at the Westin’s published rate. You will need to reserve your room directly through the hotel at http://www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/ or by calling 866-716-8108.
Here is a list of suggested hotels that you may want to consider:
The Hampton Inn – Closest to the Westin Resort but limited service and not on the beach
1.5 miles from the westin
1 Dillon Road
The Main Street Inn – Very cute bed and breakfast type, again not on the beach
3 miles from the Westin
2200 Main Street
The Marriott Beach and Golf Resort – Most like the Westin, resort on the beach
4 miles from the Westin
1 Hotel Circle, Palmetto Dunes Plantation
The Omni Hilton Ocean Front Resort – resort on the beach
4.5 miles from the Westin
23 Ocean Lane, Palmetto Dunes Plantation
1 Plaza Dr,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head
1575 Fording Island SC, 29926
The Crowne Plaza Resort – resort on the beach
6 miles from the Westin
130 Shipyard Drive, Shipyard Plantation
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
The government room block rate is sold out.
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
1919 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
METRO RAIL LINE:
Yellow & Silver Line – METRO Stop – Rossyln
From the METRO - 1 Block East and 2 Blocks North on Lynn Street (Deloitte & CEB Offices)
There is not a room block for this location. Suggested nearby hotels are:
Hyatt Arlington (0.2 mi SW)
1325 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA
Le Meridien Arlington (156 ft. SE)
1121 19th St. N., Arlingotn, VA
Holiday Inn (0.1 mi W)
1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA
Marriott Key Bridge (0.2 mi NW)
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
Register Now for:
|July 19-20, 2016
||Hilton Head Island, SC
|August 23-24, 2016
|November 15-16, 2016
||Las Vegas, NV
Call (888) 494-3696