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This advanced level course expands upon what you know about Government Contract Accounting.  It is recommended you have at  least 3-5 years of experience with government contracts accounting or have attended the 2 day Government Contract Accounting program in the past.  

The course is highly interactive with in-depth discussion and instruction on advance issues in Accounting.  Participants will get a better understanding of the new and emerging rules impacting accounting, how to manage/incorporating new requirements into operations, reporting and compliance areas.  

The focus of the course will be on:

1. Financial Reporting vs. Gov't Contract Cost Accounting/CAS

2. Indirect rate structures addressing strategy and incurred cost submissions

3. Changes to cost accounting practices including GDMs and CI analyses

4. Accounting systems compliance under contractor business systems rule

Dates and Locations
July 19-20, 2017
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1325
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December 6-7, 2017
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
Arlington, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
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
DAY 1

SELECTED CONTRASTS IN ACCOUNTING - FINANCIAL VS GOVERNMENT CONTRACT COST ACCOUNTING & COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

a. Relationship between Gov’t CAS and Financial Acctg
b. Key Contracts in Accounting Practices

1. Asset Accounting
  • CAS 404 – Capitalization of Tangible Assets
  • CAS 409 – Depreciation of Tangible Assets
  • FAR 31.205-52, Asset Valuations resulting from business Combinations
2. Standard Costs
  • CAS 407 Use of Standard Costs for Direct Material and Direct Labor 

12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK

3. Insurance Costs
  • CAS 416 – Accounting Insurance Costs              
4. Personnel Compensation Costs
  • CAS 408 – Accounting for the Cost of Compensated Personal Absences 
  • CAS 415 – Accounting for the Cost of Deferred Compensation
  • CAS 412 – Compensation and Measurement of Pensions Costs
  • CAS 413 – Adjustments and Allocation of Pension Costs
  • FAR 31.205-6, Compensation Cost Principle
  • Uncompensated Overtime
5. Leases 
  • Operating –
a. FAR31.205-36
b. FASB Statement No.13
c. Capital – 
i. FAR.205-11, Depreciation
ii. CAS 404, Capitalization of Tangible Assets
d. Sale and Leaseback Transactions

DAY 2


6. Imputed Costs
  • CAS 414 – Cost of money as an element of the cost of facilities capital
  • CAS 417 - Cost of Money as an element of the cost capital assets under construction

INDIRECT RATE STRUCTURES - ADDRESSING STRATEGY AND INCURRED COST SUBMISSION

1. Strategic Considerations 
  • Business Objectives
  • Contract Mix
  • Direct vs. Indirect Costing
  • Account, Department and Cost Center Classification
  • Common Support and Service Centers
  • Allocation Bases
  • Changes to Cost Accounting Practices
2. Indirect Cost Control
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Principles of Cost Control

12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK


CHANGES TO COST ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

1. CAS Clause Requirements
  • Cost Accounting Practices and Changes
  • Key Definitions
  • Measurement Proposals
  • Regulations and Guidance
  • General Dollar Magnitude
  • Detailed Cost Impact Proposal
  • Noncompliances
2. Accounting System Compliance Under Contractor Business Systems Regulations
  • Overview of DFARS Contractor Business Systems Requirements
  • DFARS Accounting System Requirements 
  • Current Issues
  • Lessons Learned
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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Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
703.521.1900
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
There is a courtesy room block for this location. To reserve a guest room, call 1.800.325.3535 to obtain a rate of $279/night plus tax.  Say you are part of the ‘Federal Publications Seminars Group’. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by April 3, 2017.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
A block of rooms has been set aside with a Government Per Diem rate of $249/night* plus taxes. To reserve a guest room, call 1.800.325.3535 and say you are part of the ‘Federal Publications Seminars Group’. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by April 3, 2017.

* This Daily Rate will be at the prevailing Government Per Diem rate. Should this standard Per Diem rate change between now and the date of the event, this Daily Rate should reflect the most current U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Per Diem rate.  
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a courtesy room block for this location. To reserve a guest room, call 1.800.325.3535 to obtain a rate of $279/night plus tax.  Say you are part of the ‘Federal Publications Seminars Group’. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by April 3, 2017.

GOVERNMENT PER DIEM RATE
A block of rooms has been set aside with a Government Per Diem rate of $249/night* plus taxes. To reserve a guest room, call 1.800.325.3535 and say you are part of the ‘Federal Publications Seminars Group’. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made byThere is a courtesy room block for this location. To reserve a guest room, call 1.800.325.3535 to obtain a rate of $279/night plus tax.  Say you are part of the ‘Federal Publications Seminars Group’. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be made by April 3, 2017.

* This Daily Rate will be at the prevailing Government Per Diem rate. Should this standard Per Diem rate change between now and the date of the event, this Daily Rate should reflect the most current U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Per Diem rate.  

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
8886278551
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16, 2017 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Please note that we have a LIMITED number of guest rooms available at the government per diem ($144/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 [not reflected until checkout]. Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability. 

 

These rooms are limited to ONE ATTENDEE PER QUALIFYING COMPANY, and you will be required to present a valid government ID upon check-in to confirm use of government rate.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16, 2017 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here

Please note that we have a LIMITED number of guest rooms available at the government per diem ($144/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 [not reflected until checkout]. Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  

These rooms are limited to ONE ATTENDEE PER QUALIFYING COMPANY, and you will be required to present a valid government ID upon check-in to confirm use of government rate.

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200
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300
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