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What contract professionals must know about internal control compliance.  The class will cover leading internal control practices and demonstrate how a standard methodology to approaching compliance can be leveraged to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

The course includes coverage of current events impacting internal control requirements, application of internal controls under proven programs such as Sarbanes-Oxley 404, government business systems including DCAA’s Internal Control Audit Programs (ICAPS), contractor code of business conduct and ethics, and more.  This class will assist in strengthening your compliance program by examining the leading internal control practices and demonstrate how you can incorporate those practices into your own compliance efforts.

The course is designed for Government Contractors but will benefit commercial firms as well.  Those who should attend include corporate compliance professionals, legal advisors, senior accounting/finance professionals and internal audit professionals. The courses purpose is to provide you with insight and practical approaches to internal control and risk management compliance platforms. The key control environment is analyzed for both financial reporting and Government Contract compliance.

This will be accomplished through a distinguished faculty of practitioners with hands-on experience in all aspects of internal controls for government contractors as well as SOX 404 experience with commercial firms. Their background sketches and a comprehensive course outline follow.

We look forward to your participation.

Dates and Locations
October 25-26, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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October 24-25, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Agenda
1. The Federal Contractor Compliance Profile
      a. Cost Accounting Systems
      b. Contract Administration
      c. Compliance Risk
2. Internal Control Methodologies Background
     a. Background on Internal Controls
     b. Internal Control Requirements Under Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
     c. Internal Control Requirements for Federal Contractors
3. COSO Framework for Internal Controls
      * Control Environment
      *Risk Assessment
      * Control Activities
      * Information and Communication
      * Monitoring
4. Demonstrated Internal Control Application - SOX 404 Financial Reporting
      a. Planning and Scoping
      b. Document Controls (key control discussion) 
      * Example documentation
      c. Evaluate Design Effectiveness
      d. Evaluate Operating Effectiveness (Testing)
      e. Identify and Correct Deficiencies
      f. Management Report on Internal Controls
     g. Independent Audit on Internal Controls
5. Internal Control Application - DFARS Business Systems
     a. Accounting System Administration
     b. Earned Value Management Systems
     c. Estimating System
     d. Material Management and Accounting Systems
     e. Property Management System
     f. Purchasing System
6. Internal Control Application - DCAA Business Systems
     a. Billing
     b. Budgeting and Planning Systems
     c. Control Environment and Overall Accounting Controls
    d. Information Technology System General Internal Controls
    e. CPSR/Purchasing System
    f. Material Management and Accounting Systems
    g. Labor
    h. Compensation
    i. Indirect and Other Direct Costs
    j. Estimating
    k. Other Direct Costs
7. Internal Control Application – Other Areas
    a. Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
    b. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    c. GSA Federal Supply Schedule
    d. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    e. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
8. Leveraging Government Contract Compliance Programs 
    a. Establish one compliance program and methodology
    b. Many "key controls" among compliance programs are the same
    c. Leverage controls and document, test, remediate
   d. Enhanced compliance
   e. Cost/benefit return
9. Managing Data Control

John Van Meter
John Van Meter has over 30 years of experience in government contracting.  John brings a unique perspective of industry and consulting experience to contract compliance, internal control and business process development engagements. John’s experience includes cost accounting, pricing, internal auditing and subcontract management.  John also is an accomplished speaker and trainer within the government contracting industry.

Professional Experience: John spent much of his career with KPMG, where he was responsible for managing the firm's Government Contractor Advisory Services practice delivering professional services to premier clients worldwide. He led advisory projects providing federal contract compliance, regulatory compliance including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal control assistance, business system implementation and internal audit outsource services. Before that, John had cost accounting, pricing, internal auditing and subcontract management positions with Northrop Aircraft and the Garrett Engine Company.
John is a frequent speaker for industry and professional associations (e.g., Association of Government Accountants, Government Contractor Training Institute Inc., Federal Publications Seminars and National Contract Management Association). He has developed and is currently a presenter of the Federal Publications Seminars Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) and Internal Control Practices for Federal Contractors courses. 
John is also a primary trainer for the Government Contractor Training Institute (GCTII) in La Jolla, CA and has developed and delivers courses on DoD Business Systems Compliance, Fundamentals of Government Contracts, Cost Accounting Standards and others.  In addition, he has served as an author for numerous publications.
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Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (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: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

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

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." 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.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." 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.

100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
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.
400
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
500
Masters-level programs designed for professionals with 5+ years' experience. Courses cover in-depth and technical analysis on specific subjects and updates on current issues.
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