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Who should attend:

CFOs, Directors, Managers in functional areas of Contract Administration, Accounting, Finance, Compliance and Consulting. Any organization who are required to submit their incurred costs to the Federal Government

What you will learn:

Government contractors subject to an Allowable Cost and Payment contract clause must submit an adequate incurred cost proposal together with supporting data for each fiscal year within six months after the end of those fiscal years. To establish final indirect rates and direct contract costs consistent with these important procurement provisions, contractors must understand all components of an adequate incurred cost proposal and the costs that must be included within these submissions.

This course focuses on what contractors must know about the Incurred Cost Submission, ICS, including analysis of ICS Model Schedules, Contract Costs, and Rate Structures.

Our expert instructors will walk you through a step-by-step guide to the preparation and filing of the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS) for Government contractors.

This workshop is designed to show contractors how to identify and capture all allowable costs that may be claimed for reimbursement in the prescribed format consistent with FAR Part 42 requirements, and mitigate the risk of audit problems and issues.

The instructors will provide a detailed, step by step guide to the preparation and development of the Incurred Cost Submission ICS. It begins with an explanation of accounting requirements such as the rules for allowability and allocability required to facilitate the successful completion of an ICS. The workshop also analyzes the different types of indirect rate structures used by contractors and delineates how companies should develop and present indirect rate structures and claimed costs as a part of these submissions.

Through the use of a case study and exercise, workshop attendees will prepare and develop a company ICS. Students will learn critical data points, supporting documentation, and how to reduce audit risks when these submissions are reviewed. In addition, the workshop will cover the Incurred Cost Electronic model ICE, the electronic version of the model incurred cost proposal, and learn how it should be filed.

Whether you have been doing business with the Federal Government for many years or have just won your first contract award, you will be provided with the skills and tools that will help to ensure that your submission is accurate, adequate, and complete.

Dates and Locations
October 30-31, 2017
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA, United States
November 6-7, 2017
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego, CA
December 5-6, 2017
Executive Conference & Training Center
Sterling, VA, Virginia
February 6-7, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

Workshop Curriculum

  1. Introduction and Overview: the Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)
    a. Purpose of the ICS
    b. When it is Required
    c. ICS Schedule Overview
    d. Understanding the Requirements of Different
    Contract Types
    e. Data Requirements for Different Functional Areas
  2. Understanding & Establishing an Indirect Rate Structure
    a. Direct & Indirect Costs
    b. Indirect Cost Pools & Allocation Bases
    c. Causal / Beneficial Relationships
    d. Examples / Indirect Cost Pools
    • Fringe
    • Overhead
    • G&A
    • Material / Subcontractor Handling.
    e. Intermediate Cost Pools & Service Centers
  3. Managing Indirect Rates
    a. Budgeting / Estimating for Growth
    b. Rate Monitoring and Management
    c. Modifying Provisional Rates
    d. Common Pitfalls to Avoid
    e. Changing your Rate Structure
  4. Cost Allowability and Allocability
    a. Understanding Unallowable Costs
    b. FAR Part 31
    c. Overview of Allocability
    d. Reasonable Tests
    e. Consistent Treatment of Costs
  5. ICS Schedule Analysis
    a. Schedules H, K & I – the Critical Schedules
    • Actual Incurred Costs by Contract
    • Hours Incurred by Labor Category for T&M Contracts
    • Billed Costs vs. Incurred Costs
    b. Schedules B, C & D – Final & Intermediate
    Cost Pools
    c. Schedule E – Establishing the Allocation Bases
    d. Schedule F – Facilities Capital Cost of Money
    e. Schedule J – Finalizing Subcontractor Cost Data
    f. Schedule L – Validating Labor
    g. Schedule O – Contract Closeouts
    h. Schedule T – Executive Compensation
    i. Additional / Supplemental Schedules
  6. The ICS Case Study
    a. Reviewing Incurred Costs by Contract
    b. Data from your Accounting System
    c. Additional Job Cost Records
    d. Establishing Cost Pools and Bases
    e. Excluding Unallowable Costs
    f. Setting Up Schedules H&K
    g. Schedule I
    h. Review of Additional Data Points to Support all
    Remaining Schedules
  7. Preparing & Submitting the ICS
    a. Step by Step Guide
    b. Schedule Analysis
  8. Preparing & Submitting the ICE
    a. Electronic Version
    b. User-Friendly Submission Package
    c. An Adequate Submission
  9. Relevant Historical Data
    a. When No Data Exists
    b. Contracting Officer Authority
    c. Penalties for Mischarging
  10. ICS Audits
    a. Audit Evaluation
    b. Contract Costs
    c. Direct Costs
    d. Indirect Costs
    e. Overhead Costs
    f. G&A Expenses
    g. Facilities Capital Cost of Money
Chad Braley

Chad Braley, CEO and Founder
Capital Edge Consulting

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 firm, focusing solely on serving both foreign and domestic contractors who do business 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 in 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.

Mr. Braley graduated from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a Business Administration major.

Michelle Massarini
Michelle Massarini’s focus is on providing full contract lifecycle professional support to government contractors and government agencies in the areas of compliance, accounting, contracts, and training. Michelle’s areas of expertise include Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), DCAA compliance and audit support, government cost accounting requirements, and Deltek Costpoint.

Professional Experience: Since joining Capital Edge in 2010, Michelle has provided guidance to companies in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, the creation and preparation of incurred cost submissions, forward pricing models, the development and maintenance of CAS Disclosure Statements, cost impact studies as required for making changes to cost accounting practices, booked to billed reconciliations, contract closeouts, and contractor business system reviews, including but not limited to Accounting, Estimating, & Purchasing. Michelle has designed reports in Deltek Cognos and Impromptu to support booked to billed reconciliations, incurred cost submissions and related audits as required by DCAA. She has initiated and assisted in the implementation of policies and procedures, and provided recommendations that allow for efficiency and precision in day-to-day activities for various levels of accounting, purchasing, estimating, and contracting personnel. Michelle has also served as a subject matter expert in the design and implementation of Deltek Costpoint.
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Executive Conference & Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA, Virginia 20166
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.
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166

Food & Beverage
There will be all day all day beverage service. Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be served, along with an afternoon dessert break

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 $135/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

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.  

All November course room blocks are $219/night plus taxes and reservations must be made by 10/6/17. 
Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA, United States 98101
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October 30-31, 2017 Seattle, WA, United States
November 6-7, 2017 San Diego, CA
December 5-6, 2017 Sterling, VA, Virginia
February 6-7, 2018 Sterling, VA
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