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Live Webinars
Mar 9, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00 PM EST
Compensation Accounting - Navigating the Differences - Session 1 - Compensation Accounting Series 2021
Compensation Accounting Series
As a cost-based Government contractor, the use of full absorption accounting is required. While Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) serves as our foundation for compensation accounting, FAR Part 31.205-6, Compensation for personal services and the four compensation related CAS layer additional requirements upon a Government contractor. This webinar will introduce some of the key compensation differences between Government contract cost accounting and financial accounting; explain some reasoning behind the divergence in accounting practices; and establish the foundation for this 4 part webinar series. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify key differences between accounting for compensation under US GAAP accounting and Government contracts; Understand the reasoning for the divergence in accounting; Generally describe allowable compensation and establish the foundation for a deeper dive into cost components including: 401K, ESOP, PTO, Bonus and incentives and dividends and distributions. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Virtual Events
Mar 15-19, 2021
FAR Week - Virtual March 2021
The three courses offered during this Virtual FAR Week are designed to give you a solid, practical understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, so that you can comply with the complex requirements and avoid pitfalls by anticipating and resolving potential problems. This is a Virtual Weeklong Course and is accredited for CLE/CPE/CLP if you attend the live sessions.
Live Webinars
Mar 16, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00 PM EDT
Cost Allowability and Compensation Cost - Session 2 - Compensation Accounting Series 2021
Compensation Accounting Series
FAR expansively defines compensation to include all remuneration paid currently or accrued, in whatever form and whether paid immediately or deferred, for services rendered by employees to the contractor. In this webinar we will describe the categories of compensation cost; Discuss the five general criteria required for allowable employee compensation; Identify some types of unallowable compensation activities; Highlight special consideration applied to "owners;" and Delve into compensation reasonableness. Learning Objectives: In this session, participants will become familiar with FAR Part 31.205-6, Compensation for personal services. They will learn when FAR Part 31 is applicable to contracts; be able to identify the five factors for cost allowability, and identify FAR prescribed unallowable activities. Participants will also be able to distinguish when and where the cost principle incorporates CAS and the implications no CAS and non CAS-covered contractors. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 17, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
Introduction to Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Webinar 1 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: Program Description: In this session, we will examine the key characteristics that define grants and cooperative agreements. We will discuss their common uses and how government contractors have used this type of funding in the past to their advantage. We will also navigate the various regulatory frameworks that govern grants and cooperative agreements, including 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance). Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will understand the regulatory framework and key characteristics that separate contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. They will also have an understanding of the advantages that grants and cooperative agreements can provide to their organization. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 23, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00 PM EDT
Compensation Cost and CAS - Session 3 - Compensation Accounting Series 2021
Compensation Accounting Series
Four Cost Accounting Standards are compensation related and three of those four standards are incorporated into 31.205-6 - the compensation cost principle. Compensation related CAS address PTO, deferred compensation including ESOPs, and pensions to include 401K plans. Join us to identify which requirements apply to CAS and non CAS-covered contractors and what the broader impact is on the business. This webinar explains the relationship between the contract cost principle and CAS 408, 412, 413 and 415. Learning Objectives: Participants attending this session will be able to identify the four compensation related CAS and the relationship to FAR 31.205-6, contract cost principles. Next participants will understand the implications for both CAS and non CAS-covered contractors and the associated business risks. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 24, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
Post Award Compliance for Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Webinar 2 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: In this session, we will focus on the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine subpart D of 2 CFR 200 and discuss some of the key differences between compliance for grants vs. contracts. Our focus will be on the high-risk business functions including procurement, time and effort reporting, travel, property management, financial reporting, and subaward administration. Lastly, we will discuss best practices for compliance with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements, including recommended policies and procedures. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will also be prepared to adopt organizational practices that will help ensure successful post award performance. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 26, 2021
1-2 PM EDT
DCAA Real Time Testing - MAARs 6 Labor & 13 Material
Over the last many years DCAA has lost sight if its Mandatory Annual Audit Requirements (MAARs). Now that DCAA has the incurred cost backlog behind them, their auditors are getting back to what they should have been doing all along. The webinar will address what to except from DCAA real time testing of contractor labor and material. The webinar will examine actions contractors can take to avoid or reduce the risk associated with this testing. The webinar will also address how to handle audit finding should there be any. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar, attendees will understand why DCAA does the testing; the potential benefits for the contractor; how to plan for the testing; and how to react to potential findings. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 30, 2021
11:30 AM-1:00 PM EDT
Audit Risks and Considerations - Session 4 - Compensation Accounting Series 2021
Compensation Accounting Series
As one of the most significant costs incurred under US Government contracts compensation cost presents challenges to industry and the Government alike. Challenges including documentation; reconciliation; business context; uncompensated overtime; and executive compensation and offsets. This webinar provides an overview of selected audit risks and considerations and shares practices to help manage some of the risks contractors experience during these audits. Learning Objectives: Session participants will gain knowledge about the key audit risks and discuss leading practices to mitigate audit risk and optimize cost compensation cost recovery. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 31, 2021
12-1 PM EDT
How to Prepare for Compliance Audits Under Grants and Cooperative Ag - Webinar 3 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: In this session, we will examine subpart F of 2 CFR 200 and discuss the post award audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine the Compliance Supplement and how it is used by auditors during the audit. We will review the most common audit procedures used and discuss how an organization can prepare in advance to help ensure a successful compliance audit. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will have an understanding of how organizations have received non-compliance findings in the past and what the best practices are the help ensure their organization does not have any findings. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
CPE, CLE
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