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This 1-day course will provide a common framework for risk assessment and how it can be applied to current and evolving compliance risk. Attendees will learn about the different types of risk, the concept of materiality, applications, law and rules, as well as what the DFARs says about risk. Topics will include:
-- How does risk matter to me? 
-- A Risk Framework:  COSO
-- Example Application (class-led)
-- Defining U.S. Government compliance risk
-- Designing Effective Internal Controls
-- Example Application (instructor led)
-- Current and Emerging Risks in USG Compliance
-- Monitoring  of U.S. Government Compliance

 Contract professionals that work in accounting and cost functions, risk managers, compliance professionals, finance managers, finance directors, corporate counsel.

Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, you will be able to:

•    Identify and reiterate the importance of  assessing risk
•    Recognize key concepts in risk assessment
•    Ability to set up risk assessment thresholds
•    Define and apply COSO and the five key components 
•    Design an effective internal control environment as it relates to DFARs and other regulatory standards
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Day 1
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Morning Session
·         How does risk matter to me? 
o   WHY does this matter to me and my job?
o   WHEN does this matter to me?
o   HOW does my company assess these risks today?
·         A Risk Framework:  COSO
o   Common framework for understanding
o   U.S. Government and commercial
o   Key Concepts
o   Monitoring benefits
·         Example Application (class-led)
o   Class identified risks
o   Application of COSO
·         Defining U.S. Government compliance risk
o   Terms and conditions, Laws and Regulations, etc.
o   Risk spectrum
o   Concept of materiality in compliance
Afternoon Session
·         Designing Effective Internal Controls
o   Preventive vs. detective
o   Key control identification
·         Example Application (instructor led)
o   DFARS Business Systems
o   Laws and Regulations
·         Current and Emerging Risks in USG Compliance
o   New rules and regulations
o   New enforcement mechanisms
o   Evolving trends/interpretations of the U.S. Government
·         Monitoring of U.S. Government Compliance
·         Group Forum


  • Ryan Koenitzer
    CPA, President, RKI
    Ryan Koenitzer, CPA, leads RKI, a U.S. Government Contracts practice and CPA firm dedicated to assisting U.S. Government contractors with their accounting and compliance needs. Mr. Koenitzer has over 14 years experience in government contract cost accounting, pricing, interpretation and application...
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CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
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CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 6 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: n/a
Program Prerequisite: n/a
Advance Preparation: n/a
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CLP: Continuous Learning Points
Approved for CLP by 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: 6 (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: 5.5 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
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