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In 2009, the Commission on Wartime Contracting issued a special report on contractor business systems. This report highlights the Commission’s principal conclusion: “Contractor business systems and internal controls are the first line of defense against waste, fraud and abuse.” This report set in motion the promulgation of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Business Systems Rule, which was finalized on February 24, 2012.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This course focuses on the development of internal controls for compliance with the DFARS defined Business Systems: Accounting, Estimating, Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS), Earned Value Management (EVM), Purchasing, and Property. The course emphasizes the role of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in auditing and evaluating contractors’ internal controls. In fact, DCAA has continuously developed new audit programs for assessing contractors’ compliance with the detailed requirements of the DFARS. This has been an evolution that has resulted in shifting emphases by DCAA up to and including the present time. The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has similarly adjusted its review criteria as well.
The instruction provides recommended and proven approaches to develop, maintain, and monitor internal business system controls for compliance with Government contract requirements including FAR and DFARS business system requirements.  This course is recommended for those individuals who have a fundamental or better background in negotiated government contracting, and government contract regulatory compliance related responsibilities. It will benefit individuals with responsibilities for developing and conducting internal compliance audits and oversight reviews as well as contractors who wish to establish, improve or update existing systems of internal controls. Overall, this course will enhance skills in government contract compliance risk management.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Audit and Internal Controls Professionals
  • Finance and Accounting Professionals
  • Small Business professionals
  • Prime Contractors
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Senior Level Contracts Professionals
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD KNOW
  • The nature and intent of business systems compliance requirements
  • Internal control risk management and compliance models
  • Inter-relationships between accounting and other related systems
  • The types of compliance internal controls
  • Indicators of risk/vulnerability and potential non-compliance in business systems
  • The adequacy qualities, government oversight approaches and significant compliance issues related to various business systems. 
Dates and Locations
October 23-24, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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March 18-19, 2019
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL
$1275
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May 8-9, 2019
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1375
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August 19-20, 2019
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA
$1275
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October 22-23, 2019
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA
$1275
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC Weeklong Conferences
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

Day 1

I.             Business System Internal Control Audit Planning
II.            Basics and Impact on Other Audits
III.           Control Environment and Overall Accounting System
IV.           Indirect and Other Direct Cost System
V.            Labor System
VI.           Compensation System
VII.          Billing System

Day 2

VIII.         Material Management and Accounting System
IX.           Purchasing System
X.            Estimating System
XI.           Budget and Planning System
XII.          Information Technology General and Application Controls
XIII.         Implementing and Maintaining Compliant Controls

 

 

John Van Meter
John Van Meter, CPA, Managing Director
Capital Edge Consulting 

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.

Personal Experience: 
J
ohn 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 Contractor 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.

Professional Affiliations: John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Contract Management Association and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Education: 
John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.
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CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Beginner
Program Prerequisite: Beginner
Advance Preparation: N/A
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)
DC Metro Area - TBA
TBA
DC Metro Area, VA 
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Venue information for the 2019 Costs & Accounting Week (August 19-23, 2019) courses will be announced shortly. Please check back.

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.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
8585521234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Early Departure Fee - Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.     

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Early Departure Fee - Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.      

Government per Diem Rate
Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
8002047234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

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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
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