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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 23-24, 2019
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.
William Keating
William J. Keating has over 35 years of consulting experience, and is a government contracts expert with a strong background in accounting, business systems and compliance advisory for aerospace and defense clients, and other government contractors.
Bill’s areas of expertise include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Federal Agency FAR Supplements, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Super Circular, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Supply Schedules. He has advised organizations on government audits, business systems compliance, claims preparation, contract disputes and investigations. 
Professional Experience: Bill serves various business sectors, including aerospace and defense, information technology, construction and engineering services, nonprofit organizations, and other industrial and service industries.  Bill provides support for U.S. government contract and grant issues, as well as accounting and auditing matters. Bill has experience with international clientele in Europe and Asia. He has led several, large-scale compliance and operational process improvement projects focused on the special requirements of government contracting, such as: contract cost accounting and reporting, billing, procurement, pricing and estimating.
Earlier in his career, Bill was the Managing Partner of the Government Contractor Advisory Services practice at KPMG. He also served as a senior executive of Government Contracts practices at other international accounting firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has worked in industry at a major defense systems integrator. Bill began his career in the Federal government in the Defense Contract Audit Agency and the Inspector General's Office of the General Services Administration.
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Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA 

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