Virtual Conferences on Demand

Audits Virtual Conference 2014

Original Air Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Over the past 18 months, the competition for government contracts has increased while opportunities have decreased. An often overlooked area (until it’s too late), yet absolutely vital to contractor success, concerns working through the government contract compliance process. Managing audits, reviews, and other oversight will result in positive risk and business management for your organization. Each review can build upon the next to create a customer reputation and corporate management culture that is enhanced over time. Whether it be pre-award and cost-incurred audits, technical reviews, purchase system reviews, or other program or oversight mechanisms, this virtual learning event will provide you with the tools you need to turn compliance requirements into business success.
Join a roster of experts assembled by NCMA during this four-hour event as they help you not just “get you through” your audit, but help you implement a business strategy to build upon those reviews for program, as well as company, success. You will hear everything you need to create a culture and strategy that aligns company goals with government or customer requirements. 

Learn about:

Understanding the Basics of Audits
Presented by David Black and Jamie Sybert
  • How the audit process works.
  • An overview of the do’s and don’ts of the audit purpose and process.
  • Policies and objectives surrounding audit compliance.
  • Avoiding most concerns arising within audits.
  • Procedural processes and techniques for proper analysis and response to audit findings.

Effective Business and Cost Competitive Strategies
Presented by Robert E. Jones
  • How to move company cost elements such as direct and indirect rates lower to win awards and meet customer and contractor objectives.
  • Aligning company audit objectives with business development goals.
  • Incorporating effective business strategies into daily corporate activities.
  • Managing direct and indirect cost pools (overheads, labor, material, general and administrative) so that rates compete well and execute successfully.
Audit Management Tips that Keep Programs on Schedule
Presented by Steve Masiello and Tyson Bareis
  • Effective engagement with auditors.
  • Proper planning and communication.
  • Methods to move your review quickly through any audit backlogs.
  • How to prepare and be ready beforehand for your audit to minimize delays.
  • How to ensure the audit is completed with minimal recommendations and follow-up.
  • Building trust and a relationship with all your customers, including the auditor.

Audits and Subcontract Management
Presented by Jeffery White
  • Understanding the assist audit process and protecting proprietary information.
  • The “ABCs” of contractor purchasing system reviews.
  • Develop a subcontract/vendor management program to ensure integration of high-quality government deliverables at competitive cost.
  • Developing relationships and basic supply chain techniques into an effective prime/subcontractor/DCMA/DCAA team.


David S. Black, Partner, Holland & Knight

Jamie Sybert, Director, Baker Tilly, LLP

Robert E. JonesContracts Manager, Pole Zero Corporation

Steven M. MasielloPartner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Tyson BareisAssociate, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Jeffery A. WhitePresident/CEO, J.A. White & Associates

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Virtual Conferences on Demand (VCoD) are recorded virtual conferences converted into digital file format and offer a convenient learning opportunity. Presentation materials are included as PDF documents.




Participants earn 4 continuing professional education (CPE) hours.

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