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Government Contract Accounting Compliance: Current & Emerging Challenges

Topic: Ethics & Compliance
Original Air Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Program Code: 170053
CPEs: 1.50

The federal marketplace is the largest, most dynamic, and most challenging market in the world. Unfortunately, many of the challenges in this market arise from manic policy shifts, ever-changing rules of the game, and wide-ranging interpretations of those rules. Accordingly, market participants must stay abreast of current developments to manage or mitigate risk.

This webinar presents a wide variety of timely topics that many in the contracting community either are facing or likely will face eventually. Topics include the recently-proposed DFARS proposal adequacy checklist, the new FAR 52.216-7 final indirect cost rate proposal adequacy requirements (and DCAA's new adequacy checklist), a recent ASBCA decision condemning DCAA's method of evaluating contractor compensation costs, the new broad-brush FY2012 NDAA contractor compensation limit regime, GAO's take on DCAA's access to contractor internal audits, and many more. The presenters will offer their perspectives on these matters as well as some practical thoughts, recommendations, or observations to help the contracting community address them effectively.

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Learn about:


WBNR: B. Calhoon  Brent Calhoon
  Baker Tilly

Brent Calhoon a partner with Baker Tilly's Government Contract Advisory Services practice in Vienna, VA. For more than 18 years, he has advised clients and their outside counsel on complex cost allowability, cost allocability, and compliance issues related to FAR, CAS, TINA, and other accounting-related rules and regulations. He also performs independent forensic accounting investigations to assess allegations of fraud and other asserted contract accounting and pricing misdeeds. Brent helps clients improve business processes and functions critical to managing compliance financial risks unique to government contractors. He has worked with a broad array of big and small public and private companies covering nearly every major industry.

Brent earned his B.S. degree in Accounting, with honors, from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia.

Jeff Callaway  Jeff Callaway
  Baker Tilly

Jeff Callaway is a Manager in Baker Tilly's Government Contractor Advisory Services practice. He has over 7 years of experience working with government contractors on a wide variety of accounting and regulatory compliance matters. He assists clients by developing innovative solutions to complex issues involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Cost Accounting Standards, and business system internal controls. Jeff has extensive experience developing indirect cost rate structures, preparing incurred cost proposals, and drafting Disclosure Statements for large and small contractors. He works closely with all levels of management, accounting, and compliance personnel to achieve successful results.

Jeff earned his B.S. degree in Accounting and Information Systems and Masters of Accountancy degree from Virginia Tech. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant.

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