Hot Topics in Unallowable Costs

  • January 26, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)

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Jan 26, 2017
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This webinar is part of the Spotlight on Pricing webinar series.

Identifying unallowable costs is important for government contractors to avoid billing issues, incurred cost audit findings, and to pass pre-award accounting system surveys. This presentation will discuss the often overlooked information in FAR Parts 31.000–31.204, how this information sets the stage for the selected costs in FAR 31.205, and hot topics for auditors.

Key Take-Aways:

  • A deeper understanding of FAR Part 31, “Contract Cost Principles and Procedures”
  • Knowledge of other sources of cost interpretations
  • Critical thinking on unallowable costs
Robert Jones

Robert Jones, CFCM, CPCM, CCCM, Fellow

Government Contracts Consultant
Left Brain Professionals, Incorporated

Robert E. Jones knows government contracts: How to qualify for them. How to manage them. And how to profit from them. With over 12 years of Department of Defense contract and accounting experience, he helps companies successfully navigate the complex legal and regulatory framework of federal contracting.

As a consultant to small and mid-sized businesses, Robert offers expert input into strategic planning, cost and pricing models, financial analysis, negotiation strategies and regulatory compliance. He designs and implements DCAA-compliant ERP and accounting systems for service, manufacturing, and aerospace companies. His proactive, decisive approach to finding opportunities and solving problems is based on experience in managing more than $30 million in federal contracts.

A leading member of the National Contract Management Association, Robert holds the association’s Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), and Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) designations. For his notable contributions to the field of contracting, the NCMA has given him three of its highest honors: Fellow, National Achievement Award and Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management Award. He is an active member of the Commerciality Consortium of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Robert is a well-known national presenter on government contract management, accounting compliance and related topics. His highly rated presentations engage audiences with innovative approaches to profitability and compliance in federal contract management.

The West Virginia native earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He holds a Master’s degree in accountancy from The Graduate School of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.