Events for January 31, 2018
LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Government Contracting Fundamentals course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including applicable procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course provides an overview that will familiarize the attendee with the federal contracting process, provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise, and dispel common myths and misunderstandings. For those with some experience, the course will heighten knowledge, provide context, sharpen issue awareness, and improve the ability to operate successfully in this highly complex and competitive field. This "fundamentals" course is designed to be of benefit to both government and contractor personnel, including contracting officers, contract … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary These courses are designed to cover two separate but complementary topics. They are designed to be taken together but can be taken separately. Day 1: Federal Government Contract Accounting Contracting with the U.S. Government can be challenging, but when you consider the unique accounting requirements, internal controls and system expectations, and government regulations, it can become overwhelming. This course is designed to help contractors navigate these requirements to successfully recover all allowable costs incurred in support of their contracts. Whether your company is new to government contracting or has years of experience, this course will help ensure you are up to speed on these changing accounting requirements. Day 2: Preparing for a Federal Government Contract Audit The course is designed to help government … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Managing several interrelated projects at the same time presents certain challenges and varies greatly from managing one project at a time. Program Managers do not manage individual projects, they organize teams working on connected projects. In Program Management a well planned coordination is required and an interaction with various functional units is critical. Thus, assembling a right team and gaining input from all stakeholders may play a very important role in the program’s success. Since managing programs goes well beyond satisfying outputs of individual projects, and the Program Management is usually aligned with reaching identifiable strategic objectives, e.g. improving customer service, increasing market share, lowering of operating costs, the Program Manager must possess special skills, and acquire unique experience to guide the process towards such objectives and yet be … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The course is designed to help government contractors develop strategies for mitigating contract cost audit risk and vulnerability by discussing the processes used by contract auditors. This course provides an overview of the government contract audit process, auditor expectations regarding the adequacy of accounting systems, labor timekeeping and distribution, cost representations for forward pricing, billing, and incurred costs. By knowing the factors and processes that influence contract audit risk, contractors will be in a better position to develop strategies to handle issues that arise during contract audits. This course is recommended for those individuals responsible for contract audit related issues and preparing cost input or information for audit review. Learning Objectives Discuss general audit expectations for government contractors Discuss audit … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary 26 Bi-Weekly* Sessions from October 2017 to September 2018 Covering each Part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and created to make the FAR approachable and thought provoking for contracting professionals at all levels. All sessions will be recorded and accessible as a podcast throughout the year. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a complex set of rules governing the federal government's purchasing process. Its purpose is to ensure purchasing procedures are standard, consistent and conducted in a fair and impartial manner. To accomplish this, it is critical for contracting professionals in the government and private sector to have a working knowledge of the source document—the FAR. Ignorance of the rules can lead to costly and undesirable outcomes. This webinar is designed … Continue readingFind out more »
The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.