Northern Chapter VSCPA - Event Information

Event Name:Government Contractor Breakfast - Myths and Truths
Event Type(s):Special Interest Group Event
Description:Prepay now for an early bird discount to the March 13th Government Contractor Breakfast.

Topic:  Myths and Truths of Accounting for Government Contract Types 
  • Explore some of the myths and challenges around reporting Government cost accounting practices versus reporting for financial accounting purpose.
  • Given the numerous compensation methods under Government Contract (i.e. FAR Part 16), we will examine how the contract type influences Contractor's decision makers when planning, proposing and reporting financial results.  Dealing with the risks and uncertainty is the rule, not the exception.  The contract type may be cost reimbursable or fixed price with numerous variations in-between.
  • Other issues in managing and administering accounting for terminations, change orders and modifications.
Presenters:  Darrell Hineman and Stefania Rafeedie

Please note the registration instructions and speaker bio below.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming breakfasts as well. Please let me know what topics you would like to see in the next season, or if you have a speaker recommendation.

8-May-18 Karen  Harbaugh, Squire Patton Boggs, Federal Contractors: Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down

10-Jul-18 Glenn Anstead & Mark Hoffman, Raffa, ERP System Overview

11-Sep-18 Russell Forbes & Joseph McCaffrey, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP,  Accounting Systems – Top 5 Pitfalls

13-Nov-18 TBD   
Event Date:03-13-18
Event Time:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1700
Tysons, VA 22182

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Contact Person:William Maxwell
Details:Time:  Doors open at 7:00 AM, Speaker starts at 8:00 AM, done by 9:30 AM.

Benefits:  1 hour of CPE, along with a breakfast buffet.

Sponsor:  Access National Bank is a Gold Sponsor of the IMA Government Contractor Breakfasts, allowing us to host the events at the Tower Club for a reasonable price.

Registration & Price:  $30 prepaid or $35 cash or check at the door. Either way, please preregister which helps ensure that the room size is adequate.

Speaker Biography:
Darrell M. Hineman, CPA, CFE, is a director with CohnReznick’s Government Contracting Industry Practice, located in the Washington, D.C. area.  He has spent his career in accounting and Federal Government contracting arena, assisting clients in navigating through government contracting regulations, especially in researching and interpreting the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) cost principles, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and various other regulatory supplements.  He has worked with many branches of the U.S. Government, such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to name a few.

Darrell has worked both in the industry, as a government contractor, and as a government auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).  Prior to joining the Government Contract Industry Practice, he managed CAS disclosure statement and 45 indirect cost pools for large IT contractor; prepared detailed cost impact proposals; and wrote numerous policies and procedures that covered such areas as procurement, compensation and labor.  Early in his career, he served as an auditor with DCAA, where he led multiple engagements.  His experience includes cost proposals, terminations, equitable adjustments, progress payments, CAS compliance, defective pricing claims and other government dealings.

Stefania Rafeedie, is a Manager with CohnReznick’s Government Contracting Industry Practice, located in the Washington, D.C. area.  Stefania has over seven years of consulting and industry experience, including indirect cost allocation, process improvement, internal controls, and proposal support. She also has assisted clients with designing and implementing systems to adequately address the financial accounting, project management, and compliance issues facing Government award recipients. 

Stefania has provided consultations to management teams in both regulatory interpretations and in assisting organizations identify opportunities to streamline existing processes. In this capacity, she works with management teams to ensure adequate internal controls, compliance, and synergies are implemented across the organization. She also has assisted in forensic accounting reviews and developed analyses with detailed findings and recommendations. In addition, she has assisted organizations develop policies and procedures to address identified risks.
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