2019 Government Contracting Conference

2019 Government Contracting Conference (GOVCON20)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / McLean, VA


Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #GOVCON20

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $324.00

Join the Greater Washington Society of CPAs for our Government Contracting Conference. This conference is for professionals both in industry and public accounting firms. By attending this conference, you will gain the latest insights on current trends and hot topics, as well as advice and guidance on practical applications of skills and strategies that affect your role on a daily basis. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
General Sessions

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

DCAA Update Credits: 1.0 AD

Angela Ellis
Program Manager / DCAA
Falls Church, VA
John McClung
Chief of Acct. and Cost Principles / DCAA
Falls Church, VA

Topics to be covered:
Incurred Cost Process
Forward Pricing Strategy
Current Agency Initiatives
FY 2019 Priorities

Accounting for Leases under ASU 2016-02 and its Impact on Government Contractors Credits: 1.0 AA

Kevin Swatt, CPA
Manager / CliftonLarsonAllen
Arlington, VA
ASU 2016-02 will change how companies currently account for leases, and establishes a new framework for the recognition, measurement and disclosure of leases.  Our speaker will address the changes that government contractors should be aware of in implementing this new standard.


How to Prepare a DCAA-Compliant Annual Incurred Cost Proposal using the DCAA ICE Template Credits: 1.5 AA

Paul H. Calabrese
Principal / GRF CPAs & Advisors
Bethesda, MD
Government contractors often find it challenging to develop their annual incurred cost submission in DCAA’s required 30-tab Incurred Cost Electronically (ICE) EXCEL workbook. Join us for a detailed look at the ICE template and learn how to navigate this complex requirement.


To Grow Your Business, You Must Plan for Growth! Credits: 1.0 BO

Tom Marcinko
Principal Consultant / Aronson LLC
Rockville, MD
This session addresses the importance of planning for the increased legal, regulatory, administrative and business system requirements that small businesses will encounter as they grow.  The session will include brief descriptions of the various requirements along with their respective thresholds.  The session will also provide tips on how and when to prepare for the additional compliance requirements.

Economic Update Credits: 1.0 EC

Drew Karr, CIMA
Managing Director, Financial Advisor / BB&T Bank
McLean, VA

This session will cover the following topics:         

• Review of Current Economic Conditions
• Global Monetary Policy / Interest Rates
• Review of Stock & Bond Markets 
• Outlook – Economy & Markets


M&A Things to Consider When You Acquire Credits: 1.0 BO

Diana Ororbia-Knapton, CPA, CGMA
Director, Government Acc. and Compl. / Emergent Biosolutions
Baltimore, MD
Due diligence of US Government Contractors acquiring target,  and integration considerations.

CFO’s in the know Credits: 1.0 AA / 0.5 BM

Michael Bartlett
Chief Financial Officer / Cape Fox Shared Services
Manassas, VA
Michael Bryan, Moderator
Owner / Peter M Bryan LLC
Springfield, VA
Greg Buckis
CFO / Gryphon Technologies
Arlington, VA
Christopher Smith
Chief Financial Officer / ID Technologies
Ashburn, VA

Government contracting CFOs face critical challenges while producing the desired business outcomes for the companies they work for. Issues include maintaining constant audit readiness, the need for diligence, the use of technology to leverage and develop a robust accounting operation, and the demand to stay on the cutting edge of accounting and reporting systems among others.  Join us for an open and honest conversation with 4 experienced CFOs as they share their insights on what fills their days; and what’s keeping them up at night… to include:

- Keeping Pace With Changes in Government Rules for Finance Management and Accounting
- Applying the new lease accounting and rev rec standards to your business operations.
- Using Available Information to Manage and to Achieve Growth
- Maintaining Sufficient Staff and Training
- Timely Preparation for Audits
- Clear Understanding of the Government's Requirements for Contractors
      • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
        Cost Accounting Standards
      • FAR agency supplements

- Obtaining DCAA Approval of a Government Contractor's Accounting System
     • direct and indirect cost segregation
     • cost pools and allocation bases
     • timekeeping
     • labor distribution systems
     • maintaining compliance with invoicing clauses
     • a vast and ever-changing complex of other issues

Closing Remarks


Conference Site

Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182

Standard Registration

$324 GWSCPA Members, $424 Non-Members


Contact the Society for information on group registration discounts!

Cancellation by registrant / refund policy

If you are unable to attend a seminar or conference, please notify us as soon as possible.

The GWSCPA cancellation and refund schedule for offsite events is as follows:
100% refund minus $150 processing fee within 4 weeks (20 business days) of the event
75% refund within 3 weeks (15 business days) of the event
50% refund within 2 weeks (10 business days) of the event
No refund to be issued if cancellation is 9 business days, or less, of the event date
*Substitutes will be accepted, in writing to GWSCPA, up to 2 business days prior to the event date (see below for details).
* Non-member substitutes will be charged the fee difference if they are substituting for a member-discounted registration.

Refunds in the same form of tender as the original purchase minus the processing fee. Payments made by check will be refunded via check within 30 days of cancellation.

*Cancellations and/or substitutions must be submitted in writing and sent to Kari Bedell at:


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