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George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education (Arlington)

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3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201 United States

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September 2018

Cost Accounting Standards

September 10 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) was designed to promote uniform and consistent methods of accounting practices for contractors. This course explains to which contracts and contractors the Standards are applicable, and highlights the current and proposed exemptions to the Standards. Discussions include the requirements of all 19 Standards, the differences in accounting as compared to GAAP and IFRS, and methods of structuring your accounting system for compliance. The administrative requirements, including preparation of the Disclosure Statement,…

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Timekeeping for Government Contractors

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to timekeeping/labor reporting. Additionally, this overview serves as a guide through specific FAR and CAS regulations as well as best practices for labor compliance. This course guides the participant through writing policies and procedures, an overview on labor laws and acts, timekeeping roles and compensation requirements, labor accounting methods, and how to prepare employees for audits. The seminar is beneficial to company personnel who are new to…

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October 2018

Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Legal and ethical conduct is the way to protect your credibility and earn the respect and trust of your employees, partners, clients, and community. This one-day course provides an in-depth understanding of the ethical and compliance rules that apply in the federal government marketplace. It emphasizes the importance of ethical conduct when contractors do business with the federal government; enable contractor (and government) employees to recognize compliance and ethical issues and traps before they make irreparable…

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Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments

October 18 @ 8:30 am - October 19 @ 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This course focuses on the central role the Changes clause plays in the performance of government contracts. It addresses the use of the clause in ensuring the government achieves its goals during contract performance. The use of the clause by contractors to assert requests for equitable adjustment when the conditions of performance change, the myriad of rules governing the negotiation of equitable adjustments, and the process of modifying the contract to accomplish these goals are covered.…

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November 2018

Cost and Price Analysis for Government Contractors

November 5 @ 8:30 am - November 6 @ 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to cost and price analysis. Additionally, how and when to perform and document price analysis, how and when to perform and document cost analysis, and how and when to request performance of and incorporate results of a technical analysis. Participants will also learn how to document source selection, including justification for single/sole source acquisitions and related negotiations. This course consists of practical techniques for analyzing the reasonableness…

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Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts

November 7 @ 8:30 am - November 8 @ 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Doing business with the U.S. Government can be extremely challenging, but when you layer in the extensive accounting requirements, internal controls, and system expectations that come with U.S. Government contracts, it can become downright frightening. This course is designed to help contractors navigate the details of these requirements so that they can successfully recover all allowable and allocable contract costs incurred in support of their contracts. This course will also prepare contractors for the accounting requirements…

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December 2018

Government Contracting Fundamentals

December 3 @ 8:30 am - December 5 @ 4:30 pm

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…

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Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications

December 6 @ 8:30 am - December 7 @ 4:30 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This fast-paced interactive course examines the organization, content, policy and procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it applies to Federal acquisition. Designed for new professionals in both government and industry, as well as more experienced professionals, to build or update their familiarity with the Federal Government’s procurement system. The course includes a review of the topical divisions of the FAR, exercises to help the participant find and analyze FAR contracting issues, and group activities…

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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.

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