Government Contracting Events

Browse through our series of workshop & training events on various government contractor accounting practices. We regularly hold government contracting events, so be sure to check back often and subscribe to our calendar to get notified of new events.


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Feb
19
Fri
Pricing for Government Contractors @ Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pricing for Government Contractors

Learn the FUNDAMENTAL processes involved in the preparation of responsible and responsive government costs proposals.

This is a perfect fit for new and emerging firms, established firms breaking into the government-contracting arena, and for new proposal personnel.  Great for business owners and staff members, contract administrators, CPA’s and CFO’s new to government contracting, government contract specialist, and other interested parties. The workshop is designed for service and construction contractors. The sample-training model used is adaptable to fixed price, time and material, and cost reimbursable contracts.

The instructor, Mr. Kevin Duncan, is an accomplished CPA in the field of Government Cost Accounting, DCAA audit process, and the set-up of approved accounting systems.  He presents in an understandable and entertaining fashion.

The session covers the basic terminology, regulations, uniform proposal format, discovering cost data, costs exceptions, as well as detailed spreadsheet analysis. The sample-training model used is adaptable to fixed price, time and material, and cost reimbursable contracts.

Session Outline

  • Proposal
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Concepts and Principles
  • Cost Discovery
  • What the Government Expects
  • Types of Contracts
  • Methods of Procurement
  • Defective Pricing
  • Cost Estimating
  • Uniform Contract Format
  • Detailed Spreadsheet Analysis

When

Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Where

Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge Campus
2645 College Drive, Room 356
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

Register at the event website!

Mar
4
Fri
DCAA Audit: How to Prepare @ Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

DCAA Audit: How to Prepare

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is the largest and most respected contract audit agency in the Federal Government.  In fact, though part of the Department of Defense (DOD) and responsible for auditing DOD contracts, many civilian agencies hire DCAA to conduct their contract audits.  Did you know that the are various types of audits conducted by DCAA? Each one requires different preparation and treatment.

This is a perfect fit for new and emerging firms, established firms breaking into the government-contracting arena, and for new proposal personnel.  Great for business owners and staff members, contract administrators, CPA’s and CFO’s new to government contracting, government contract specialist, and other interested parties. The workshop is designed for service and construction contractors. The sample-training model used is adaptable to fixed price, time and material, and cost reimbursable contracts.

The instructor, Mr. Duncan, is an accomplished CPA in the field of Government Cost Accounting, DCAA audit process, and the set-up of approved accounting systems.  He presents in an understandable and entertaining fashion.

Session Outline

  • Reasons for audits
  • Audit types
  • Unique characteristics of each audit type
  • How to prepare for each
  • How to stay prepared
  • Typical pitfalls
  • Interaction with the audits
  • Correct attitude
  • How to approach disputes

When

Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Where

Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus
2645 College Drive, Room 356
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

Register below or at the event website!

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Apr
27
Wed
All About Websites for Government Contractors @ KDuncan & Company, LLC
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Government Contractor Websites: Why You Need One and What It Should Include 

This free, two-hour workshop will provide an in-depth overview of why websites are important to government contractors and how to use and manage a website to capture business with the federal government.

The first question businesses get asked is: what’s your website? We all know the importance of a fully functioning website that works on all devices and is user-friendly. But what should stand out on a government contractor website? What elements should it have? What is a government agency looking for when they visit your website? Find out in our workshop.

We’ll even take it one step further. How do you actually generate revenue, bring in new clients, attract great employees, and expand your business using your website? In this day and age, it’s not enough to just have a website up (“if you build it, they will come” is a myth)! We’ll cover that (and more) in our workshop, too.

This workshop is designed for government contractors who are looking for a website that works for them rather than just taking up space on the web. The workshop will be led by marketing and website experts Chris Foss and Janet Waring of Ironistic.com, a web development and online marketing agency in Alexandria, Virginia.

We will cover:

  • Why you need a website in the first place
  • How to set website goals – and achieve them
  • How to identify website target audiences – and where to find them on the web
  • What elements you need to include on your website
  • How to build the site with the user and search engines in mind
  • Once the site is up, what’s next?
  • How to accomplish the website goals you identified (generate revenue, bring in new clients, employees, expand  your business)
  • Marketing your website through:
    • Social media networks
    • Email
    • Search engine optimization
    • Online advertising

When & Where

Wednesday, April 27th
9 am – 11 am

KDuncan & Company, LLC
8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3713

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May
18
Wed
Capitalizing on Today’s Office Leasing Environment @ KDuncan & Company
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Leasing is an opportunity to reduce costs, evaluate space efficiencies, maximize flexibility options and promote your company brand through space design. In a dynamic and sophisticated market like the DC Metropolitan Area where professional (and often institutional) landlords dominate the landscape, leasing office space can seem like a daunting task for any company. Compound an already arduous process with the task of making sure you don’t overcommit beyond existing contract work, but maintain the room to grow as you continue to win business, and the role of decision maker for a government contractor is especially difficult. This often results in companies taking what appears to be the path of least resistance, oversimplifying the process and missing out on an opportunity. Fortunately, there are ways to streamline the leasing process and ensure you do not fall victim to common pitfalls.

This FREE two-hour seminar will be facilitated by Michael Alcamo, Managing Partner at The Tenant Agency, a commercial real estate company.

The topics of this breakfast seminar include:

  • Recognizing where your leverage lies and reducing occupancy cost, even if you’re in a long term lease.
  • Maintaining the flexibility to grow and contract throughout the life of a lease. Contracts come and go. Your space should offer the flexibility to expand and contract accordingly.
  • Understanding economic incentives. Jurisdictional incentives are an overlooked aspect of most real estate transactions – you do not have to be a Fortune 500 company to qualify.
  • Educating yourself on workplace strategies, technical space design/construction (SCIF, data center, etc.), and learn how to ensure relocation & buildout costs are covered by the landlord concession package.

When & Where

9 am – 11 am
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KDuncan & Company
8701 Georgia Avenue
Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Nov
16
Wed
Building Effective Government Costs Proposals
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 Nov 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 A. M. – 12:30 P.M.
 11/11/2016 11:00 AM (EST)
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
 FREE
441 4th Steet, NW, Suite 805S, , Washington DC 20001

Building located at Judiciary Square Metro Station. Limited parking in lower level garage. Some parking may be available on street. Another parking option, Park in the Union Station parking deck and take Red Line Metro to Judiciary Square Station (one stop from union station).

This workshop teaches the FUNDAMENTAL processes involved in the preparation of responsible costs proposals. The presentation and materials are based on time-tested techniques pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in Plain Talk. Additionally, the course covers the basic terminology, regulations, uniform proposal format, discovering cost data, costs exceptions, as well as detailed spreadsheet analysis. The sample-training model used is adaptable to fixed price, time and material, and cost reimbursable contracts. This is a perfect fit for new and emerging firms, established firms breaking into the government-contracting arena, and for new proposal personnel. The workshop is designed for service and construction contracts. The instructor is highly experienced and presents in an understandable and entertaining fashion.
Jan
18
Wed
QuickBooks for Government Contractors
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Did you know that your Quickbooks could be an approved accounting system if set up and operated correctly? In this full day workshop you will learn how to modify and operate Quickbooks to meet government contracting requirements and pass your DCAA accounting system review.

In Government contracting terms, your accounting system is much more than the software package. Thus, there is no “Government approved” accounting systems. The Government will review or audit the individual contractor’s accounting system based on defined criteria. If you can design your accounting system and policies and procedures to adhere to these criteria, your system will be approved. The entire course is designed around the presentation and explanation of these criteria. And then, the instructor demonstrates how to design Quickbooks to meet them. Feel free to bring your laptops with your Quickbooks software and a copy of your database to try your new found skills.

  • Discuss basic terminology associated with accounting systems for Government contracting;
  • Explain requirements and criteria for accounting systems;
  • Demonstrate the process of handling an accounting system audit by the Government;
  • Identify the tools within QuickBooks used to adhere to these requirements and criteria; and
  • Explain the methods for implementing or modifying Quickbooks

Prerequisite: None 

Location:

441 4th Street
Suite 850N
Washington, DC 20001
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Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Who Should Attend:

Business owners and financial staff members responsible for the design and operation of the accounting system in a Government contracting environment

CPA Registrants can earn 6 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Application.

K Duncan & Company, LLC 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.

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Jan
25
Wed
Building Effective Government Costs Proposals
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This teaches the FUNDAMENTAL processes involved in the preparation of responsible and responsive government costs proposals. The presentation and materials are based on time-tested techniques pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in Plain Talk. Additionally, the course covers the basic terminology, regulations, uniform proposal format, discovering cost data, costs exceptions, as well as detailed spreadsheet analysis. The sample-training model used is adaptable to fixed price, time and material, and cost reimbursable contracts. This is a perfect fit for new and emerging firms, established firms breaking into the government-contracting arena, and for new proposal personnel. The workshop is designed for service and construction contracts. The instructor is highly experienced and presents in an understandable and entertaining fashion.

THIS TRAINING WILL:

  • Discuss Basic terminology
  • Review Procurement Process
  • Discuss How to Review Essential Proposal Subject Matter
  • Review Proposal Terms
  • Demonstrate Crafting Compliant Cost Proposals
  • Explain Regulations
  • Discuss Uniform proposal format
  • Discuss Discovering cost data
  • Explain Costs exceptions
  • Demonstrate Detailed spreadsheet analysis

Prerequisite: None

Location:

441 4th Street
Suite 850N
Washington, DC, 20001
Directions >>

Time & Date: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Who Should Attend:

Business owners and financial staff members from new and emerging firms, established firms breaking into the government-contracting arena, and for new proposal personnel. The workshop is designed for service and construction contracts.

CPA Registrants can earn 6 CPE credits in Accounting.

K Duncan & Company 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.

Register now!

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