2019 Government Contractors Conference


Managing government engagements with precision

The Government Contractors Conference is designed to help CPAs understand issues related to their government contractor clients and manage their engagements. This unique event addresses current issues affecting government contracts, enabling CPAs in industry to add strategic value to their organizations.

If you’re a CFO, controller, or accountant employed by government contractors; a government employee; or anyone seeking to improve their awareness of the issues facing government contractors – don’t miss this event.

Join us in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVCCON

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Accounting & Auditing
Future Ready
T Shaped Professional Anticipating and Serving Evolving Needs
CPE Field of Study
Accounting (Governmental)
Who Should Attend

If you are a CPA in government, public accounting and education who seeks information on procuring government contracts, you should join your fellow government contractors at this unique and highly informative event.

Advanced Preparation


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
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Event Information
Sep 24, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Live Stream


Day 1

7:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am
DCAA Update

Speaker: Jacque Hlavin, Chief, Policy Accounting and Cost Principles Division

The presentation will provide an update on what is currently going on with DCAA, new guidance, and updates on incurred costs.

9:00 am
The State of the Federal Market – An Industry Overview

Speaker: Alan Chvotkin, PSC VP

Come hear about the ‘State of the Federal Market’ and the key acquisition policy legislation, regulations, and other developments that are shaping that Federal market.” Presentation by Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council.


10:15 am
Networking Break
10:30 am
Legislative Update on Government Contract Accounting and Pricing

Speaker: Jim Thomas, PwC Partner

This session will include highlights from the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 and the Section 809 Panel Recommendations.

11:45 am
12:45 pm
Profession and Legislative Update from MACPA

Speaker: Avonette Blanding – MACPA Board

1:00 pm
Lease Accounting Overview of New Standards and their effect on Government Contractors

Speaker: David Semendinger – Aronson

Join David and the MACPA on Sept. 24 to learn about the new Lease Standard (ASU 2016-12) which supersedes the existing lease accounting standard and sets out principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosures of leases. ASU 2016-12 is delayed until reporting periods after 12/15/20 (2021 calendar year).

2:00 pm
State Income Tax and Sales Tax Nexus and Apportionment for Government Contractors in 2019

Speaker: Karen Syrylo

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Wayfair decision and other developments are impacting how states view nexus for both income taxes and sales taxes in 2019 and beyond. Our speaker will discuss how government contractors should be thinking about such things as where are their activities subject to state income tax, how is income apportioned, what activities are subject to sales tax and where.

3:15 pm
Networking Break
3:30 pm
M&A Presentation - Considerations for achieving the maximum multiplier - addressing the sale of a contract

Speaker: Phillip McMann – Aronson Capital Partners

M&A topics to be discussed: How to make your company more viable/valuable to sell. What areas/agencies are sought after from buyers. What multipliers are used in transactions? What ways can a deal be structured? Stock v. assets; Selling one contract – novation issues; Contingent consideration.

4:30 pm
Conference Concludes


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