The MACPA Government Contractor Conference focuses on increasing the knowledge base of CPAs with government contractor clients; CFOs, controllers and accountants employed by government contractors; and government employees and anyone seeking to improve their awareness of the issues facing government contractors. The conference features topics that address concerns and opportunities that are unique to those in government contracting.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Accounting & Auditing
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.


Crowne Plaza Greenbelt
6400 Ivy Ln
Greenbelt, MD 20770 US
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Sep 27, 2018
8:00 am - 4:10 pm EDT
Crowne Plaza Greenbelt
6400 Ivy Ln
Greenbelt, MD 20770 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Simulcast


Day 1

7:30 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 the status of incurred cost audits and the new upcoming portal, NDAA, and Cost Accounting Standards.

9:00 am
State of Federal Market and Service Industry Overview

Speaker: Alan Chovotkin, PSC VP,

Topics Covered Include:

  • trends in federal budgets and how they may affect government contractors;
  • Status of contract spending in the defense and non-defense sectors as well as on services and products.
  • Review significant acquisition and business policy issues impacting Federal government contracting.
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
Regulatory Spotlight - Federal Cybersecurity and Indirect Rate Structure Considerations

Jay Stine – Senior Manager Gov Contract Services and Michael Tomaselli – EY

This session will cover two important topics for companies doing business with the Government: regulations regarding cybersecurity and areas to consider for your company’s indirect rate structure. We will discuss requirements and considerations for the DFARS “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting” clause and what to expect from the upcoming GSA clause and potential FAR clause. The session will also cover regulatory and business goals that companies should consider when determining if they have the appropriate indirect rate structure, with a focus on internal and external restructuring activities.

1:45 pm
State and Local Tax Issues for Government Contractors

Speaker: Christine Williamson and Henry Chiwaya  Partner-Leader of Government Contracting Industry Practice, CohnReznick LLP

Keeping you abreast of state and local tax changes and nuances for government contractors to include nexus, allocation and apportionment rules, sales and use tax and Business License taxes – items every business owner needs to know but not necessarily can keep track of as the rules are ever changing.

3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:15 pm
GSA Schedule Updates and News on OASIS

Speaker: Barbara Kinosky Esq. and Assistant, Centre Law and Consulting, Managing Partner and Maureen Jamieson – Executive Director of Consulting

Managing a GSA Schedule contract is not an easy task — that’s why it’s vital to keep up with the latest news and updates regarding this popular contracting vehicle. This session will cover Order-Level Materials, GSA Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA) Assessments versus Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits, Transactional Data Reporting, and more. Centre’s GSA gurus will help you keep up with the changes that affect your contract administration and compliance efforts.

According to the General Services Administration, “OASIS will compliment GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program and provide agencies with more flexible full-service options.” This session will also cover a basic overview of OASIS, what to expect, and how to prepare for the open season on-ramp.

4:15 pm
Program Ends


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