Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

Accounting for government contracts has its own unique and specialized rules, regulations, standards, challenges, and hurdles. Compliant accounting systems that provide meaningful information require a solid foundation built on principles, regulations, and industry best practices. 

Each step of the way, government contractors are required to follow specific accounting principles and standards. And, dealing with the Federal Government can be difficult and complex. Without a proper accounting system that is in place, a contractor can be faced with enormous difficulties, not the least of which is lost profits, or worse, lost contracts. That is why a solid foundation for government contract accounting is so important. 

Join government contract expert Robert Jones as he shares best practices to set your company up for success.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the basic principles and regulations for government contract accounting.
  • Understand the importance of segregating direct and indirect costs.
  • Understand cost pools.
  • Learn to draft basic govt contract chart of accounts.
  • General knowledge of accounting rules and regulations surround government contracts.
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Author Details
  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones

    Award-winning speaker Robert E. Jones shows audiences how to navigate the constantly changing legal and regulatory landscape of government contracts. In his engaging and highly rated presentations, he shares insider secrets drawn from 15 years of DoD contract and accounting experience. His proactive, decisive approach to finding opportunities and solving problems is based on experience in managing more than $400 million in federal contracts.

    Mr. Jones has experience with a wide variety of speaking engagements including emcee/moderator, seminars, training, chapter meetings, and conference presentations. He engages audiences with innovative approaches to contract profitability, accounting, compliance and related topics.

    The West Virginia native earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in accountancy from The Graduate School of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.

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