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Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory is pleased to offer this webinar series addressing the latest hot topics in government contracting. The series will focus on timely, relevant topics and provide valuable insights, tips, and perspectives.

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Will new rules on leases lead to losses?

Complying with the new lease accounting standard has put a strain on many companies. For companies with contracts with the US Government, there is the added challenge of potentially changing the recoverability of previously allowable costs. Please join Mark Burroughs and Stephen McKinney of Deloitte for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare for these new lease accounting standards. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Overview of new lease accounting standards
  • Finance vs. operating leases
  • Cost allowability considerations

Webinar facilitators

      

Stephen McKinney, managing director, Accounting Services Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Stephen is a managing director in the Accounting Services Group in Deloitte’s National Office in Stamford, Connecticut. In this role, he provides accounting consultations to engagement teams, monitors accounting standard-setting activities, and writes internal and external publications primarily on the accounting for financial instruments and leases.

Prior to that, Stephen was a practice fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board where he led the staff’s efforts on the financial asset impairment project. In this role, he actively participated in the standard-setting process by leading outreach efforts, developing and drafting issue papers, making recommendations to the Board on technical issues, and developing and drafting Accounting Standards Updates.

      

Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP
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Mark Burroughs is a managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Cost Accounting Standards. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

Mark is a CPA in the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is also active in the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).
 

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Webinar details

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

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All of our webinars are available for viewing at any time “on-demand.” Please find our most recent webinar below. For an archive of all prior webcasts, please visit our Government Contracting Advisory Services webcast archive.

Recent webinars

Expressly unallowable costs—a definition or an expression?

Determining whether a cost is allowable, unallowable or "expressly unallowable" is a major area of risk for government contractors. For example, the definition of an expressly unallowable cost has been subject to differing interpretations and judgements. Recent attempts to providing guidance in the interpretation and judicial rulings on the matter have not offered much clarity. Please join Deloitte for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare to self-certify their costs.

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Gary McDonald, Government Contracts Specialist Leader, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gary has more than 25 years of experience in providing government contract advisory services and working within the aerospace and defense industries. Gary provides advisory services to government contractors in complying with complex contract requirements and in the support of contract claims and resolution of contract disputes.

Featured Speaker: Mark Burroughs, Managing Director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Burroughs, managing director in the McLean, Virginia office of Deloitte. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prior to joining Deloitte, Mark was a senior auditor at the DCAA and holds a MBA from Loyola College.

It’s time to check the checklist before DFARS Cyber Certification

As the long awaited DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting self-certification approaches at the end of December, we thought it would be a good time to discuss some potential pitfalls in the requirements so that companies can take steps to ensure they are not caught off guard. Please join Deloitte and Mr. Phillip Seckman of Dentons for a webinar to discuss areas that companies should consider as they prepare to self-certify. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Identifying and communicating regarding Covered Defense Information
  • Achieving adequate security for covered contractor information systems
  • Dealing with subcontractors/partners
  • Cyber incident reporting

Webinar facilitators

Featured speaker: Phillip R. Seckman, Partner, Dentons US LLP

Phillip Seckman represents clients concerning government and commercial contract matters. His practice spans a broad range of subjects related to federal procurement law, state and local procurement law, and complex federal regulatory issues. A significant component of his practice involves government contract cost allowability, proper cost accounting, and cost and pricing issues. He also has significant experience assisting clients in establishing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government contract requirements including issues relating to cybersecurity and contractor business systems.

Host: Mark Burroughs, managing director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark has more than 20 years of experience in providing auditing and consulting services to government contractors and has helped companies understand and develop practical solutions when dealing with matters associated with DCAA audits, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the CAS.

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Looking at the tea leaves in DCAA audit issues

It’s always interesting when you start to see some trends in issues that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is raising. We thought it might be a good time to take a step back and look at some of these issues and provide some insight. Please join Deloitte for a webinar to discuss potential trends in audit issues and how they may impact contractors. Topics we will discuss include:

  • Consulting costs
  • Compensation and bonus payments
  • Idle facilities

Webinar facilitators

Featured Speaker: Matthew Popham, senior vice president, Government Compliance director, Leidos

Mr. Matthew Popham currently serves as the senior vice president, Government Compliance director, for Leidos, which is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016.

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Host: Gary McDonald

Gary has more than 25 years of experience in providing government contract advisory services and working within the aerospace and defense industries. Gary has extensive experience in government contractor acquisition due diligence analysis of the financial, business, and other risks associated with the acquisition and integration of government contracting entities and in providing strategic advice on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.

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Mark is a managing director in Deloitte & Touche LLP's advisory practice. He has over 20 years of experience in providing audit and consulting services to government contractors and has helped compani... More

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