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Cost Accounting Standards and Compliance

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $219.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $288.00


Navigate through the strategic areas for consideration when establishing cost accounting standards compliance.

Many federal contractors struggle with the design and setup of their overhead pools and overall indirect rate structure. Its design is vital in determining how much of the organization’s indirect cost can be recouped on each of its contracts. This challenge impacts contractors regardless of the organization’s size and tenure in the federal government contracting marketplace.

Companies trying to enter the government contracting arena may be setting up a rate structure for the first time. Veteran contractors may be evaluating whether or not changes to the indirect rate structure would benefit the organization. Navigate through many areas for consideration when evaluating overhead rates, including costs which are allowable vs. unallowable, common pool and allocation bases, 2 tier vs. 3 tier structure, and strategic organizational considerations.

This information is geared for the person(s) involved in the evaluation and management of the indirect rate structure, in contract finance, and others who want to better understand overhead rates and indirect rate structures.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss strategic areas for consideration when establishing CAS compliance.
  • You will be able to explain proper allocation of costs.
  • You will be able to identify changes in cost accounting practice.
  • You will be able to recognize your company’s compliance CAS challenges and opportunities.
This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Introduction to the Cost Accounting Standards and Applicability

• Modified CAS Coverage – Four Standards
• Full CAS Coverage – All 19 Standards

CAS Standards

• Basic CAS Concepts (Four Standards)
• Allocation of Costs (Four Standards)
• Compensation (Four Standards)
• Assets (Four Standards)
• Other (Three Standards)

Disclosure Statements

• Changes
• Cost Impacts
• Strategy

Recent Developments

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE
  • AIPB

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Robert Craig, Capital Edge Consulting

  • Partner, Capital Edge Consulting
  • Over 30 years of experience providing accounting and compliance solutions and services related to federal government contracting
  • Specializes in the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards and has supported government contractors with numerous matters, including financial accounting, mergers and acquisition due diligence, litigation and claims, cost accounting/allocation, strategic rate restructuring, contract compliance, process improvement and strategic planning as well as proposal pricing and development
  • Teaches public and in-house training classes, seminars and workshops through multiple organizations on topics relating to contractor business systems, cost accounting standards, cost and price realism, defective pricing, and other cost accounting and compliance topics in government contracting
  • Vice-chair of the Accounting, Cost and Pricing Committee of the American Bar Association; and a member of the National Contract Management Association, National Defense Industry Association, Professional Services Council, Association of Government Accountants, and Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • B.S. degree in accounting, and M.B.A. degree, La Salle University; also a certified fraud examiner (CFE)
  • Can be contacted at 215-285-4885 or

(Not available outside the US)