Mysteries of the FAR Revealed: Using the AASHTO Audit Guide: Course One - Austin 2017

Monday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Curriculum Track: Finance and Economics

Member Organization: National Events

Faculty: Dan Purvine, President of A/E Clarity Consulting & Training and Jerry Jones, Owner of Jerry J. Jones, CPA, PLLC 

This course is worth 16 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits and 14 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

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COURSE 1: Indirect Cost Rates: Development

This two-day course details how to apply the AASHTO Audit Guide in the development and administration of A/E consultant direct and indirect costs and rates.

  • Employing appropriate requirements, concepts, and tools necessary to develop and apply indirect cost rates to A/E contracts.
  • Describing the required components of compliant internal controls.
  • Preparing an appropriate analysis necessary to demonstrate the reasonableness of compensation.
  • Interpreting and applying Federal and State laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Explaining various components of the external oversight framework including ethics, dispute resolution, and the FHWA function.
  • Comparing and distinguishing between contract types and implications on account costing and billing.

Who should attend: All DOT and A/E firm personnel who administer/manage contracts; develop/review RFPs and contracts for government procurement; build/review cost proposals; perform indirect cost rate audits; and provide oversight of contracts and costs.


Public Sector: $495

Private Sector: $795


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