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

Wednesday, October 4 - Thursday, October 5, 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 2 – ADVANCED: Auditing and Oversight of A/E Consultant Indirect Cost Rates

The second and most advanced two-day course focuses on audit requirements and procedures in
reviewing compliance with federal regulations and guidance.

  • Performing audit functions related to the planning, performance, or oversight of A/E consultant indirect cost rate audits.
  • Determining and attesting to A/E consultant compliance with applicable guidance and/or
  • Discussing how State DOTs will use the CPA Workpaper Review Program (AASHTO Audit Guide Appendix A) to evaluate audits performed by CPAs.
  • Identifying and applying appropriate audit tools and techniques as specified in the AASHTO Audit Guide.
  • Describing the components of a complete audit report and how to evaluate the report presentation.
  • Assessing various components of the State DOT’s oversight and risk management framework.
  • Reviewing the FHWA’s roles and responsibilities in its stewardship and oversight of Federal-Aid funds related to procurement of A/E design services and administration of related agreements.

Who should attend: Who should attend: Public agency personnel and private sector practitioners with responsibilities for ensuring compliance with federal procurement regulations and consistency with the AASHTO Audit Guide.

Also recommended: Anyone who performs/reviews indirect cost rate audits; evaluates cost elements and proposals; performs final reconciliation of contracts, design and enforce internal control systems; and conducts oversight and risk management activities.

Public Sector: $495

Private Sector: $795


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