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Fundamentals of Government Cost Accounting

May 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) at George Mason University Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) is a statewide non-profit program funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Co-located in the City of Fairfax, Virginia with the other programs under the MEC umbrella, the Virginia PTAP manages two additional satellite procurement centers in the Commonwealth. To find out if we offer counseling services in your area, visit our locations page to to sign up.

All centers provide services that help business do business with government at the federal, state, and local level.

The workshop, Fundamentals of Government Cost Accounting, will cover the following:

  • Major Contract types
  • Direct and Indirect cost
  • Cost Accumulation Structure
  • Indirect Cost Pools
  • Indirect Rates
  • Accounting for Unallowables
  • DCAA Accounting Systems Survey checklist
  • Accounting Policy and Procedures
  • Accounting & timesheet software options for contractors

How to set up your QuickBooks file to help you pass DCAA Accounting system review

  • How to Setup chart of accounts to segregate direct and indirect cost
  • How to segregate and capture FAR 31.205 related Unallowables cost
  • How to set up payroll to track direct and indirect labor
  • How to generate labor distribution report
  • How to setup customer, project, task to track revenue and direct cost by project
  • How to capture direct cost by project and run job cost report

This class is taught by MillerMusmar CPAs, a full service, performance-driven CPA firm. MillerMusmar CPAs offer cost-effective and responsive service clients to provide management-friendly tax advice and creative solutions to complex problems government contractors face every day.

 Kellie Peterson (703) 277-7750
 Virginia PTAP – Northern Virginia
 MEC-Leesburg, 202 Church Street, SE, Rm 107, Leesburg VA 20175-3031


May 7, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Virginia PTAP
(703) 277-7757
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Mason Enterprise Center-Loudoun
202 Church St
Leesburg, VA 20175
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