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Learn the fundamentals of federal contract cost accounting on your own schedule, from anywhere.

With continuing professional education courses available on demand, government contractors and accounting professionals have immediate access to in-depth training centered on compliance. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the Government's oversight of accounting for contract costs.

Cost Accounting for Government Contractors

QAS Self Study Online Training
Earn 12 CPE

Federal Government Contractors face unique regulatory compliance challenges. With knowledge of FAR and DFARS requirements and DCAA compliant accounting methods, accounting professionals and business leaders can navigate the Government's oversight of contract cost accounting, billing of contract costs, and final indirect cost rate proposals (Incurred Cost Submissions). In this course, we examine the cost accounting environment within which government contractors must comply, report, and operate.

Make QuickBooks® DCAA Compliant for Government Contracts

QAS Self Study Online Training
Earn 5 CPE

Learn how to apply federal contract cost accounting principles to a QuickBooks accounting system so you can support government contracts and pass a DCAA accounting system review. In this course, we walk you step-by-step through proven methods for configuring QuickBooks Desktop to satisfy the requirements of Standard Form 1408, the Preaward Survey of a Prospective Contractor's Accounting System. We also show you how to use an application like ICAT (Indirect Cost Allocation Tool) to satisfy the accounting system adequacy criteria that QuickBooks on its own cannot satisfy.

Online CPE Benefits

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    Master FAR accounting requirements and best practices

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    Learn with interactive, self-paced courses

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    Train your team in govcon accounting fundamentals

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    Demonstrate your knowledge with a certificate & CPE

ICAT Software Training

ICAT Tutorial Videos

Learn how to use ICAT to streamline cost accounting, automate contract reporting, and support budgeting. This series of free videos walks you through the basic setup steps and core functionality of the ICAT software for QuickBooks. (ICAT Tutorial Videos are not eligible for CPE.)