Join us for this important and timely virtual training event in which instructor Dan Purvine will discuss critical current issues affecting A/E firm overhead rates and CPA firm indirect cost rate audits. Topics will include the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on A/E firm overhead rates, allowability of costs incurred in response to the pandemic, and other common issues encountered in the development of A/E firm overhead rates and review of those rates by state DOTs. Dan will discuss fundamental FAR Part 31 cost principles and how to apply them to 2021 and 2022 costs. Topics will also include the potential longer-term effects of these issues on A/E firm public sector contracts. This training event will be presented in two 3-hour sessions (each with a short break) over two days. Representatives from WSDOT will also be on hand to discuss their processes.
Who will benefit: A/E firms developing an overhead rate, whether audited or not, and CPA firms performing indirect cost rate audits of A/E firms
About the Speaker
Dan Purvine, President, A/E Clarity Consulting and Training, LLC
Dan Purvine is the President of A/E Clarity Consulting and Training, a firm that specializes in helping A/E firms to navigate the complex rules and regulations applicable to state, federal, and local agency contracts. Dan brings to this role over 15 years of experience in the A/E industry as the Vice President of Finance and Accounting for a large engineering firm. Dan has been providing A/E industry training through A/E Clarity since 2012 and has trained thousands of people in architecture and engineering firms, CPA firms and public agencies. Dan is the former chair of the ACEC National Audit Subcommittee and continues to work closely with FHWA and AASHTO in his consulting role with ACEC to achieve uniform application of FAR Part 31 and the AASHTO Audit Guide, and to better address the needs of A/E firms nationwide. He has been heavily involved in the development of the AASHTO Audit Guide and the National Compensation Matrix, and works closely with the AASHTO Audit Guide Taskforce to continually improve the Guide as a tool for A/E firms, State DOTs, and CPAs.
A/E Clarity provides training and consulting services and through a related CPA firm, D. L. Purvine, CPA, PLLC, Dan and his team perform overhead audits for clients nationwide. Dan also served as the 2015-16 Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and is a member of the AICPA Council.