RAS & Associates' CEO Rob Swanson to Speak at DCAA Seminar for Government Contractors

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Speakers address challenges of working with government regulations and compliance for government contractors and methods to successfully manage them

CEO of RAS & Associates, Rob Swanson will be speaking on the opening day of the DCAA Seminar for Internal Controls and DCAA Audits for Government Contractors at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA, October 18-19, 2012.

The seminar offers valuable information and strategies for businesses and contractors that deal with government contracts in several different areas including government compliance in contracting, purchasing and procurement, government finance and accounting and internal auditing.

As CEO of RAS & Associates, a leading management consulting firm, Mr. Swanson brings years of knowledge and experience working with government contractors and the special challenges of compliance combined with the already taxing demands of operating a business in today’s marketplace. He recently spoke to the DCAA Contractor Business Systems and Internal Controls Seminar in Hilton Head, South Carolina, regarding the same issues of strategy, operations, cost and compliance. Mr. Swanson presented an Integrated Compliance Approach that promotes best practice implementation for audit compliance.

New updates to the Business Systems Rule and the complexity of working with DCAA auditors in an uncertain environment makes it imperative for government contractors to determine how to maintain effective internal controls and promote compliance. Mr. Swanson joins John C. Shire, of Defense Contract Audit Agency, Neil Gardner, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Kent L. Sharp, Rolls-Royce North America, Luis A. Ambroggio II, International SOS Assistance, Inc., Joseph Cox, Sotera Defense Solutions, Jose J. Soto, Serco Inc., Amy E. Hernandez, Balfour Beatty Construction, Barry Frye, General Dynamics, Shirley Bass, IBM Global Business Services, Joel Hill, URS Corporation, Frank Kenniasty, Motorola Solutions Inc., John J. Griffin, Boeing, Diana Ororbia-Knapton, CACI International, Inc., Bryant Warren, FLUOR, and Kathryn E. James, CACI International, Inc. in a distinguished group of experts offering in depth analysis and helpful processes and strategies.

The topics on the first day of the seminar include Diagnosing Government Audit Priorities, Managing Internal Controls and Government Contractor Programs, and Analyzing Monitoring and Justifying Costs to the Government, second day topics cover Addressing and Improving Privacy and Ethical Concerns and Clarifying Procurement and Purchasing Role In The Audit Process.

RAS & Associates is pleased to join with media partners Defense Daily, LSC, QFinance, CompliancEX and Compliance Intelligence, and Marketwire in sponsoring the seminar. Participants may also earn up to 12 CLE and CPE credits for attending.

About RAS & Associates
RAS & Associates is a management consulting firm based in Denver, CO. The team at RAS & Associates has vast experience working with corporations which are subject to DFARS, need to overcome corrective action responses, or are undergoing other systems audits related to accounting, inventory, and material management. The CEO, Rob Swanson, has spoken at audit and compliance conferences to educate attendees on how to drive compliance and business performance; sometimes marrying the two. Please visit RAS & Associates at http://www.rasandassociates.com.

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