After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize the criteria used in determining that a cost is allowable under FAR 31.2
- Understand key aspects of cost principles associated with particular types of costs under FAR 31.205
- Identify the role of the accounting system and internal controls in identifying and segregating unallowable costs, and the need to maintain records that support the allowability of amounts proposed or billed under government contracts
- Recognize the applicability of penalties associated with failing to properly account for unallowable costs
Tom Cox is a controller for Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc. (PRU), a Brown & Brown subsidiary that offers accounting and underwriting support to the Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust, a public entity risk pool providing property and casualty insurance to local governments in Florida. Prior to joining PRU, Tom’s experience includes nearly twenty years as the chief financial officer of the Act, Corp., a not-for-profit community mental heath center in Daytona Beach, and, before that, about ten years at Ernst & Young where he was an audit manager specializing in governmental and not-for profit accounting and auditing. Tom has also been an instructor for Becker Professional Review in Orlando since 1990 and been involved with various elements of either course editing and updates or course development since 1991 including governmental auditing. A senior faculty member for the course, Tom’s duties have also included national instructor for various elements of the review program and both presentation and development of continuing professional education courses. He is a 1978 graduate of Stetson University, a member of the Institute of Management Accountants since 1980 and a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants since 1982. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
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