Government Contractor Breakfast - Evaluating GovCon Accounting Packages

When:  Jul 10, 2018 from 07:00 AM to 09:30 AM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter

Glenn Anstead of Raffa and Mark Hoffman will present: “Evaluating GovCon Accounting Packages; An agnostic framework for evaluating accounting software for government contractors.” The presentation will be an interactive session on the major considerations for evaluating accounting software packages and how you can compare packages to each other and to your requirements. Our discussions will be not be focused on any specific software systems. This is not a sales demo! Instead, as Sy Syms used to say, “an educated consumer is our best customer!”

Topics to be covered include:

  • Identifying weaknesses, work-arounds, and deficiencies before software selection, NOT during implementation.
  • Typical user requirements for accounting systems
  • Requirement unique to GovCon users
  • Considering the underlying software platform/technology
  • Evaluating interoperability with other systems
  • User interface drives system acceptance and data error rates
  • Output and Reporting - the critical function that is often overlooked

Time: Doors open at 7:00 AM, Speaker starts at 8:00 AM, done by 9:30 AM.

 Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22182. Please check the 17th Floor receptionist to find our room, and get your parking validated

 Sponsor: Access National Bank is a Gold Sponsor of the Government Contractor Breakfasts, allowing us to host the events at the Tower Club for a reasonable price.

Registration Price: $30 prepaid or $35 cash or check at the door. Either way, please click the button below to preregister. Your advance registration helps us to ensure that the room size is adequate.

 Benefits: 1 hour of CPE, along with a breakfast buffet.

 IMA Government Contractor Breakfast Yahoo Group: - Read all about us here!

 Speaker Biographies:


Glenn Anstead is a Partner with Raffa, PC, a locally based CPA firm with offices in Washington DC and Rockville, MD. Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 30 years practical experience in accounting, government contracting, and systems consulting for commercial and non-profit organizations involved in federal funded contracts, grants and awards. His areas of expertise are system evaluations, system design implementation, and project management.


Mark Hoffman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM). Mark has over forty years of practical experience in accounting, compliance, contracts, and project management for commercial enterprises and not-for-profit organizations involved in US Government programs. His areas of expertise include procurement regulations, cost/price proposals, cost accounting, contract/subcontract administration, and compliance strategies.



Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Tysons, VA 22182