Government Contracting Under the FAR & AASHTO Guides: Everything You Need to Know, and Then Some! (Irvine, CA)

This event qualifies for 14 CPEs

November 14, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
2-Day Event

Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport
18800 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612

Every year, firms are held liable for overhead rate errors.

And it’s no wonder, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) overhead rates are notoriously complex and loaded with tricky nuances. Correctly interpreting and applying the FAR requirements is critically important.

This year’s training sessions are updated to include the latest court cases on timekeeping and mergers and acquisitions. Additional discussion includes the 2023 Compensation Matrix and the effect this had on firm overhead.

Learn how to avoid costly errors from the authorities on FAR audits. Join SN’s FAR experts Tony Machi and Wayne Owens for this 2-day educational event where you’ll learn everything you need to know about Government Contracting audits.

Plus, earn 14 CPE credits in Accounting (Governmental).

Topics to Include, but are not limited to:

  • Overview of FAR theory and related rules
  • What the AASHTO Guide means for your firm
  • Navigating federal vs state requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities for your firm vs the state DOT vs sub-contractors

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Seating is limited. Early registration is recommended.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Tony Machi

Tony Machi, CPA, MBA, CDA


As a Manager in SN’s Government Contract Services practice area, Tony knows AE deeply, having long served at senior levels within the governmental and financial compliance function of one of the largest engineering firms in the U.S. He has become nationally recognized as a foremost expert on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) strategy and compliance and firm profitability by peers in the ACEC/AASHTO audit community.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Accounting and Finance from Duquesne University
  • MBA, Accounting from Duquesne University


  • Certified Design Accountant
  • ACEC/AASHTO Task Forces, Member

Wayne Owens

Wayne Owens, CPA, CGMA, CDA

Over his 35+ year career, T. Wayne has established himself as a respected thought leader in the architecture and engineering industry. As the founder of T. Wayne Owens & Associates, PC, Wayne honed his skills providing consulting, auditing, and financial management services for firms nationally as well as serving as CFO of an architectural firm. You can frequently find him presenting to national audiences on his favorite industry topics including AE auditing and financial management, the AASHTO Uniform Audit & Accounting Guide, FAR overhead rates, government contracting, and project accounting.


Wayne believes in doing more than just providing a service. He spends time building collaborative relationships with his clients so he can provide meaningful guidance and input. Helping firms make the best, most informed business decisions is the best part of Wayne’s job. His deep industry connections with ACEC, AIA, PSMJ, AASHTO, and state departments of transportation means that Wayne is always on the inside track with trends, regulations, and innovations that may impact your firm.


  • BS degree from Clemson University


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Certified Design Accountant (CDA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

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GSA, Federal Government

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Tue-Wed, Nov 14-15, 2023, 9:00am - 5:00pm PT


Attendee Price:  $695.00

Hilton Irvine / Orange County Airport
18800 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612
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