With the government contracting climate changing, there is no such thing as business as usual. The federal government’s reduction in budgetary spending and an overall shift in organizational leadership have lead to a historical increase in mergers and acquisitions. Larger businesses are acquiring smaller businesses as a strategy to increase market share and beat the competition.

This workshop discusses the pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions and provides an accounting and compliance perspective to managing contracts acquired through the process. The three key areas to consider before, during and after a merger or acquisition will be discussed. The workshop will address the pros and cons and communicating with the customer during a merger or acquisition and the overall impact on the contract and the customer. Finally, the workshop will address how to prepare for the closeout of a contract which was acquired through a merger and acquisition.

Featured Speaker: Lisa Anderson, President and CEO of DeAnder Associates, LLC. Lisa Anderson is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Leadership Trainer and Coach, Instructor of Government Contracting Certification Programs with George Mason University, Workshop Facilitator of small business concepts, and Author. She and her team of Government Contracting compliance gurus have supported more than 100 commercial companies and helped them with fiscal management, compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal regulations, and effective business strategies and growth. Serving as the Virtual CFO to many contractors in the industry, DeAnder Associates, under Lisa’s direction has ensured audit readiness for its clients while helping them maintain a healthy bottom line.