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A/E Clarity leads the series of NHI training courses on the AASHTO Audit Guide, setting a new standard for training and education on FAR compliance, related regulations, and auditing of A/E firm indirect cost rates. These courses are designed to bring A/E firms, state DOTs, CPA firms, and federal and local agencies to a common understanding of the AASHTO Audit Guide and related issues. We are developing new courses all the time, including both live and web-based courses.

A key goal at A/E Clarity is to empower A/E firms through better understanding of the rules and regulations supporting your government contracting objectives. We believe strongly that firms that understand these rules will be more successful in winning and negotiating financially successful contracts and developing long-lasting, positive relationships with state, local and federal agency clients.

Proper training for your staff is critical to managing risk. We can assist you by developing and presenting training courses tailored to your needs. Whether it’s for your executives or your accounts payable staff, we can provide the training you need to support your successful government contracting efforts.

A/E Clarity’s team of instructors are some of the leading experts in the nation on the FAR, indirect cost rate audits, government contracting, and application of the AASHTO Audit Guide. Where many firms focus on federal contracting, our team has unique experience and expertise in the needs of A/E firms specific to contracting with State DOTs and local agencies. Our instructors include current and former State DOT auditors, A/E firm executives, CPAs performing overhead audits, and government contracting consultants.

See our upcoming trainings

Current Developments in A/E Firm Indirect Cost Rates

Oct 1 2018 - 8:00am to Oct 2 2018 - 4:30pm
4701 Northshore Drive North Little Rock, AR 72118

Join us for this timely and informative course where instructor Dan Purvine will teach you the latest developments in key areas affecting A/E firm indirect cost rates. Using a practical and interactive approach, he will cover the information you need to know to develop a FAR-compliant indirect cost rate and to meet the necessary requirements to achieve state DOT approval of that rate.

Current Developments in A/E Firm Indirect Cost Rates

Oct 4 2018 - 8:30am to Oct 5 2018 - 4:30pm
612 Clarion Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Join us for this timely and informative course where instructor Dan Purvine will teach you the latest developments in key areas affecting A/E firm indirect cost rates. Using a practical and interactive approach, he will cover the information needed to develop a FAR-compliant indirect cost rate and meet the necessary requirements to achieve state DOT approval of that rate.

Time for a Tune Up?

08/08/2018 - 11:30am


Summer is going by fast, and I hope all of you are getting a chance to take a break, go on vacation, and spend time with family and friends. 

This is also the time of year when many of you are going through the annual review of your overhead rate by one or more state DOTs. 

Supporting a Successful Overhead Rate Audit in 2018

12/21/2017 - 8:09am

Today's blog is geared toward audit clients of D. L. Purvine, CPA, PLLC. We'd like to take the opportunity to bring you information on current events and ideas that will help you to better understand FAR, improve your processes, and be more prepared for a smooth overhead rate audit.  If there are topics that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, please let us know!