Decosimo Provides Accounting And Tax Updates At Government Contracting Conference

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Decosimo, a Chattanooga-based Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, will be providing accounting and tax updates to government contractors at the 6th Annual Rocket City GovCon Conference hosted by Solvability at the Jackson Conference Center in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 20.

Decosimo’s Tax Director John Henegar, CPA, CMA, will be presenting “New Tax Provisions of the Healthcare Law” and Principals Ken Conner, CPA and Robert Belcher, CPA will co-present “GAAP Affecting Government Contracting” at the conference.

Solvability’s GovCon Conference, sponsored for the second consecutive year by Decosimo, offers a full day of practical and educational topics focused on helping government contractors with specialized practices inherent in federal government contracting. 

John Henegar, a certified public accountant and certified management accountant, has more than 30 years experience in tax practice. A former IRS field agent and corporate controller, Mr. Henegar has spent the last 13 years in public accounting focusing on federal and state tax planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals and companies operating in a variety of industries.

Ken Conner, a certified public accountant who leads Decosimo’s Huntsville office,  has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance roles. Mr. Conner provides clients with objective and practical financial advice, and effectively coordinates assurance, tax, due diligence and valuation services provided by Decosimo.  Specializing in transaction advisory, his clients benefit from his experience in preparing forecasts, advising mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as his knowledge of facilitating problem resolutions within joint ventures and from his ability to arrange financing for established entities and startup companies alike.

Robert Belcher, a certified public accountant, has provided audit and accounting services for publicly and privately held businesses, as well as governmental entities, for nearly 30 years. Mr. Belcher has significant experience providing financial due diligence and other merger and acquisition services to a large variety of businesses. His audit clients include government contractors, government entities, manufacturers in the textile, food, furniture, construction, printing, portrait studios and carpet sectors, as well as brokerage and investment firms.

Founded in 1971, Decosimo is a nationally recognized firm perennially ranked as a Top 100 accounting and business advisory services firm by Accounting Today.  The regional firm has office locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio; and Huntsville, Ala. as well as in the Cayman Islands.  Each of Decosimo’s offices provides a full range of tax, assurance and advisory services to a wide array of industries. 



TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study, Revealing Increases Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report on Friday, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime ... (click for more)

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. Of Risk Services, John Seidl

Reliance Partners announced the addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Mr. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance.   As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Mr. Seidl is well-versed in the transportation insurance space. He ... (click for more)

Federal Funding Allocated For Future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries announced the receipt of the $26,224,263 award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Veterans Home Grants program today. The grant will provide the federal funding needed to build the future Bradley County ... (click for more)

VA Issues Water And Road Traffic Cautions In Areas Of Savannah Creek, Harrison Bay And Chickamauga Marina

The Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing water and road traffic cautions for transmission line work that will span from just north of Savannah Creek to Chickamauga Dam. This work is part of several projects to upgrade TVA’s transmission system to ensure continued delivery of 99.999 percent reliable power. Area residents should expect to see helicopters working in this area ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)