Decosimo Provides Accounting And Tax Updates At Government Contracting Conference

Saturday, September 08, 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. 


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