Construction Contractors Advanced Issues

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This course is 8.00 credits
Dale Ruther
Facility Name
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
Facility Address
1125 Boston Providence Tpke
PO Box 9102
Norwood, MA 02062-5001
Fields of Study
Accounting, Auditing, Tax
Course Level
American Institute of CPAs


Dale Ruther

Mr. Ruther is a partner with Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company, a regional firm located in Akron, Ohio. He is the partner in charge of the Construction Services Group which provides services to general contractors, subcontractors including electrical, mechanical, road and asphalt, millwork, structural steel, and developers. Dale has extensive knowledge on both the audit and the tax side. In addition, he has experience with construction claims, development of incentive performance pay packages for executive and field personnel, implementation of performance assessment systems and key performance indicators, merger and acquisition work and job costing system analyses. Dale is also the partner in charge of the firm’s tax-exempt organizations practice. His expertise is on both the audit and tax side and includes audits in accordance with OMB A-133, compensation strategies for tax-exempt organizations, benchmarking, and Form 990 compliance and planning. He was graduated magna cum laude in 1981 from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and management. Dale was with Main Hurdman (now KPMG Peat Marwick) in 1981 and 1982 prior to joining Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in late 1982 and was made a partner in 1992. Dale serves on a variety of tax-exempt organization boards including Evant, a non-profit organization that manages group homes for developmentally disabled; Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio; Nazareth Housing Development Corporation; and the Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Charitable Foundation. Dale is a past president of Big Brothers and Sisters of Akron, a former United Way Community Investment Committee member and past instructor for Junior Achievement.
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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
8:45am – 4:30pm

The construction industry comes with many advanced accounting issues, audit procedures, and tax issues, which makes construction contractor engagements inherently higher risk than other engagements. As a result, practitioners and financial professionals should be prepared to address difficult issues such as lookback calculations, measuring progress of contracts, overhead allocations, and internal controls for construction contractors. Learn about some of the most pervasive issues in the construction industry and how to identify and manage the risks inherent with construction contractor engagements.

This seminar qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1121298 Click here for more details:

Designed For

Practitioners and financial professionals in the construction industry

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives When you complete this course you will be able to: 

  •  Apply accounting and financial reporting standards to complex situations involving construction contractors. 
  •  Evaluate and perform audit processes to avoid common deficiencies in construction engagements.
  • Identify tax compliance issues unique to the construction industry.

Major Subjects

Topics Discussed 

  •  Contractor internal controls 
  •  Fraud and the contractor 
  •  Joint venture accounting 
  •  Contractor's benchmarks 
  •  Cash management for the contractor 
  •  Construction cost allocations 
  •  Assisting the financially troubled contractor
  • Audit risks
  • Deferred income taxes
  • Tax planning and AMT


Previous experience in the construction industry


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