CPE Self-Study

Construction Contractors: Accounting, Auditing, and Tax

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The construction industry is one of the most unique when it comes to being in compliance with the various accounting and auditing standards. This course examines the most recent updates and key issues impacting construction accounting, auditing, and taxation. Find out what these developments mean for you, your company, or your clients.

In addition, this course explores the relationship between the contractor and the surety. With construction activity increasing after the recession, it is more important than ever for you to be on top of the very latest in accounting, auditing, and tax changes for the construction industry.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Provide efficient, high-quality audit and review services to construction clients
  • Apply up-to-date GAAP accounting methods applicable to construction contractors
  • Identify new and key tax issues and how to apply them

Key Topics

  • Contract accounting
  • Contractor financial statements
  • Working with a surety
  • Audit planning and procedures
  • Long-term contracts
  • Tax accounting for construction contractors
  • Taxation for small to large contractors

Who Will Benefit?

  • New staff to experienced staff with construction clients

System Requirements

About the Authors

Andrew Copeland, CPA

Dale A. Ruther

Dale A. Ruther, CPA, CIT, CDS, CCIFP

Akron, Ohio

Mr. Ruther is a partner with Bober Markey Fedorovich & Company, a regional firm located in Akron, Ohio. He is 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 has attained the designations for Construction Industry Technician (CIT), Construction Document Specialist (CDS), and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).

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) and the Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Charitable Foundation. Dale is a past president of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Akron, a former United Way Community Investment Committee member, and a past instructor for Junior Achievement.

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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