Executive Compensation: Unique Considerations for Government Contractors

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Listen to Susan Moser, Partner and Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contracting practiceDeb Walker, Compensation & Benefits Leader, and John Ford, Senior Consultant in the Firm’s Government Contracting practice discuss some of the unique considerations for government contractors around executive compensation, including financial reporting, tax considerations (both to company and employee) and allowability issues, as well as commonly asked questions.

Topics discussed include:

  • The basics: where compensation is addressed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (Part 31), reasonableness and some of the current limitations regarding executive compensation.
  • An explanation of the required disclosures regarding subcontractors for the five mostly highly compensated individuals.
  • Common executive compensation plans implemented by government contractors: bonus plans, incentive compensation plans, stock option plans, Stock appreciation rights (SARs), phantom stock and deferred compensation plans.
  • The allowability of various executive compensation plans.

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