DCAA Compliant Accounting 

Government Contract Accounting Services by ReliAscent

ReliAscent is the nation's premier Government contract accounting and consulting firm, specializing in: FAR & DCAA compliant accounting and bookkeeping, government contract management, and outsourced CFO services for contractors and grantees.  ReliAscent has extensive experience with all Federal Government agencies and is also familiar with the CFR, OMB and other regulations that govern some awards. Our team has a collective experience of over 200 years in government awards and compliance with each agency's requirements.

Our experts help contractors and grantees set up and maintain compliant accounting systems (meeting Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation supplements, Code of Federal Regulations, Office of Management & Budget, DCAA, and other applicable regulations). From installing your system, to monthly accounting services and contract management, our experts handle it all---no matter which Government Agency you contract with.

What is DCAA Compliance?

Compliance means your accounting system must have several components: a compliant general ledger system, a timekeeping system that meets DCAA timekeeping requirements, a way to calculate indirect billing rates and a method of generating subsidiary job cost reports, etc.  This system must be well defined with supporting policies and procedures (to learn more about the components of a compliant accounting system, download our white paper: "A Quick Guide to the DCAA Compliant Accounting System - Understanding the SF1408"). 

There are many options when it comes to accounting software (and ReliAscent can help you select the most economical and best fit for your business), but most small business contractors rely on QuickBooks™, as it is affordable and easy to use. While QuickBooks™ is not compliant out-of-the-box, the QuickBooks™ file can be structured in a manner that supports government requirements as well as setting up a number of external, "satellite" systems to make a  system that is compliant. Visit our Accounting System Setup/Install page,to learn more about the process. 

After the system is installed/brought into compliance, contractors choose how to operate and maintain the system.  While most prefer to simply outsource their accounting to our team of experts, there are many options available to contractors, and ReliAscent can tailor our services to best fit the needs and budget of every client. To learn more about our accounting services and packages, click here now!

DoE, NIH & NSF Accounting

ReliAscent also provides compliant accounting services for government contractors and grantees working with the DoE, HHS/NIH, NSF and other agencies, as each has its own set of requirements. In particular, ReliAscent specializes in accounting services for NSF SBIR winners and grantees. For Ph I grantees, we set up a compliant accounting & timekeeping system, and can also provide periodic compliance checks.  For grantees preparing proposals for Ph II, our experts help companies with their pricing proposals, and also prepare for the CAAR Review. To learn more about our other Federal Agency compliant accounting services, visit our Agencies page, or contact us today!

Government Contract Management

Proper Government Contract Management is often difficult for small business government contractors- especially those new to contracting. Federal Contracts and Grants can be very complex and difficult to understand for the uninitiated.  ReliAscent has hundreds of years experience in Federal Government Awards management & administration and can help companies navigate this difficult myriad of regulations.  FAR compliance is something that ReliAscent specializes in.

Outsourced CFO Services

Many small businesses cannot afford the services of a knowledgeable CFO and yet this critical job function is needed more than ever at a small and growing business.  A CFO experienced with government contracting can skillfully manage indirect rates to maximize growth opportunities for the company.  Outsourcing an experienced ReliAscent CFO to work for your company can bring these benefits to realization.