DCAA COMPLIANCE BLOG

Government Contract Accounting & Compliance News for Small Businesses

Year-end change: Government Approved Accounting System

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If you are a small business, working with funds from awards from the Federal Government and you don't know if your accounting system is compliant with government regulations such as the FAR, you should...

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DCAA Accounting Software for Government Contract Accounting

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Government Contract Accounting - Software 

Many small businesses are overwhelmed when they begin their first government contract.  The ability to pass a DCAA audit for an accounting system is daunting....

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Government Cost Accounting Basics

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Identifying and allocating costs on government jobs is a big part of the government's concern about the contractor's accounting systems.  The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) specify that "Before...

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Structure your Federal Government Accounting System Wisely

I was talking with a prospect the other day and he mentioned something that I think we all tend to overlook from time to time.  He mentioned a problem that he had encountered with the DCAA relative to...

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DCAA Compliant Accounting Systems for very small companies

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Funding a small start-up business is one of the most difficult hurdles a new business owner faces.  At this point the financing options are limited.  Usually either the 4 F's (Founder, Family, Friends &...

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Can I use QuickBooks for Government accounting?

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Many people think that to be compliant with DCAA requirements you cannot use QuickBooks for your accounting system.  While QuickBooks is not designed to meet the FAR and DCAA requirements (it is not a...

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Indirect Rates Management

I talked about this topic a couple of years ago on the Tech Biz blog.  I think it is important enough to re-post and re-visit now. 

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Should I outsource my government contract accounting?

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This question may come up many times in a small business.  It may start out even more basic as "Do I need an Accountant?".  As you can see from the referenced article, there are many sound reasons to...

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