Recently there has been a trend in the business world to outsource certain business functions in order to make a more efficient operation and/or save cost of operation. In years past there was little consideration given to outsourcing accounting functions because the financial numbers were so proprietary to the business and the fear of security of this information being compromised. With the advent of secure cloud computing this fear started to relax a little bit and there has been a general trend in the accounting world toward using cloud computing and storage with more confidence and security. The recent pandemic has helped reshape opinions on the ability and security of remote operations.Read More
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Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:42 AM
Topics: government contracting, Business Strategy, Outsourced Accounting, Growing your Government Contracting Business, Financial Strategy for Government Contractors, outsourced accounting for government contractors
Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 @ 03:13 PM
Small Businesses pursuing non-dilutive funding through the National Science Foundation's SBIR/STTR program must pass a financial review prior to receiving a Phase II award. This is known as a Financial Review and CAP review. There are also requirements placed on the Phase II awardee by the award document and many small businesses are unfamiliar with both the process and the requirements for accounting and financial systems during the performance of the award. I will try here to outline briefly (a 30,000 foot view) what is required by the NSF and why.Read More
Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 @ 09:00 AM
There are several things to consider when a small business contemplates outsourcing its government contract accounting work. One consideration is the cost and experience of the people to do the work. Another consideration is the amount of “opportunity cost” that the company will incur. It is easy to measure the first and not as straight-forward to measure the second. Both considerations should be evaluated to determine what is the best return for the business.Read More
Topics: DCAA Compliant Accounting, government contract accounting, DCAA compliant accounting services, dcaa outsourced accounting services, cost to outsource dcaa compliant accounting, outsourced accounting for government contractors
As we have all seen from the happenings of this strange year in 2020, there are a number of negative effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, and millions of people that have lost income streams and jobs. These are serious and depressing news stories. Then there are the other issues that may be related to people that are tired of being quarantined in their homes that they take risks that they don't realize when they return to the "public lifestyle". So, what are the positives so far from this pandemic? I started to think about this the other day and came up with several positives when I thought about how ReliAscent has reacted to the pandemic. I'm sure if you stop and think, you will realize the same in areas that are close to you.Read More
There have been some shifts in policy at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) over the last couple of years that are starting to be evident to the outside world. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required several changes at the DCAA including:Read More