DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA & FAR Compliance News and Discussion

ReliAscent® LLC is the only government contract accounting firm that specializes in all aspects of government contracting compliance.  From our DCAA compliant accounting services, to monthly government contract accounting for all government agency awards, contract management & administration, and financial services & planning, our goal is to ensure the success of our clients, and all small business government contractors and grantees.  

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Does your Accounting Department Help you Succeed?

Posted by Tyler Link on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

In the depths of a pandemic and resulting massive economic upheaval across our country and the globe, government contractors and grantees are focused more than ever on simply staying afloat; keeping the lights on and the doors open. Similarly, the accounting departments or outside firms that they rely on are solely focused on the day-to-day bookkeeping and monthly accounting—the bare minimum required to ensure compliance.

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Topics: Business Strategy, cfo for government contractors, outsourced cfo services, government contract accounting, indirect rates management

FY 2015 Federal Budget Released

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The President released his FY 2015 Federal Budget proposal earlier this week.  This proposed budget will get reviewed, discussed, negotiated and beaten up over the next 6 months for sure.  This year might be a little different due to the Ryan-Murray budget deal.  I think it is worthwhile to examine what the White House considers the highlights and also to see if there are any other major impacts to government contractors.

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Topics: government contractor, Business Strategy, FY 2015 Federal Budget

Small Business Finance and Government Contracts

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 01:08 PM

I have had several discussions recently with small businesses that are concerned with finding ways to fund their small business.  Anyone that has started a business knows that certainly is one of the major concerns with starting a new business. But to someone new to this field, it can be a very frustrating exercise.  Many people assume that the funding has to come from an independently wealthy founder.  While this is certainly a way that some companies are founded but by no means is this the only way.  This is part of what is affectionately known as one of the 4 F's for financing an early stage business (Founder, Friends, Family and Fools).    Countless businesses are started with one or more of the 4 F's.  Most of the time, this type of funding is only sufficient to get the firm started or only take the firm to a certain size.  Relying on this type of financing will almost certainly limit the ultimate size of the organization.

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Topics: Business Strategy, CFO, Government Contracts, Financing, Small Business Finance

Small Business Contract Opportunities

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 02:20 PM

With all the threat out there right now from Continuing Resolution to Sequestration to more deficit reduction pressure it is hard to find the positives some times.  Certainly, there will be programs cut, there will be contracts terminated and there will be difficulty for many companies that have been doing business with the Federal Government.  It is easy to get caught up in all the negativism.  My mother used to tell me that need to look for the positives in each situation and only you can control your outlook.  I think that is good advice for us all right now.

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Topics: Government Contract, Business Strategy, Seaport-e