DCAA Compliance Blog

Your Source for DCAA News and Information for Contractors

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.  

In our DCAA Blog, we discuss the latest government contracting news from the Federal Government, the DCAA, and DCMA, as well as promotions offered by ReliAscent, and helpful tools and resources for contractors.

We hope you will visit and take part in the discussions on our blog on a regular basis. If you ever have any questions or would like to discuss how our experts can help, do not hesitate to contact us at any time!  


 

Government Contractors Need More Than "Just an Accounting Firm"

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

When you decide that you need expert help in Government Contracting, what do you look for in a partner?  Do you want someone with experience running a small business like yours?  Does the depth and breadth of experience really matter?  Are there other factors besides just having your accounting system comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulations?

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Topics: Outsourced CFO, government contract management, DCAA Compliant Accounting, DCAA Accounting Systems


Government Contractor CFO's 101 (Part VII) - Cashflow Management II: Navigating the Government Payment System

Posted by Dave Donley on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 08:50 AM

CFO Cashflow Management - Part II

CFO’s in the government contracting environment will learn it’s no easy feat knowing how and when to get paid. These terms are spelled out in each contract or grant which may include some of the following methods:

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Topics: Outsourced CFO, WAWF, Wide Area Workflow, outsourced cfo services


Government Contractor CFO's 101 (Part VI) - Risk Management II

Posted by Dave Donley on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

CFO Risk Management– Part II

In our introduction to risk management, understanding the regulatory environment a firm finds itself in was a critical first step for any CFO. For a deeper understanding on how this affects a business, let’s assume you’re a small business (according to the Small Business Administration) having a prime cost-plus type contract. What are the risks involved that the CFO should be aware of?

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Topics: Indirect billing rates, Outsourced CFO, Indirect rates, cfo for government contractors, outsourced cfo services


Government Contractor CFO's 101 (Part V) - Indirect Rates

Posted by Dave Donley on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 01:37 PM

Indirect Rates - "What's a Good Indirect Rate?"

CFO Forecasting – Part II

In a prior blog in our series on CFO's for Government Contractors, we emphasized the importance the CFO’s role in establishing job cost accounting and developing an indirect rate structure that’s suitable for a particular business. Once the mechanics of an adequate government contract accounting system is established, we’re often asked…

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Topics: Indirect billing rates, Outsourced CFO, Indirect rates, cfo for government contractors, outsourced cfo services


Government Contractor CFO's 101 (Part IV) - Economic Forecasting & Modeling I

Posted by Dave Donley on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 08:51 AM

Economic forecasting and modeling are CFO responsibilities that take on a vital role in the government contracting environment. CFO’s in this market must understand the sometimes arcane cost allowability rules and operate on margins typically thinner than most commercial enterprises. In this case, a skillful CFO can have a positive influence on profitability.

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Topics: Outsourced CFO, outsourced cfo services, economic forecasting, government contractor cfo, economic modeling