What is an Adequate Accounting System? 10 Questions to Determine if Your Accounting System is Adequate for Government Contracts

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In many cases, having an “adequate accounting system” is an integral part of successfully winning and performing on Federal contracts. Many companies find it challenging to determine when accounting system requirements are triggered and how to navigate obtaining a determination of adequacy.  Our clients and prospects unanimously have the same questions.  Since these questions are…

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Key DCAA Terms to Understand for Contractors

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The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), part of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), performs  audits of DoD contractors to ensure the best value for money the agency spends on defense contracting. As part of its auditing services, DCAA will review a contractor’s accounting and business systems to ensure the contractor is able to…

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What Happens During a Pre-Award Survey With DCAA?

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If you’re a contractor who has submitted a proposal to work with the Department of Defense (DoD), you will have an audit done by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) before the contract is awarded. A Pre-Award Audit typically includes the audit of the pricing in the proposal the contractor submitted as well as a…

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How to Prepare for DCAA Pre-Award Survey

How to Prepare for the Pre-Award Survey

If you are new to government contracting, prior to being awarded a flexibly priced contract, your contracting officer will request that DCAA perform a Pre-Award Survey to ensure your accounting system is adequate to account for government contracts. As you’re bidding on contracts, you’ll frequently be asked to provide a copy of an audit by…

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Navigating COVID-19 as Government Contractors

I invite you to read my first article on LinkedIn. This guide for government contractors answers many of the questions surrounding COVID-19 relief. Misinformation is everywhere. Get the facts here. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/navigating-covid-19-government-contractors-eubanks-cpa-cgma-cma/ We are in this together. Find all business funding-related information from the US Government around COVID-19 here: Business Support Government Contracting Accounting System Assessment…

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Murky Waters for Government Contractors Receiving PPP Funds

Government contractors, constantly vigilant and monitoring compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations are faced with unprecedented uncertainty and questions surrounding acceptance of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and payments under Section 3610 of the CARES Act. Contractors must consider a) the ban against ‘double dipping’ of funds and b) must also consider that loan forgiveness under the PPP may be interpreted as a credit due back to the government in accordance with FAR 31.201-1 (a).

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