DCAA Compliance/Systems Guide

Government accounting rules are very different from the accounting principles typically used in commercial business; for those accountants and non-accountants not used to the methodology of government auditors, interacting with the DCAA can be very stressful. The DCAA requires that you can describe and demonstrate that your accounting system is operated consistently with government accounting procedures as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other regulations.

DCAA Systems Solutions offers an 80-page, two-volume, comprehensive manual that will assist in the creation of documentation for all of the major areas of your cost accounting system, and address how each area meets DCAA requirements. The manual comes as a Microsoft Word document template, allowing you to edit content, diagrams and screenshots as appropriate for your environment.


Volume 1

This volume specifically addresses how your Company meets the requirements of a compliant DCAA system. Sample Table of Contents include:

  • Executive Summary statement - Describes how the following manual is sufficient in explaining how the company’s accounting processes meet DCAA compliance. This statement should be signed by the CEO or CFO
  • Overview of DCAA Compliance Requirements - Make a statement that indicates your understanding of the requirements are as follows:
    • Direct costs are segregated from indirect costs.
    • Accumulation of costs by contract.
    • Indirect costs are allocated to cost objectives based upon benefits received, or other equitable relationship.
    • The job order cost accounting system can be reconciled with the ledger, and that the company cost accounting system is controlled by the general ledger.
    • The timekeeping system has the ability to track employees’ time spent on each work activity.
    • The cost accounting system produces appropriate reports that show the results of charges to contracts.
    • Identification of unallowable costs and segregates them in the books and records.
    • Identification of costs by contract line item.
    • Segregation of preproduction costs from production costs.

Volume 2

This volume provides the internal corporate policies on how to work within the Company’s current financial environment to continue to adhere to the compliance standards set forth in Volume 1.

Get policies on:

  • Internal Controls
  • Financial Management
  • Assets, Liabilities and Capital
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Cost Accounting
  • Labor & Timekeeping
  • Cost Estimating
  • And more!

We've done all the work for you, all you need to do is update policies that apply and remove those that do not.

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