What Are The Top Ten DCAA Audit Triggers?

Find out the top 10 reasons why the DCAA will audit you. Try to avoid these! 1. Inability to provide document traceability 2. Allocations not posted to Contracts or unavailable in standard reports. 3. Failure to Follow the DCAA recommended Timekeeping Policy 4. Incompatibility of records, often from inclusion of unallowable costs 5. Revisit the […]

What Are the DCAA Guidelines?

The DCAA Contract Audit Manual includes all of the DCAA’s guidelines. It is an instruction book for auditors who work on behalf the government. It discusses standards for auditing, how to plan for an audit, cost accounting standards, auditing of estimates and proposals, statistical sampling techniques for audits, who can obtain audit reports, how they’re […]

Top 4 Ways to Prevent a DCAA Audit?

Revisit the DCAA Contract Audit Manual (CAM) relative to internal controls. The CAM is the DCAA playbook and available free on the DCAA website. Now would be the ideal time to identify and confront any material organizational or operational weakness in your accounting system. If management is still skeptical, turn around and show them the […]

Where are the DCAA offices located?

There is a Headquarters Office and five regional offices which manage 300 Field Audit Offices and suboffices throughout the US and abroad. The Headquarters is located at: 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, which is near Washington D.C.

Where can I get a copy of the DCAA Manual?

The DCAA manual is available on an indefinite subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Order Processing Code: 5852, phone (202) 512-1800 or fax (202) 512-2250. You can also find it online: DCAA Manual