Deltek Costpoint Chat - October 31, 2022

It has been a busy and exciting third quarter here at Redstone GCI! We have become both a certified Costpoint GCCM implementation partner with Deltek and an approved Deltek Pro Bookkeeper partner! Somehow, we are already in the final quarter of the fiscal year, and it looks to be a quarter full of new opportunities and year end preparations.

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Graduate to Deltek Costpoint by Leveraging Industry-Specific Accounting Expertise

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As a small business you know all too well the challenges of managing your back-office accounting activities with limited resources. The headache that comes with reconciling data from an entry-level third-party accounting tool and trying to maintain governmental compliance standards, while being prepared for a contract audit at any time, can be overwhelming for a small finance team.

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Deltek Costpoint Chat - July 28, 2022

Wow! It’s hard to believe half the year is already over. Summertime brings great outdoor time in the sun, much needed vacations, and a slowdown period of accounting deadlines. Hopefully, the hustle and bustle of year end closing, audits and Incurred Cost Submission are now complete and the summer months can provide valuable work time to catch up with any back burner projects, as well as an opportunity to get a head start on upcoming year-end needs. Here are some suggestions for your third quarter focus:

  • Reconciliations
  • Backlog
  • Training
  • Government Fiscal Year Preparedness
  • Schedule FUN Time!
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Deltek Costpoint Chat - April 29, 2022

Now that year end and quarter 1 is behind us, what is next? If you guessed Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), you are correct. June 1st is fast approaching and there are a few housekeeping items you can do to ensure that your accounting team has an efficient and painless process ahead of them.

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Common Deltek Costpoint Questions and Complaints (Part 2)

Heather Stroud is a Senior Consultant in the Deltek Costpoint group at Redstone Government Consulting. She works primarily in the Accounting, Projects, and Planning modules. The Costpoint Group works with our clients to implement Costpoint, create customized Costpoint training, and assist with day-to-day processing. Redstone’s President, Asa Gilliland and Heather Stroud are going to sit down to go over some common Costpoint questions and complaints we hear from our clients.

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Common Deltek Costpoint Questions and Complaints (Part 1)

Heather Stroud is a Senior Consultant in the Deltek Costpoint group at Redstone Government Consulting. She works primarily in the Accounting, Projects, and Planning modules. The Costpoint Group works with our clients to implement Costpoint, create customized Costpoint training, and assist with day-to-day processing. Redstone’s President, Asa Gilliland and Heather Stroud are going to sit down to go over some common Costpoint questions and complaints we hear from our clients.

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Deltek Costpoint Chat - October 28, 2021

The Redstone GCI Costpoint group recently attended a Deltek partner meeting to learn more about the changes coming in the latest 8.1 version release. A highly requested feature from our client base, this update contains real time integration of data between Costpoint and Time & Expense. The system will no longer need to pass data back and forth for UDTs (User Defined Tables) 1-11, which include the major master data of Account, Project, PLC, Pay Type, and Organization.

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What to Expect in a Full DCAA DFARS Business System Audit of Your Accounting System

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A full DCAA Business System Audit can be the longest and one of the most difficult audits a government contractor can experience. To provide some perspective, at a recent audit of one of our clients, DCAA sent 15 auditors to perform the audit. In general, our experience is that these audits take 12 months to over 18 months for DCAA to perform.

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Overview of the Deltek Costpoint Planning Module

Deltek Costpoint Planning provides access to up-to-date, accurate information for developing, adjusting, auditing, approving, and re-forecasting project budgets and annual operating plans. We usually see three types of users in the Planning module: Business Development, Project Managers, and Project Control/Financial Analysts. Business Development users have access to develop new business budgets. Project Managers can create project budgets and run meaningful reports allowing them to make real time decisions and properly manage their programs. Project control/financial analysts can develop organization budgets and reconcile corporate and project budgets more accurately to better forecast their indirect rates.

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Topics: Compliant Accounting Infrastructure, Proposal Cost Volume Development & Pricing, Deltek Costpoint

Costpoint Payroll Year End Preparations

As we approach the third quarter of the year, now is a good time to review your payroll setup and wages for accuracy. I often find that whether the client is a seasoned payroll processor, or new to Costpoint and payroll in general, there can be errors in wages that are not obvious in day-to-day processing. There are numerous actions you can take to prepare for a smooth year end. For example, start by ordering forms early in the last quarter of the year. Many sources for W2s, 1099s, ACA forms, etc. will sell out in January. Also, be sure to register for access to the Social Security Administration for W2 upload since this process can be time consuming waiting on the access codes to be snail mailed.

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