Government Contractor Breakfast - How to Prepare for Various DCAA/DCMA audits

When:  Nov 12, 2019 from 07:00 AM to 09:30 AM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter

Prepay now for a discount to the November 12th IMA/VSCPA Government Contractor Breakfast, where Javier Diaz and Curt Smith of Cherry Bekaert will present "How to Prepare for Various DCAA/DCMA audits."


We’ve all been there… you are completing the daily tasks to keep your business running like a well-oiled machine, when you get notified that DCAA will be performing an audit.  Although an audit is always stressful, it is even more taxing when you’re not prepared.  Cherry Bekaert will provide insight on how to prepare for various types of DCAA/DCMA audits.

What you will learn:

  • General best practices
  • Preparing for Accounting System audit
  • Preparing for Purchasing System audit
  • Preparing for Proposal audit
  • Preparing for Incurred Cost audit


Please mark your calendars for this upcoming breakfast as well. Please let me know what topics you would like to see in the next season, or if you have a speaker recommendation.


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Time: Doors open at 7:00 AM, Speaker starts at 8:00 AM, done by 9:30 AM.


Location: Tower Club (, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22182. Please check the 17th Floor receptionist to find our room, and get your parking validated.


Sponsor: Atlantic Union Bank ( is a Gold Sponsor of the Government Contractor Breakfasts, allowing us to host the events at the Tower Club for a reasonable price. 


Registration & Price: $30 prepaid or $35 cash or check at the door. Either way, please preregister here: Your advance registration helps us to ensure that the room size is adequate. 


Benefits: 1 hour of CPE, along with a breakfast buffet. 


IMA/VSCPA Government Contractor Breakfast Yahoo Group: •        Read all about us here! 


Speaker Biography:


Javier Diaz, Manager, Advisory Services


As a Manager based in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C., practice, Javier provides technical solutions and financial and resource management to clients throughout the government contracting sector. His responsibilities involve helping clients with government contract compliance and business performance of accounting systems, which includes audits of estimating systems, purchasing systems, proposal audits, incurred cost submissions, and determining the allowability, allocability, and reasonableness for the recovery of costs under U.S. government contracts.

Since 2009, Javier has performed auditing services for clients throughout the aerospace and defense, energy, professional services and construction industries. Javier’s background includes serving as an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), where he independently planned, performed and documented audits according to the Government Auditing Standards and U.S. generally accepted auditing standards.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Javier served as a manager with the Government Contractor Services practice of a Big Four firm. In this capacity, he performed numerous government contract regulatory compliance advisory engagements. In addition, Javier completed business system reviews related to direct and indirect costs, and developed gap analyses to assist government contractors identify potential control weaknesses and meet compliance with FAR, DFARS, and Cost Accounting Standards.



Curt Smith, Manager


As a Manager with Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group, Curt focuses on advisory services to government contractors. He provides consulting services to federal contractors regarding accounting system compliance, forward pricing proposals, incurred cost submissions, indirect rate structure development and overall audit support.

Possessing over 12 years of experience, Curt has extensive knowledge of and experience with applying Federal Acquisition Regulation and Cost Accounting Standards in numerous contractor environments and to many types of costs. He has a thorough understanding of contractors’ cost structures and accounting and business environments which has prepared him well to serve and advocate for clients to the government.

Before joining Cherry Bekaert, Curt worked as a Senior Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for 12 years where he served both in a resident office auditing corporate office and segment costs of a large defense contractor and in a branch

office where he conducted a variety of audits of small to medium size contractors. He performed pre-award accounting system surveys, labor floor checks and audits of large proposed and incurred labor and material costs and corporate benefit plans. He also supported procurement fraud investigations and served as a guest instructor at the DCAA Defense Contract Audit Institute and as facilitator of an ad hoc committee drafting performance standards for DCAA forensic accountants.




Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Suite 1700
Tysons, VA 22182