Rachel has more than 20 years of experience supporting government contractors. As a senior manager in the Government Contracting Advisory practice, Rachel is responsible for managing outsourced accounting services for government contracting clients and other accounting system related services. She leads DHG’s team that provides hands-on back office accounting to include: timekeeping, payroll, cash flow management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, customer invoicing, general ledger, month end close, financial and project budgeting and reporting.
Rachel uses her accounting and financial management skills, including knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) guidance to assist clients in performing and maintaining compliant accounting practices and records for this very regulated industry. She has the ability to analyze and streamline accounting/business processes, is well versed in multiple systems knowledge and has been involved in numerous system conversions. Rachel’s hands-on focus helps her to provide management with a strategic outlook, problem solve with collaborative leadership style and excellent interpersonal skills. Her focus is on providing effective, back office support so that clients can focus on their unique competencies that generate revenue.
Rachel advises company executives and helps to solve financial management issues by drawing upon her extensive business and government contracting experience. This includes cost reduction strategies, streamlining accounting and finance processes and cash management improvements. She can also draw upon her thorough understanding of how to budget, manage and structure indirect rates to maximize cost efficiencies for business organizations. This includes DCAA submission requirements from provisional billing rates to incurred cost submissions.
Rachel’s experience includes working with multiple accounting systems and participating on system conversions and implementations. As such, she is well-versed in providing implementation guidance and assistance. Additionally, Rachel and her team are involved with installing accounting systems for small businesses and providing on-going training and support. Rachel believes that the accounting system, fully implemented and utilized, leads to efficiencies that can provide management with the necessary tools to make timely business decisions.