Derek Boyd

Derek Boyd



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Derek Boyd is a partner in the government contractor advisory services practice of Baker Tilly.

Derek has more than 15 years of experience working with and for government contractors in a variety of industries, including technology, professional services, aerospace and healthcare. Derek assists government contractors on a wide range of business issues and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Derek was the director of government compliance for a major government contractor.

  • Supports clients to design and implement compliance programs to meet regulatory requirements throughout the life cycle of a government contract from proposal preparation to contract close-out
  • Aids clients in government audits and negotiations, including responding to Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) audit reports and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) final determinations
  • Analyzes complex accounting system data from various software platforms (including Deltek Costpoint and SAP) for multiple government contractors using this data to analyze overall financial health of contractors, complete required regulatory findings such as incurred cost submissions, and conduct statistically valid unallowable cost testing pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 31 cost principles
  • Supports clients to develop indirect cost rate structures, cost accounting systems and contract pricing which comply with FAR, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other regulations specific to the clients’ contracts.
  • Assesses clients’ compliance with CAS requirements, including negotiating cost accounting practice changes, resolving CAS non-compliances and preparing cost impact analyses and disclosure statements
  • Conducts reviews of contractor business systems for compliance DFARS requirements, helping to prepare contractors for system demonstrations and walkthroughs support DCAA and DCMA audits, including documenting detailed corrective action plans to address any audit findings
  • Develops termination settlement proposals to support government contractor’s recovery of all reasonable costs resulting from terminations for convenience
  • Documents effective policies, procedures and manuals around a variety of operational functions in order to meet both internal needs and external compliance requirements
  • Supports attorneys on bid protest matters related to business system deficiencies
  • Performs financial and compliance-related due diligence engagements for both buy- and sell-side M&A transactions
  • Develops and executes to internal audit plans unique to the needs of Derek’s government contractor clients
  • Manages large-scale system implementations impacting key contractor business systems, including requirements gathering, business process flows, and acceptance testing
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Professional Services Council
  • Certified Public Accountant in Virginia
  • Host, “Fed Talks: A Baker Tilly Podcast”
  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason University (government contract accounting)
  • Developed, instructed and facilitated numerous trainings, webinars, and speaking sessions over the last 10 years for several associations, including the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, Virginia Society of CPAs, National Contract Management Association, Federal Publications Seminars, Public Contracting Institute, other industry-specific conferences, and more