Derek Boyd

Derek Boyd

Director, CPA · +1 (703) 923 8273
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Derek Boyd is a director in Baker Tilly’s government contractor advisory services practice. Derek has more than a dozen 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 large government contractor.

  • Supports clients to design 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) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) audit reports and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) final determinations.
  • Analyzes complex accounting system data from a various software platforms (including Deltek Costpoint and SAP) for multiple government contractors.  Derek will use 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. Derek helps to prepare contractors for system demonstrations and walkthroughs support DCAA and DCMA audits, including documenting detailed corrective action plans to address audit findings.
  • 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.

Industry involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association

Thought leadership

  • Host, “Fed Talks: A Baker Tilly Podcast”
  • Instructed, “Government Contract Audits,” “Internal Controls Compliance,” and “Cost Accounting Standards” for FedPubs Seminars (2019, 2015)
  • Instructed, “Performing Cost Impacts” for Greater Washington Society of CPAs (2013)

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