This May, Moker CPA traveled back to Pennsylvania for the Second Annual Pennsylvania Government Accounting Workshop. This event was held with the coordination from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the Innovation Partnership. The audience comprised of high tech start-ups and companies, as well as researchers who either had federal awards or were interested in obtaining federal contracts or grants. The workshop was held at the beautiful Ben Franklin Technology Partners facility on the Lehigh University campus in northeastern Pennsylvania. The workshop focused on SBIR awardees, and covered topics such as: grant requirements, detailed labor distribution and timekeeping, expense reports, billing, indirect rates, and audits. Attendees consisted of a range of individuals in various stages of their business. They varied from start-up organizations applying for or just receiving their first Phase 1, to organizations with multiple grants across multiple agencies including the Depart of Defense, the National Institute of Health , and the National Science Foundation. Audience members were encouraged to ask specific questions to their problems and received the answers they needed to point them in the right direction.
Having over 10 years of experience in the SBIR government contracting space, Moker CPA was able to offer professional advice, shine light on recent trends, and explain what systems need to be in place in order to ensure workshop attendees position themselves to properly report to the government and to win future awards. For more information on how Moker CPA can help you host a workshop, please contact us.