Training focuses on specialized Department of Defense accounting training

4 DECEMBER 2014 

MESA, AZ – Today, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted a specialized Defense accounting training for the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona. The session will focus on accounting compliance to ensure potential contractors meet the guidelines and requirements for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). The session is entitled “DCAA Compliance Beyond the Basics Boot Camp.”

“The opportunities created through the specialized defense accounting training are tremendous,” said National Center President and CEO Gary Davis. “The National Center’s PTAC was proud to provide this advance training to the Navajo Nation, and look forward to working with other tribes in the future to bring business opportunities to Indian Country.”

Today’s session is a follow-up from an introductory course hosted last month, which was the first of its kind to occur on-site at the Navajo Nation. The session will include an overview of DCAA requirements, and focus on accounting systems, payroll and labor distribution systems, monthly requirements, internal controls and policies, and financial capability.

“The National Center’s PTAC is excited to provide these trainings to the Navajo Nation,” said George Williams, Program Manager for the National Center’s PTAC. “We look forward to collaborating with other tribal entities to ensure they are put in a strong position to win government contracts.”

The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments and large prime contractors. Assistance extends to all Native American businesses (American Indian, Alaska Native Corporations and Native Hawaiians) and includes tribes and individual businesses both on and off reservations.

In addition, procurement is a big focus at the National Center’s Reservation Economic Summits (RES), including at the upcoming National RES in Las Vegas, which will occur from March 9th-12th. For more information about National RES, click here.

About the National Center: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. Our motto is: “We Mean Business For Indian Country” as we are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now… and for generations to come.

CONTACT: Lewis Lowe, 202-333-2234

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