How to Choose the Right CPA for your Construction Company

How to Choose the Right CPA for your Construction Company

By Kathe Barrington
Owner at Kathe Barrington, CPA

Construction accounting, just like the job itself, is complex. Many contractors have benefited greatly by retaining a construction Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to help manage the financial complexities of their businesses, but choosing the right one can be challenging. The unique accounting requirements of construction means not all CPAs can provide the same level of support. Evaluating multiple CPAs can seem overwhelming especially if you’re not an expert on the subject matter. How do you start looking for a construction CPA? What qualifying questions should you ask? Which CPA referrals can you trust? With over 20 years of experience as a construction-focused CPA and longtime partner to Deltek + ComputerEase, here are suggestions on how to effectively choose the right CPA for your business:
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Navigating Deltek’s Acquisition of ComputerEase

Navigating Deltek’s Acquisition of ComputerEaseBy: John Meibers
Vice President & General Management, Deltek + ComputerEase

In August, Deltek announced it was acquiring ComputerEase to provide current and future customers a powerful construction management solution. As the industry standard and leader in construction management and accounting solutions for contractors of all sizes, Deltek + ComputerEase provides a powerful portfolio of solutions for architecture, engineering and construction firms.

Deltek is dedicated to powering project success in the AEC industry, serving as a catalyst for digital transformation and market leadership for project-based solutions for 36 years. This acquisition is about more than software; it’s taking a good thing and making it even better. The family that started ComputerEase did a great job getting the product to where it is today. But to best serve their customers, ComputerEase needed to take their innovation further, with additional resources such as developers, designers and engineers. Trending technologies, such as GPS, sophisticated integrations and IoT were unreachable for ComputerEase, but now with Deltek, they can. Continue reading

The Deltek + ComputerEase Story

Construction Site - Deltek + ComputerEase Construction SoftwareBy John Meibers

By now you’ve heard the news that Deltek has acquired ComputerEase. I know you may have some questions, so I would like to share why I am so excited and energized by this change. This acquisition is a strategic step forward for ComputerEase, for Deltek, and for our current and future customers. We carefully selected a home that preserves the values at the heart of this business so that we could offer the same ComputerEase products that our customers know, but with greater functionality and more rapid development and deeper support. Continue reading

You’re Invited – More Than Survival Webinar

08.20.2019 | 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by John Meibers & Shawn Van Dyke

Do you feel like that you can never get ahead? Are you under-bidding your future jobs to make up for losses from previous jobs? It’s not uncommon in the construction industry. In fact, it is the #1 reason construction companies go out of business. Continue reading

6 Things Construction Companies Should be Doing in Accounting

In the construction industry, cash flow is king! It is a daily responsibility for any contracting company. Profit margins are always razor-thin in this industry, which means you need to do everything you can to increase your production and maximize profits. That means projecting job costs, identifying problem areas before they arise, running labor analysis, and constantly measuring productivity. Here are a few tips that will help. Continue reading