A. Accounting

Government contractors account for cost in a very detailed manner, and in this section we dive into how cost affects EBITDA, margins, invoice cycles, and days sales outstanding. This section is important to reviewing how you allocate your cost by location, function, customer, or product/service, in addition to what your largest indirect cost is other than labor.

Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)

What is your approximate Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)?

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