Steve Swales, CPA   

Partner, Government Contracting


Steve Swales
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Who I work with

I work with CFOs and owners in the government contracting sector, from start-ups to top-tier contractors.

My specialty

I have over 35 years of experience in the government contracting space and specialize in helping clients:

  • Meet DCAA accounting systems standards and procedures
  • Understand FAR and CAS compliance
  • Enhance business systems
  • Implement customized software interfaces
  • Mitigate risks and explore opportunities through general business and government contract consulting
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I have helped clients reduce accounting costs and shorten billing cycles by 2 weeks

Results I have delivered

Over the course of my career, I have both started a practice and built it to include robust contracting-focused audit and tax services. I’ve shortened billing cycles by as much as two weeks and curtailed accounting salaries through systems enhancements.

Unique things about me

Prior to becoming an accountant, I was a professional musician. I still occasionally perform with local artists and am currently producing an album by a local singer/songwriter.

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When I am not at work

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending church, playing music, going to the beach, making wine and reading.

People say I am

A GovCon and systems specialist and…


a trusted business advisor

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I earned my Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland. I am also a recipient of The Elijah Watt Sells Award, which recognizes outstanding performance on the CPA exam.