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GovCon Resources

The best complements for your Stratosphere system are solid financial policies and deep program insights. Stratosphere partners with the most respected GovCon experts to bring you both. By combining on-going learning with the best system set-up and utilization, Stratosphere becomes an engine of growth for your business. Visit this page frequently for the most up-to-date GovCon Resources.

Understanding GovCon Accounting

Managing a compliant accounting system to support government contracts is not rocket science. If you design your system with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and common sense visibility for management reporting, QuickBooks is fully capable of supporting your needs.

Stratosphere for QuickBooks Info Sheet

This PDF info sheet includes a functional overview for Stratosphere for QuickBooks as well as a comparison of Stratosphere's indirect rates, cost pools, and project controls and reporting to manual spreadsheets.

Accounting Policies and Procedures

Sound accounting policies and procedures take time to establish, but the good news is you can build your rules and train your staff as you use your system, month after month. Begin by looking at your monthly accounting calendar, and then match up this guidance.

Fiscal Year-End Checklist

Preparing your QuickBooks accounting system for closing your fiscal year-end is a manageable process when you follow these common sense steps. With this checklist as your guide, you’ll be ahead of the curve, and your team will set the stage for the New Year now.

Time-Ade Timekeeping Info Sheet

This PDF info sheet provides a high-level intro to Time-Ade, the compliant timekeeping component of Stratosphere that instantly syncs with QuickBooks and Claritas project reporting.

Claritas Project Reporting Info Sheet

This PDF document is a tour of some of the most powerful and popular "views" in Claritas, the project reporting component of Stratosphere, including: the Claritas dashboard, daily job cost reports (including unposted timesheet labor), the multi-project view, and the live statement of indirect expenses.

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