Linda Mahnke is the owner of Mahnke Consulting, which assists government contractors with Accounting Systems, DCAA Audits, Cost Proposal Development, Estimating Systems, Purchasing Systems, and Claims Support. Ms. Mahnke brings a wealth of experience in managing the accounting systems of government contractors, especially small businesses, including SDVOSB, WOSB, and 8(a) companies to her role as a GCARL Contributor. During her tenure as a DCAA Auditor, Ms. Mahnke completed numerous audits for government contractors. And she maintains Active License as a Certified Public Accountant from the State of Florida.
But Ms. Mahnke’s experience is not limited to number crunching. She has also functioned as a Senior Subcontract Administrator and Procurement Manager for two different Fortune 200 Defense Contractors. And as a Management Consultant she has achieved notable successes for her clients, which involved, by way of example, the following: 1) prepared winning cost proposal for fast-growing, small business’ SBIR submission; 2) created automatically updating system that used monthly Direct Labor Hours derived from the Technical Proposal that accurately projected client-proposed fee/profit; 3) assisted client to accurately project indirect rates through analysis of recorded transactions; and 4) developed justified support for expenses for fringe benefits, plus the monetary impact of application to part-time employees.
Ms. Mahnke is an Officer and Member of the following Professional Organizations: