“Educating the Government Contracting Community”

Linda Mahnke

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:

  • National Contract Management Association (Suncoast Chapter) – Past President & Past Treasurer
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (Florida West Coast Chapter)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Suncoast Chapter)
  • Tampa Bay Affiliate of the American Woman’s Society of CPA’s
  • Project Management Institute (Suncoast Chapter)


  • B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), Indiana University
  • B.A. Florida Institute of Technology

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