TMG Releases Podcast on Staffing, Teaming and Proposal Recruiting

Featuring Stephanie Alexander of BOOST GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) releases its third episode of the TMG Expert Series Podcast, featuring an interview with Stephanie Alexander, CEO

2018 CPA Referral Promo from The McKelvey Group

Dreaming of Easier Tax Filings for Clients? Want more time and less stress? What if your clients could supply you with these things? Well-organized Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet

Do Indirect Costs Have Your Head Spinning?

Do Indirect Costs Have Your Head Spinning? For many companies new to Government Contracting, the subject of Indirect Cost Rates can be overwhelming and confusing.  Here’s a short explanation by

Happy Thanksgiving from The McKelvey Group

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward May the good things in life be yours

TMG Celebrates with Planate Management Group on Its 10th Anniversary

TMG celebrated with Planate Management Group to honor its 10-year anniversary. The event was held on November 8, 2017 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel. TMG extends a special

Compliance and Accuracy are Key! How To Create Cost Proposals that Win

by Matthew McKelvey – President, The McKelvey Group, Inc. The Secret to Winning Proposals – It Isn’t Magic! The often lengthy and detailed process involved with developing winning proposals for new

TMG Releases Podcast on Subcontractor Material Handling Rates

Featuring Marsha Lindquist of Granite Leadership Strategies GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) releases its second episode of the TMG Expert Series Podcast today, featuring an interview with

Last Chance to Register for The McKelvey Group’s DCAA Training Nov. 6

Are You Prepared for a Government Audit? Don’t leave yourself at risk. This is the FINAL CALL to hear from The McKelvey Group’s President and Subject Matter Expert, Matt McKelvey on

Out & About – TMG Attends Event at Congressional Country Club

The McKelvey Group attended a networking event at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, MD on October 25.  RMR & Associates led the program and workshop on The Secrets to Marketing

Don’t Miss Out on The McKelvey Group’s DCAA Training Nov. 6

Are You Prepared for a Government Audit? Don’t leave yourself at risk. Hear from The McKelvey Group’s President and Subject Matter Expert, Matt McKelvey on DCAA Training on November 6.

The McKelvey Group Works & Plays in DC for TMG Friday

On October 13 The McKelvey Group spent its TMG Friday at the beautiful WeWork White House in Washington DC for a corporate planning session.  The mission was to creatively brainstorm

The McKelvey Group Provides DCAA Training

DCAA Audit Workshop to be Held Nov. 6 in Gaithersburg, MD GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) will hold a training course on preparation for DCAA Audits on

The McKelvey Group Congratulates Its Contract Awardees

Over $1 Billion in Contracts Awarded to TMG Clients in Q3 The McKelvey Group (TMG) is proud to announce that in the final fiscal quarter our clients were awarded over

The McKelvey Group Releases First Podcast

Episode Features GCO Consulting’s Scott Davidson on the GSA Schedule GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) is proud to release today the first episode of its TMG Expert

TMG Savours Every Moment at the Tysons Challenge Charity Classic

The McKelvey Group attended the Tysons Challenge Charity Classic at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA on September 14 to support Augie’s Quest, EPCF, and Code of Support Foundation. The

Get Ready for Fall with The McKelvey Group

TUNE IN TO TMG’S EXPERT SERIES PODCAST TMG is launching its new podcast later this month! Moderated by TMG, the podcast will cover discussion topics in the Government Pricing industry

You’re Invited!  Join us for Our Free Webinar on RFP Reviews!

The Importance of an RFP Review for Contractors Webinar August 16th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT For many new and aspiring government contractors, reading through RFPs can be confusing, time

The McKelvey Group Launches TMG Expert Series Podcast

DC’s Premier Financial Consulting Firm Rolls Out New Podcast Featuring Experts in Government Pricing GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) is preparing to release a new podcast covering

A Useful Tip:  QuickBooks’ Find Feature

Ever get stuck looking for a specific transaction in QuickBooks? My Go-To trick is to use the Find feature. Press CTRL+F (hot-key). It is also accessible from the Edit Menu.

The McKelvey Group Celebrates with CTR at Penn Social

The McKelvey Group (TMG) joined CTR Management Group (CTRMG) on July 6 for a celebratory night of fun at Penn Social in Washington DC. CTRMG, a provider of non-personal support

TMG & BOOST Host First Annual Summer Mixer

Thank you to all who attended the Summer Mixer 2017 yesterday hosted by TMG & BOOST! It was a great time! The event was held at TMG’s Virginia office in

A Successful Exhibition for TMG at the AMEX OPEN Last Week

TMG exhibited at the AMEX OPEN for Government Contracting on Thursday, June 15 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The successful event hosted by AMEX, drew businesses of all

TMG Exhibits at AMEX OPEN  for Government Contracting June 15

The McKelvey Group (TMG) will be exhibiting at the AMEX OPEN for Government Contracting Event at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC on June 15, 2017. This anticipated event is

Hawaiian Shirt Day

It’s Friday, and not just any Friday… “TMG Friday,” when all our employees report to our Gaithersburg, MD headquarters for meetings, collaboration, and fun! And what’s more fun than Hawaiian

TMG Exhibits at The Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Event

TMG exhibited at The Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur & Resource Event last night at the Legion Post 176 in Springfield, VA. The event drew small businesses, veteran entrepreneurs, and

TMG Celebrates Exeter’s 15th Anniversary

TMG celebrated with Exeter Government Services to honor its 15-year anniversary! The casino-themed event was held on May 18, 2017 at the Gaithersburg Marriott at Washingtonian Center. TMG extends a

TMG to Present at GovCon Event on May 24th

The McKelvey Group (TMG) is honored to participate in The Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur & Resource Event on May 24, 2017 in Springfield, VA. The event is open to

TMG Networks at Lost Society DC

TMG attended the networking event at Lost Society in Washington DC hosted by Network Under 40 on April 20. The warm weather and rooftop bar made a lovely evening for

2017 Standard Mileage Rates

Many people use their vehicles for business purposes and need to calculate this usage into deductible costs. With the lower gas prices as of January 1, 2017, the standard mileage

Benefits of In-House Training Videos

Have you ever been in a position where you have to train a co-worker but can’t coordinate a mutually beneficial time to meet? Or maybe you just want to document

Top Price Proposal Pitfalls – How to Turn Them to Your Advantage

TMG Partner, Marsha Lindquist, of Granite Leadership Strategies, Inc., Outlines Top Price Proposal Pitfalls Article courtesy of Granite Leadership Strategies, Inc. Imagine you are confident about your technical proposal and you’ve

What is Per Diem?

For those who need to travel for business the term per diem may arise. Per diem is a Latin term meaning “per day” or “for each day.” It is a

Happy Holidays From The McKelvey Group!

  Sending you a little TMG fun and entertainment for the holiday season! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!! From, The TMG Team

It’s a TMG Holiday

The McKelvey Group celebrated the season with a full day of festivities on its TMG Friday, December 16. We went Italian with a potluck lunch and a fun Secret Santa

Look Who Made it in The North Potomac Times

TMG landed its first featured article in the December 2016 issue of The North Potomac Times! The story, written by Susan Petro, profiles TMG’s President, Matt McKelvey, and what drove

TMG Celebrates with The GCO Consulting Group

The McKelvey Group attended a Customer & Partner Appreciation Dinner on December 8th hosted by The GCO Consulting Group. The event was held at Maggiano’s in McLean, VA where TMG

Podcast Village Introduces TMG

Check out our recent interview by Podcast Village, featuring Matt McKelvey, President; Avantika Singh, VP of Pricing Solutions; and Sona Noss, VP of Accounting Solutions! Together they discuss what The

Government Accounting: Consultant vs. Subcontractor

What’s the difference between a consultant and a subcontractor? Most assume that the answer depends on the type of vendor, and that a consultant is an independent contractor or 1099,

TMG Attends ASBC Holiday Charity Bash

Members of TMG attended The American Small Business Coalition’s 2016 Holiday Charity Bash last night in McLean, VA where funds were raised to support our Nation’s Military, Veterans and Wounded

TMG Congratulates Research Innovations

Congratulations to our friends at Research Innovations for making Washington Technology’s Fast 50 list for 2016!  We’ve enjoyed watching your firm achieve this extraordinary growth and hope that it continues

TMG Shares its Business Growth Story with Dun & Bradstreet

What can a growing business learn from its failures? Can hiring the right people make all the difference for a small business? Matt McKelvey, President, and Avantika Singh, VP, Strategic

TMG Receives Skills Training

On November 18, our TMG Friday featured a mini-workshop on Communications & Managing Expectations, essential skills for our staff consultants.  The interactive discussion was led by Career & Life Management

Happy Thanksgiving from The McKelvey Group

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward May the good things in life be yours

TMG Networks at Sauf Haus DC

TMG attended the Oktoberfest-inspired networking event at Sauf Haus in Northwest DC on November 17.  In addition to connecting with the Event Director of Network Under 40 DC, who hosted

Make Business Referral Incentives Easy

From a business perspective, it’s smart to make sure your “I’s” are dotted and your “T’s” are crossed when it comes to writing guidelines for business referrals. Companies should set

TMG Hosts Successful Meetup at WeWork K Street, DC

TMG hosted its 3rd Mimosa Meetup, this time at the WeWork building on K Street in the heart of Washington DC.  The networking event drew attendees from various industries, both

Excel Tip 101: Formatting Visible Cells

Here’s a helpful Excel tip for working with data that has been filtered or has hidden rows or columns. Say you want to format the cells that are visible, without

Tuition Reimbursement:  Fringe Benefit or Overhead?

Many government contractors ask why tuition reimbursement is considered a fringe benefit, but some professional certifications, conferences, and training often fall under overhead or G&A.  How do you differentiate the

New Filing Deadlines for Forms W2 and 1099 Beginning 2017

Want to avoid penalties? Until now, employers had the option to wait until February 28th to file the government copies of either form set. Beginning 2017, the IRS has changed

TMG Announces Three New Clients

GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) is proud to announce the addition of three new clients to its growing customer base. TMG, DC Metro area’s go-to financial consulting

Commonly Used Bank Codes

If you manage the accounting function for your business, you have probably been asked to provide bank codes at one time or another, especially if you send or receive bank

TMG Goes Trick or Treating This Halloween

The TMG staff celebrated Halloween with an office party at our Gaithersburg headquarters and happy hour at Applebee’s. Launch tenants decorated their doors and kids were invited to the office

Mimosa Meetup with The McKelvey Group

The McKelvey Group is hosting a Mimosa Meetup on November 15, 2016  10:00 – 11:00am for its neighbors in the WeWork K Street office to take a breather and get

A Useful Tip for QuickBooks Online

If you’re using QuickBooks Online, you’ll probably have learned that accounts, classes, recurring journal entries, items, customers and vendors could not be inactivated—the only option was to delete it.  Recently,

TMG Attends DC Metro Small Business Resource Event

The McKelvey Group attended the DC Metro Small Business Resource Event on October 19th hosted by The GCO Consulting Group (Formly Vets GSA). Dun & Bradstreet, one of the main

Do You Use Your Car For Business Purposes?

If you use your car for your job or your business you have a few options on how to write-off the expense: Business-Owned Vehicle You can write-off the expense of

TMG to Speak at APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference

               The McKelvey Group to Speak at APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference TMG’s Pricing Experts to Share Proven Approaches on Bidding to Win Friday October 21,

Strategic Planning – For an IRONMAN?

Back in 2013, I competed in, and finished, my first full IRONMAN™ race in Panama City Beach, FL. I’m very proud of this personal accomplishment, but I also found myself contemplating

TMG Announces New Service Offering: DCAA-Compliant Accounting GovAcct Product

GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) announces its newest service offering:   GovAcct, a fully-compliant Accounting System for small Government Contractors.  The GovAcct solution allows contractors to take the

A Training Tip for Engaging Your Audience

Here at TMG, we promote a culture of collaborative learning. As a person who enjoys creating and problem solving, I am thrilled teaching Excel models and excited to share my

TMG Participates in Laps for Lexi 2016 for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

On September 24, TMG participated in the Laps for Lexi charity event.  The 5K race took participants through the beautiful wooded campus of the Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) in

TMG Hires Two New Employees!

TMG is happy to announce its two new employee hires!  Yobana Ballesteros has been permanently hired as a full-time Accounting Consultant and will continue serving current- as well as new

We’re Official!

TMG Makes the Wall at New Headquarters in Rio Washingtonian Center   Our tile came in today!  We are now represented on the reception wall. We love our new office space as

Benefits of a DCAA Compliant Accounting System – Free Webinar

October 12, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST Join The McKelvey Group (TMG) in this free Webinar to learn the importance of establishing a DCAA compliant accounting system and the

“Mimosa Meetup” TMG In-Office Networking

TMG hosted its first “Mimosa Meetup” in its VA office yesterday where WeWork tenants and TMG guests enjoyed pastries, mimosas, and casual networking to get to know its neighbors.  Attendees

Another DCAA Audit Win!

TMG is happy to announce that another client has passed its DCAA Accounting Systems Audit!  Congratulations to our client and TMG team for making this happen!  

Accounting: Investment or Expense?

The concept of business has been around since ancient times, when bartering was used to trade goods and cylindrical tokes were used for bookkeeping on clay scripts to record the

TMG to Speak at APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference

               The McKelvey Group to Speak at APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference TMG’s Pricing Experts to Share Proven Approaches on Bidding to Win Friday October 21,

Do You Have an Employee Termination Checklist?

Do you have an Employee Termination Checklist for your company?  No worries if you don’t!  Apart from the many Google searches one can do to find templates, all you really

Excel 101: Goal Seek

One extremely useful tool in Excel is that of Goal Seek. This function allows the user to see what value is required in a particular cell in order to meet

TMG Launches New Website, Moves Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2016 CONTACT:  Jacylyn Syfu The McKelvey Group, Inc. 800-246-3154 clientservices@www.themckelveygroup.com TMG Launches New Website, Moves Headquarters GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group, Inc. (TMG) launches

Handling Payroll Adjustments

Let’s face it.  Sometimes despite careful calculations and approvals, payroll mishaps occur.  That’s what a payroll adjustment is for!  The important thing is to remedy it as soon as it

TMG Announces Strategic Pricing Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2016 CONTACT: Jacylyn Syfu The McKelvey Group, Inc. 800-246-3154 jsyfu@www.themckelveygroup.com Strategic Pricing Alliance Helps Clients Win and Perform GAITHERSBURG, MD – The McKelvey Group (TMG)

Spicing Up a Friday Workday

Lunchtime! Our potluck Friday last week produced a yummy culinary spread as diverse as our staff itself! Bon appetit!

TMG Teamwork at The Amazing Hunt

TMG participated in a scavenger hunt in Baltimore, MD on Friday, June 22.  It was a hot, summer day, but there were laughs all around and both teams killed the

TMG Inspiring Moments

The McKelvey Group attended the Vistage CEO’s roundtable with CEO Strategist Dan Wertenberg. Awesome presentation with useful takeaways for TMG.

Celebrating Our Client’s Success

TMG celebrated JB Creative’s recent acquisition last night at Caddies in Bethesda. Congratulations to Jon Brothers and the JBC staff! TMG has supported JBC’s accounting operations for the last 5

The Company That Plays Together Stays Together!

TMG held a masquerade-themed murder mystery game night. It was so fun – We’ll be talking about this one for years!

TMG’s Summer Interns Have Arrived!

Brady Noble and Kay Prince. Both were referred by our business contact (always the best hires for us!) and both have an interest in entrepreneurship. We’re very happy to have

TMG Opens New Location for Pricing Practice!

TMG opened an office space in Crystal City, VA this month!  TMG’s Pricing Practice is now operating from this location in addition to our home office in Gaithersburg, MD.  With

TGIF – TMG Friday!

After a morning of collaborative brainstorming in our VA office, TMG took the afternoon off to lunch at National Harbor.  Perfect weather for boating!   Happy “TMG Friday!”

FY2015 Incurred Cost Submission

To our Federal Government contractor friends with a fiscal year end of December 31, have you completed your FY2015 Incurred Cost Submission? Incurred Cost Submissions are due to DCAA within

TMG Shows Support at the MS Walk in Yard Park

Showcasing our dedication and commitment! TMG represented at the MS Walk at Yards Park, Washington DC last Saturday April 23rd. The rain didn’t stop this team from showing up and

TMG Gives Back Through Samaritan’s Purse

TMG is not just about accounting, pricing, valuation and training…We participated in “Operation Giving Child” through Samaritan’s Purse, a charity that provides gifts and necessities to less fortunate children around

It’s Another One in the Books for the TMG Team!

TMG helped another client pass its DCAA Accounting Systems Audit!  Congratulations to our client and TMG team – especially to Rich Levine for leading this effort.

Escape the Room – Teamwork at It’s Best

Eight heads are better than one: TMG “escaped the room” with 15 minutes left to spare at Escape Room Live in Alexandria, VA! Players use their wits and teamwork to

TMG “Lights the Night” to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  Team TMG represented in its first-ever fundraising event at The Light the Night Walk in Rockville, MD on October 10. The McKelvey Group exceeded its goal, raising $1,400 for

Where Your Employees Work Influences Tax Laws

  Some of our clients are located in the DC Metro area, loosely referred to as a “tri-state area.” Because of this, tax laws are often confusing. Just to set