Finance and Accounting Support Services to Help Communities Find Their Place in the New Normal
In this post-recession era, governments big and small are being forced to redefine themselves. Decreased revenue is demanding realignment of their service offerings and operations. To help with this process, many cities, villages, townships, and counties are turning to the specialists on Plante Moran’s government accounting professionals (PMGAP) team.
If you are a government leader facing these issues, you will appreciate the flexibility and range of services available. The PMGAP team can provide you with a finance director or an accounting staff on an interim or a full-time basis. The professionals on the team are well versed in the issues you are facing and will collaborate to bring you the fresh ideas you need to tackle your specific issues.
Accounting Outsourcing is Cost Effective
More and more governments are finding that outsourcing their accounting and finance work from bookkeeping and transaction processing to strategic planning saves time and money as well as ensures dependable, accurate financial reports.
Signals That it is Time for Plante Moran's Gap Team
Are you wondering if it is time for your organization to call in the PMGAP team? If you aren’t getting the timely financial information you need or you have rapid turnover in your key finance people, late audits, and/or unreconciled accounting records, it is time to take action.
A city manager recently called in Plante Moran’s GAP team when he found the auditors did not have the necessary records to begin their work. Our professionals were able to get the records in order so the audit could be completed.
Based on that success, the city decided to retain the PMGAP team on a permanent, part-time basis. Our specialists now provide timely, accurate financial reporting and accounting records for the city government. They also oversee budget preparation, audit preparation, and other external reporting requirements. Plante Moran’s entire menu of services for governments includes:
- Financial statement audits
- Employee benefit plan audits
- Strategic technology planning
- ERP selection & implementation
- Single audits
- Long range planning
- Utility rate studies
- Cost containment
- Institutional investing
- IT assessments
- Security assurance