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Governmental Accounting Services Team (GAST)
The Plante Moran government accounting services team combines its experience and expertise serving governments to support cities, villages, townships, counties, and other government-related entities with crises accounting assistance, temporary government accounting assistance, or a permanent government accounting role.

Accounting Outsourcing and Financial Services for Governments

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
  • E-government

​"After three finance directors in 18 months, our records were in disarray and we didn’t have the information we needed to make decisions. Plante Moran’s government accounting professionals (PMGAP) got our records up to date and helped us balance our annual budget through some very difficult times. I strongly suggest anyone in our situation think about this alternative.”

Ed Klobucher
City Manager, Hazel Park