Quality financial statement audits can be eloquent, effective explanations
If you are like many government leaders, you’ve always appreciated the value of a quality financial statement audit, but in these challenging times they have taken on even more importance. A thorough audit gives government leaders the timely and accurate information they need to respond to the realities of the New Normal. And Plante Moran auditors give you more than data. They help you read between the lines for suggestions on how to cut costs and find opportunities for efficiencies.
You can rely on our experienced auditors to translate their findings into understandable language, allowing you to use the information with confidence to balance your current budgets and develop strategic plans for the future. They will also help you explain your decisions and communicate about fiscal matters with taxpayers, bond holders, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.
65 years of governmental audits
The Plante Moran financial statement audit team has been working with governments for more than 65 years and has built a national reputation serving cities, villages, townships, counties, authorities, and other government-related entities. Our auditors are accustomed to working on financial statements with budgets ranging from thousands to billions of dollars.
You can depend on them to run a smooth, efficient audit and make your life easier. You will benefit from our low staff turnover and the tools developed by our government team. The low staff turnover means you will be seeing many of the same faces on your audit year after year. That means you won’t have to spend time answering lots of questions.
Streamlined audit process
Our audit specialists are committed to streamlining the audit process to minimize disruption in your offices. They have developed a number of tools and a very structured system. And if specialized needs arise, they can turn to a talented network of colleagues with a range of expertise including single audits (A-133) for federal grants.
Federal grants now come with an unprecedented demand for transparency and require reporting an unparalleled amount of data. Our single audit team ranks second in the nation for the number of A-133 audits performed and the team leaders sit on the executive board of the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center.
Financial consultants for governments
Our government practice group offers a full menu of services to meet your organization’s specific needs among them are multiyear financial modeling for long-term planning, utility rate studies, and financial reengineering for more efficient business offices.
Our menu of services for governmental entities includes:
- Financial reengineering
- Financial statement audits
- Single audits
- Employee benefit plan audits
- Long range planning
- Utility rate studies
- Cost containment
- Shared services
- Institutional investing
- IT assessments
- Strategic technology planning
- Security assurance
- ERP selection & implementation