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We care about accountability as much as you do.

Our government services go beyond quality audits; we help our clients build stronger places to live. Our experts help strengthen communities by identifying opportunities for enhanced revenues or cost reductions.

We know how important transparency is in the public sector. With every choice you make, your reputation is at stake. The dollars you spend. The services you buy. Constrained by an ever-tightening budget, you’re trying to quickly understand new standards, mitigate risk, develop an IT strategy, and fill in talent gaps — all while providing essential services.

That’s where we come in. We know about accountability. And we’re as beholden to it as you are. For more than 70 years, we’ve served over 500 governmental organizations across the United States, including cities, townships, counties, state governments, special districts, authorities, pension systems, airports, transportation/transit authorities, and utilities. No matter where you are, we’ve seen it all. And, we can help.

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When it comes to industry updates, we’re the first to know.

We’re a founding member of the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center. We have partners on the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel as well as the National Single Audit Roundtable. We’re also a member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. Voluntary membership in these AICPA quality centers demonstrates our commitment to audit quality and holds us to a higher level of scrutiny than nonmember accounting firms.

Our audit and compliance experts are actively involved in government organizations and share in-depth analyses to help you stay on top of emerging issues at the local, state, and federal levels. You and your stakeholders can be confident that our recommendations are objective, and proven.

Digital transformation in government

How technology can transform your Government image
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Public sector software procurement: How to manage the process remotely

Overwhelmed legacy enterprise technology puts your infrastructure and citizens at risk. If you’ve put your software modernization initiative on hold, it's time to pick it back up.

Scott Eiler
Article March 26, 2021 5 min read
Hot topics for public transportation agencies in 2021
Michael Machala
Article February 10, 2021 7 min read
Public sector data analytics: Leverage data to make better decisions
Mark Richards
Article October 1, 2020 6 min read

Government data analytics: Leverage data to solve social issues

How changing regulations affect government

Stay on top of government industry standards
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The American Rescue Plan Act is here: Are you ready?

Governments of all sizes can now take advantage of this new program under ARPA funding. Here’s what you need to know, including highlights from the 134-page Interim Final Rule and instructions for getting started ASAP.

Brian Camiller
Article May 20, 2021 3 min read
2021 Compliance Supplement and Single Audit Update
Amanda Ward
Webinar August 24, 2021 60 min watch Upcoming
GASB 87: Your advanced implementation questions answered
Brian Greko
Webinar August 3, 2021 60 min watch Upcoming

Reading governmental financial statements
A primer

Managing risk in governments

Managing risk in your Government image
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Cybersecurity for the public sector: You've been hacked — now what?

Cyberattacks often target the public sector. This three part on-demand webinar series will help you boost your cybersecurity efforts by figuring out where to start after a data breach, determine how it happened, and how to protect your organization for the future.

Judy Wright
Webinar February 19, 2018 70 min watch
Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
Sarah Pavelek
Article June 14, 2017 4 min read
Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
Eric Conforti
Article January 14, 2021 3 min read
Hiring cybersecurity talent? Five things you should know
Sarah Pavelek
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Government Thought Leadership

  • American Rescue Plan & CSLFRF: Calculating revenue loss for governments

    Revenue loss is one of four broad-use categories of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) under the ARPA. Our team explains the revenue loss calculation and shares key considerations based on the May 2021 interim final ruling.

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    Article June 16, 2021 5 min read
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  • Preparing for your single audit: A roadmap for funding compliance

    View our on-demand webinar to learn when a single audit is needed and how to prepare for a successful single audit.

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  • The Colonial Pipeline breach highlights risk for all companies

    If your company isn’t paying close attention to the growing threat of ransomware attacks, the Colonial Pipeline incident should serve as a convincing wake-up call. In Chief Executive, Raj Patel discusses how to protect your business from exposure and risk.

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  • The American Rescue Plan Act: Identifying eligible uses by governments

    Government agencies receiving federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) under the American Rescue Plan Act, need to carefully consider the best use of these funds. Read our overview of current guidance on eligible expenditures over the period of performance.

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Our clients say

Plante Moran is a unique auditing and accounting firm which provides responsive high quality services. Assigned staff on our audit has been very consistent which contributes to an effective and efficient audit. They are available when needed for meetings and special questions. We also appreciate the educational opportunities provided by Plante Moran to our staff which helps us stay abreast of changing accounting rules and State regulations.

Laurie VanPelt CPFO Director of Management and Budget, Oakland County

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Ramsey County uses electronic health records (EHR) to improve health information accessibility

Ramsey County, Minn., the second most populous county in a prominent Midwestern state, with a rapidly growing population of over a half million, faced issues adopting and utilizing multiple electronic health record (EHR) systems. Here's how they improved health information accessibility.

Case Study April 6, 2018 3 min read
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SOC 1 audit for government pension plan
MERS of Michigan proactively completes a SOC 1 Type 2 audit of their defined benefit pension plan system.
Case Study September 22, 2016 2 min read

The public puts its trust in you. Put your trust in us.

Trust in our expertise. There’s a reason our reputation precedes us. We perform the second-highest number of single audits in the nation. Our services are scalable — we serve small villages to some of the largest cities, and everything in between.

Trust that we’ll understand your issues. We take the time to get to know you; that’s how we tailor our best practices and technical knowledge — with a future-focused lens — to ensure your success.

When you’re satisfied, it makes a positive impact. “When you tell us how much you love our team and the expertise we provide — whether it be meeting compliance milestones, providing assistance and thought leadership on new standards, or transforming technology tools to help your team achieve better service — that’s how we make our mark.” says Stacey Reeves, a leader in our government practice.

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