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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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Optimization or transformation: Public sector ERP in a remote environment
In this session, we’ll provide tools for making enterprise software decisions in a remote environment, whether it is optimizing what you currently have or procuring new. We'll help you evaluate what factors to consider in your decision making.
Tracey Rau
Webinar September 15, 2020 1 min read

Public Enterprise Resource Planning
Getting it right

How changing regulations affect government

Stay on top of government industry standards
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GASB 87, Leases: A closer look
Join our CPE-eligible webinar to learn more about changes to GASB 87, Leases. We’ll walk you through some examples and help you get your implementation plans on track.
Keith Szymanski
Webinar November 18, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
GASB update: Are you on track?
Amanda Cronk
Webinar October 21, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
GASB accounting standard update: Fall 2020
Michelle Watterworth
Article October 6, 2020 1 min read
Defined contribution plans & GASB Statement 97: Key considerations
Marie Stiegel
Article October 5, 2020 3 min read

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 April 25, 2017 3 min read
Five benefits of cloud-based disaster recovery
Judy Wright
Article February 21, 2020 4 min read

Related Events

  • GASB 87, Leases: A closer look
    Join our CPE-eligible webinar to learn more about changes to GASB 87, Leases. We’ll walk you through some examples and help you get your implementation plans on track.
    Keith Szymanski Brian Greko Amanda Gentner
    Webinar November 18, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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Government Thought Leadership

  • Phishing attacks: Is your staff trained to avoid them?
    As COVID-19 forces organizations to rapidly expand their online footprint, malicious cyber scammers are waiting to catch unsuspecting staff in their net. Don’t make it easy — fortify your security strategy with cybersecurity awareness training and planning. Here’s how to start.
    Furney Brown
    Article October 21, 2020 5 min read
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  • Government Perspectives
    Welcome to Government Perspectives, your hub for insights on everything from new audit standards, balancing cybersecurity with transparency to factors that affect service delivery, such as streamlining operations and optimizing technology investments. Subscribe now.
    Stacey Reeves Adam Rujan Michelle Watterworth
    Newsletter October 7, 2020 10 min read
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  • GASB accounting standard update: Fall 2020
    Download our fall update for an overview of important GASB activities and new standards.
    Michelle Watterworth Britni McDole
    Article October 6, 2020 1 min read
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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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