Even the best run governments face the realities of revenue shortages, rising costs, and pressures to provide higher service levels and greater transparency and accountability. Governments are responsible for delivering essential services and sustaining critical infrastructure, yet sometimes demand may exceed your capacity to deliver.
With over 70 years' experience serving the public sector, our objective, unbiased advisors help you minimize risk, improve processes, identify and address cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and harness technology to improve service delivery within budget constraints.
We understand the role that quality financial reporting plays in effective decision-making , public trust, and bond ratings. We’ve conducted more than 600 CAFR audits in the past 30 years that have achieved the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, and each year we perform the second highest number of single audits in the nation. The proactive advice and proprietary tools we offer make implementation of GASB financial reporting standards easier for our clients. We are a charter member of the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center.
Areas of Focus
Managing risk in governments
Public Enterprise Resource Planning
Getting it right
Technology strategies for governments
Reading governmental financial statements
How changing regulations affect government
2017 MISAC Annual Conference
The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) will meet for the 2017 Annual Conference October 1 - 5 in Monterey, CA.
Georgia Government Finance Officers Association 32nd Annual ConferenceThe 32nd Annual Conference invites attendees to participate in "A World of Opportunities" with sessions focusing on the changing economic outlook and upcoming opportunities.
P2F2 2017 Annual Conference
The 14th Annual Conference for Public Pension Financial Forum will feature educational speakers, a welcome reception, ice cream social, and break out sessions
International City/County Management Association 103rd Annual ConferencePlante Moran is proud to be a sponsor at the International City/County Management Association's 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX October 22 - 25, 2017.
Government Thought Leadership
OMB grants reform guidebook: Diving into the super circularPlante Moran serves over 1,250 public sector clients and we are the 2nd largest compliance audit issuer in the country, completing over 600 compliance audits annually.
Let’s all agree on what’s fair: GASB 72 fair value explainedWith GASB 72 in effect, are you wondering what other investments are now subject to the fair value measurement? In this webinar, we’ll look at the changes GASB 72 brings and discuss some sample disclosures.
GASB 74 and 75: Examining the new GASB OPEB standardsGASB standards 74 and 75 will make significant revisions to the current accounting and reporting for OPEB, both from an employer perspective as well as from a plan perspective.
Uniform Guidance procurement standards: The time is now!Follow these steps to ensure that your organization is in full compliance with these procurement standards.
Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your dataDespite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
Storing data in the cloud: Three things you should knowIf it exists digitally, it can find a home in the cloud. But how secure is that home?
Electronic benefits administration: Is it time to say goodbye to paper?Employers continue to look for ways to streamline and simplify the administration of employee benefit plans. The market has responded with a variety of mostly web-based solutions.
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.
Our team of more than 200 government specialists include CPAs, forensic accountants, management consultants, and technology professionals, and they understand the structural, financial and organizational issues you face. We serve more than 500 governmental organizations, including airports, authorities, cities, counties, pension systems, special districts, state government, townships, transit authorities and utilities.
Our audit and compliance experts are actively involved in government organizations and share in-depth analysis to help you stay on top of emerging issues at the local, state and federal levels. With decades of experience serving government, our independent consultants will provide you with proven solutions to complex issues, and you and your stakeholders can have confidence in the objectivity of our recommendations.