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Plante Moran

American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 resources for government.

American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 resources for government.

American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 resources for government.

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. As you consider the best use of relief funds, such as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), we’ll help you understand allowable expenditures and reporting requirements.

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 75 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.


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

We’re a founding member of the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center and one of our partners serves on the executive committee, another partner serves as the chair of the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, and we participate in 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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The road to digital transformation: IT modernization for government

Digital transformation for government isn’t an option — it’s an imperative. Rethink how your government uses technology, people, and processes to deliver cost-effective services, prepare for the next disruption, and enhance public trust.

Mike Riffel
Webinar Sept. 14, 2021 60 min watch
Is your IT department ready for disruption?
Marvin Sauer
Article June 1, 2021 6 min read
IT Governance: Yours, Mine, or Ours?
Ivy Anderson
Article April 1, 2021 6 min read

Government data analytics: Leverage data to solve social issues

How changing regulations affect government

Stay on top of government industry standards
2 min read
American Rescue Plan Act & CSLFRF: Compliance & reporting part 2

The government’s recent guidance on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund compliance and reporting requirements includes details on the principles and eligible uses of funds and compliance requirements for recipients. Here’s a summary of the key points.

Danny Sklenicka
Article August 30, 2021 2 min read

American Rescue Plan and COVID-19 resources for government

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
How to spot a fraudster: Red flags that may indicate occupational fraud
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article October 13, 2021 3 min read

Government Thought Leadership

  • Infrastructure Act accelerates expiration of employee retention credit
    The employee retention credit (ERC) helped businesses meet pandemic payrolls, but its initial conflict with other programs and multiple modifications confused potential beneficiaries. Though it’s expiring as of September 2021, some employers should consider a retroactive claim.
    Amy Forester Ginger Powell
    Article November 11, 2021 3 min read
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  • Infrastructure Act: What local governments need to know

    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act brings substantial funding to state and local governments for infrastructure, including cybersecurity and broadband. Here’s what you can do now to ensure meaningful long-term impact for your municipality.

    Alisha Watkins Pamela Hill Alex Brown Andrew Fountain Plante Moran Cresa
    Article November 10, 2021 6 min read
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  • 10 surefire ways to attract, retain, and motivate talent
    High-performing organizations know talent brings the intellectual capital that sets you apart from your competition. These 10 recommendations can help you find, and keep, top talent over the long haul.
    Stan Hannah Donna Hanson
    Article November 8, 2021 5 min read
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  • 2021 Tech Summit: Digital transformation isn’t an option, it’s essential

    View our on-demand sessions from the 2021 Tech Summit featuring two keynote speakers and multiple panels of experts in digital transformation, data analytics, and talent retention.

    Webinar November 3, 2021 135 min watch
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Our clients say

Plante Moran has provided excellent value as an external auditor. Our audit is well-managed, and I have complete confidence in their rigorous testing and methodology. They have a deep fundamental knowledge of GASB issues, and when we have questions, they provide thorough answers in a timely manner.

The team is among the best I have seen in my 40 year public sector career. They’re friendly, smart, and hard- working. They are proactive in addressing issues with management, and are authoritative without being condescending. I trust their recommendations and insights, backed by the team’s deep experience, will help us improve our organization.

Charles Burbridge Executive Director, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

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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