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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.

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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 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.

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Related Events

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    The federal government has provided various forms of relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including significant federal financial assistance.

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    Webinar August 24, 2021 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • The road to digital transformation: IT modernization for government

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    Webinar September 14, 2021 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • 2021 Executive Forum: Clarity and confidence, no matter what’s next

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Government Thought Leadership

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  • GASB 87: Your advanced implementation questions answered
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  • American Rescue Plan Act & CSLFRF: Compliance and reporting part 1

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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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