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
Government Thought Leadership
Six ways to improve your budget process and increase transparencyA good budget reflects the priorities of government and its elected officials. Our six tips will help you expand beyond the basics to build a robust budgeting process that provides a written record of your policy reasoning, and greater transparency to your constituents.
Changes to pension and OPEB reporting under Public Act 202 of 2017
The Michigan Department of Treasury released initial reporting requirements under the Public Act 202 of 2017. These reporting requirements apply to all local units of government that offer or provide defined benefit pension and/or defined benefit OPEB retirement benefits.
You no longer control your internet use as FCC reverses net neutrality regulationsNet neutrality allowed us to freely access anything on the internet. Now, ISPs can control we can and can't see, including political content. Read more at Crain's Detroit Business.
New GASB lease accounting standard: What airports need to know
Under GASB 87, many airport and aviation-related agreements may meet the definition of a lease. It's critical for airports to understand how the standard applies to their financial reporting and to take several early steps toward implementation.
2018 California Society of Municiapl Finance Officers Annual Conference
Plante Moran is proud to support the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers as a silver exhibitor sponsor at the 2018 annual conference.
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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.