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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
6 min read
Public sector data analytics: Leverage data to make better decisions
Are you making full use of the data you collect? Here are some practical ways to gain the upper hand.
Mark Richards
Article October 1, 2020 6 min read

Government data analytics: Leverage data to solve social issues

How changing regulations affect government

Stay on top of government industry standards
10 min read
The answer to uncertainty: Long-term financial planning
Operating in survival mode is necessary in times like these, but it’s not sustainable. Take these steps to build a long-term financial plan that will help you better navigate disruption.
David Helisek
Article December 3, 2020 10 min read
GASB 87, Leases: A closer look
Keith Szymanski
Webinar November 18, 2020 60 min watch
Revised Uniform Guidance: Key highlights and questions to ask
Amanda Ward
Article October 30, 2020 5 min read
GASB update: Are you on track?
Amanda Cronk
Webinar October 21, 2020 60 min watch

Reading governmental financial statements
A primer

Managing risk in governments

Managing risk in your Government image
70 min watch
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
Using data analytics to detect fraud in government
Eric Conforti
Webinar January 14, 2021 90 mins watch

Government Thought Leadership

  • Using data analytics to detect fraud in government
    Join us to learn why governments are vulnerable to fraud, how fraud schemes occur, and how your organization can be proactive in fighting fraud.
    Eric Conforti Kyle Sutton Kari Shea
    Webinar January 14, 2021 90 mins watch
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  • Six-degree hacker assessment: Is your information at risk?
    There are six key layers of control separating your data from unauthorized access or hackers. It’s important for leaders to understand how effective each layer is protecting your organization.
    Joe Oleksak
    Article January 8, 2021 2 min read
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  • Seven-point cybersecurity assessment
    Are your information security controls as effective as you intend them to be? Find out via our seven-point cybersecurity assessment.
    Raj Patel
    Article January 8, 2021 3 min read
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  • Final COVID-19 relief bill of 2020 provides tax support and expands the PPP
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act provides tax support for businesses and individuals for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what this could mean for you.
    Stephen Eckert James Minutolo Michael Monaghan Alison Frankel
    Article December 28, 2020 22 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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3 min read
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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