Finance & Accounting Solutions for Public Sector

Our Expertise

Have confidence in your financial reports

Maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial information can be a challenge for public sector institutions. Staff vacancies, skills gaps, and inaccurate or untimely financial reporting create compounding problems and increase risk levels across your organization. These issues can hinder the ability to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.

That’s where our experts can help. Our outsourced accounting services will help your organization fill gaps in skill sets, improve the quality of your financial reports, and meet all your financial reporting deadlines. We’ll serve as an extension of your team in key areas and provide stability in staffing through scalable and flexible solutions. By embracing technology and leveraging our firm’s government accounting and finance expertise, we’ll produce financial outsourcing solutions specific to your situation.

We’ve been serving public sector clients for nearly a century and have more than 250 staff dedicated to serving them. As one of the nation’s largest single audit providers, we’re actively involved in local and national public sector organizations to help our clients stay on top of emerging issues. No matter the issues you face, we’ll serve as your trusted advisor by using the resources of our entire firm and bringing the expertise that you need.

Our Offerings

Your challenges and goals are unique, and so are our solutions. We’ll identify your specific needs and structure our services to address them, providing the right expertise at the right time. We’ll help you with:

Accounting support

We provide the accounting expertise you need to keep your finance department running smoothly.

Accounting outsourcing

We can take accounting functions off your plate, providing guidance as a trusted member of your team.

Financial transformation

We’ll help streamline and automate processes to transform your operations and improve efficiency.

Financial planning and analysis

We’ll develop tools for accurate financial modeling to support your critical business decisions.

Policy and procedure development

We’ll develop policies and procedures to help you meet requirements and ensure compliance.

Special projects

We can support a wide variety of specific accounting and reporting needs as they arise.

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Client Experience

An expert team tailored to you

Our greatest asset is our people. We value their knowledge and expertise, but also their integrity and commitment to our clients, staff, and communities. Our philosophy for staffing your engagement is simple: find the best people with the most relevant expertise and complementary ways of thinking to serve as your trusted advisor.

Our team members have an average of 18 years of experience serving government entities, and their work is scalable — we’ve served small villages, large cities and counties, and everywhere in between. That means we’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your short-term and long-term goals.

Our clients say

We hired Plante Moran to provide consistency in our finance and accounting functions during a period of transition. They scale their services according to our needs, helping with year-end filings, bank reconciliations, chart of accounts conversion, pooled cash analysis, and budget amendments. They make sure all of our deadlines are met and that we’re ready for the audit. They provide training, time-saving tips, and valuable benchmarks, which have helped ease my transition to the finance director role. Their service is outstanding. They’re extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and always available to jump on a call to answer our questions. We view them as a trusted advisor and an extension of our team.

Alyssa Miller
Finance Director, City of Howell

Plante Moran serves as our accounting and finance department, providing everything from CFO services to recording transaction activity and process improvement. We recently converted to a new system, and they helped us leverage additional functionality. We’ve found this support model to be cost-effective and efficient, and it allows us to stay on top of regulatory and compliance requirements. Their fully trained staff bring the skillset we need on a variety of technical matters, from providing guidance on how private and public funding sources can be utilized to guidelines on COVID-19 relief programs and funding.

They’re easy to work with, and the rapport they’ve developed with our team is great. Communication is proactive — we have regular calls, they monitor and report on our financial status, and they attend our board meetings regularly. I would absolutely recommend Plante Moran. We view them as trusted advisors and consider them to be a part of our executive team. We couldn’t be happier with the service that we receive.

Brian Ross
President and CEO, Experience Columbus

Like many government organizations, we have a lean staffing model. Juggling filing deadlines and keeping up with ever-increasing treasury requirements can be challenging. Plante Moran helped us improve our accounting functions, redesign internal processes, and develop policy and procedure documentation to ensure we’re meeting all requirements. They provided easy-to- follow examples and education so our staff can be more self-sufficient in our accounting practices impacting overall efficiencies. This has resulted in us being able to more fully utilize our accounting software to work for us.

Additionally, the team supplements our internal team with regular, ongoing support as needed. The Plante Moran experts are well-trained, efficient, and can get done in one day what could take me several days to accomplish. They help keep us on track and catch mistakes before they become a problem. I have the confidence and peace of mind that we're correctly accounting for financial activity, and their service allows us to avoid the cost of adding a full-time accounting position. I cannot speak highly enough of how beneficial this service has been.

Teresa (Tere) Onica
Township Supervisor, Village of Oxford

Due to an unexpected vacancy in our controller position, we needed immediate assistance preparing for our annual audit. Plante Moran stepped in with the right expertise and resources to help us complete our audit prep in time. Since then, they’ve become a valuable part of our team, providing ongoing accounting support and counsel throughout the year, including month-end close and financial reporting.

What distinguishes them is their level of K-12 expertise, as well as their knowledge of governmental audit and accounting standards. With their support, we’re able to stay ahead of industry changes. 

We would recommend Plante Moran to any other school or K-12 district. Their services have been essential in allowing us to focus our time and attention on our top priority: our students.

Cameron Mascoll
CFO, Colorado Early Colleges

Plante Moran was instrumental in helping us get a handle on the budget by creating a consolidated report to view all of the city’s accounts. This not only helped us internally, but it created better public trust in our community. I recommended Plante Moran to the City of Wayne and continue to recommend them to others because, when you hire Plante Moran, you get the whole team and their combined knowledge. They are great at making sure everyone is available to respond to questions and I know they’re looking out for our city.

Lisa Nocerini
City Manager, City of Wayne

Plante Moran is the gold standard when it comes to governmental accounting. I appreciate their expertise — they know their stuff. They’re big enough to have deep expertise in a lot of areas without being cumbersome to work with. Good customer service is increasingly rare these days, and Plante Moran is the exception — they treat us as valued clients. When we have questions, they follow up with us with timely answers. I can think of three people that I can call with questions that will get back to me by the end of the day. Their expertise bundled together with exceptional customer service is what makes Plante Moran unique.

Laura Mancini
Library Director, Northville District Library