Government

Real World Experience in Government Consulting,
Audit and Compliance

In an environment of falling revenues, tightening budgets and increasingly complex compliance restrictions, it is important to have the right government accountant providing the proper technical guidance, reducing the demands on government staff and allowing entities to focus on their constituents. Cherry Bekaert provides this type of practical support to many of the leading governmental entities in the country including local governments, public authorities, school districts and state and federal agencies.

Each government accountant in Cherry Bekaert’s Government Services Group is dedicated to providing innovative, effective government consulting. Our vast experience and knowledge of the industry allows us to apply best business practices among our varied government clients, which range in revenue size from $2 million to $5 billion.

Our government accountants have served in key positions for the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASB), the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), as well as serving on Federal Audit Advisory Committees and state and local committees. The Cherry Bekaert Government Services Group has established a leading reputation with local and state entities, as well as with federal agencies through direct contracting on the GSA Federal Supply Schedule.

Financial Reporting & Auditing

  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting (CAFR)
  • OMB Circular A-133 single audits
  • Debt capacity studies
  • Utility rate studies

Assurance & Performance

  • Internal audit co-sourcing
  • Forensic audits
  • Risk assessment
  • SSAE 16 and A-123/ARMICS control reviews
  • Staff training/seminars
  • Evaluation of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
  • Yellow Book performance audits
  • Grant reviews
  • Debt covenant letters

Information Technology

  • Disaster recovery
  • Systems evaluation and software/vendor selection
  • Change management
  • ERP Implementation support
  • Data Integrity, reporting and conversion support
  • Compliance with Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (“FISCAM”) and the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (“FISMA”)

Consulting Services

  • Performance measurement services
  • Indirect cost allocation plans
  • Profit and efficiency studies
  • Privatization and outsourcing (including interim finance director and year-end close out assistance)
  • CAFR assistance with GFOA and ASBO certificate programs
  • Program/Project Management (PMP)
  • Business process and continuous process improvement (BPI & CPI)
  • Project & Cost accounting
  • Commercial & Government Contract Administration & Life Cycle Support (CFCM)
  • Industry regulatory compliance (Title 42 & Title 48; Healthcare & FARs)
  • Buy & sell-side contract and financial due diligence program
  • Proposal preparation and negotiation support

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