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Assurance Services for Government and the Public Sector

June 23, 2022
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How Our Assurance Services Support Government & Public Sector Entities

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’s Government & Public Sector team is dedicated to providing innovative and effective audit, assurance and attestation services to local governments, public authorities, school districts, and state and local agencies, ranging in size from $2 million to $9 billion.

Our professionals have held key positions for the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and state and local committees. They attend and teach at conferences hosted by the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA), the Association for School Business Officials (ASBO), the AGA, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Airports Council International (ACI).

Government & Public Sector Services Industry Facts

Government & Public Sector is the largest attest practice and one of the fastest-growing practice groups for Cherry Bekaert. We have gained market share by recruiting and developing an outstanding professional team throughout our entire footprint, and by establishing a cohesive leadership team that works as a collective brain trust for the sector. Our Government and Public Sector professionals stay informed about market conditions and industry trends that may affect state and local governments and the public sector. Through this commitment and dedication, we have a significant concentration of expertise which, together with our Firm’s size, has provided us a niche and unsurpassed reputation in this industry.

Cherry Bekaert’s Government & Public Sector practice is comprised not only of accounting professionals with the skills and knowledge you expect from a national accounting firm with a rich audit heritage, but also with advisory professionals with deep business consulting experience, many of whom have worked in government, who have first-hand knowledge of government business process, technology, rules and regulations, and experience working with elected office holders and career civil servants.

We help government and public sector organizations transform and modernize to meet these challenges and to work in new ways, using a digital environment with data-driven practices to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and teams so they can better focus on their mission and delivering results to constituents.

Representative Clients

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITY OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GEORGIA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
MIAMI-DADE AVIATION DEPARTMENT, FLORIDA
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
VIRGINIA PUBLIC RAIL AUTHORITY, VIRGINIA

Industry Segments

State & Local Government

Departments and Divisions of the State Governments, Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Stand Alone Enterprise Funds, Authorities, Commissions, Boards and Planning Councils

Federal Government

Federal Civilian Agencies

Other Public Sector

Airports, Light Rail, Bus, Toll Roads, Port Authorities, Expressways, Publicly-Funded Universities, Public Health Care Providers

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