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Government

We believe the work you do is essential to the public’s quality of life.

Making the right decision begins with true understanding, while true understanding is rooted in hard-earned experience. At Strothman and Company, our specialized teams have years of experience and valuable connections within their respective industries—giving us the expertise we need to deliver the results you deserve. Partner with a team that brings rich perspective and true understanding to the table.

At Strothman and Company, we understand these demands and offer a wealth of experience with government and public agencies. We can help you plan and manage so your agency can overcome financial challenges and achieve new levels of public service.

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    Government Segment Leader

    Jennifer French

    Principal
    Jennifer French has 20 years of experience working in both public and private accounting. Her public accounting experience includes areas of audit, review, compilation, and agreed-upon procedure engagements.
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    As a government entity, you provide services that we cannot (or would not want to) live without. At the same time, your organization is under extreme regulatory scrutiny and tremendous public pressure to make every penny count. You are expected to provide much-needed public services under a tight budget—often, a budget that gets tighter each year—while navigating a complex and shifting regulatory environment.

    We understand the unique reporting and audit requirements of governmental entities.  Beyond the basic reporting requirements, governmental entities have the responsibility to demonstrate their fiscal accountability and compliance with restrictions on the use of resources in connection with annual budgets and federal and state grantors.

    Members of the Strothman and Company Government Services Team work closely with the management, audit committees, council members, and the boards of directors of numerous governmental entities.  Our firm is one of the few in our region that has placed an emphasis and specialized in servicing governmental entities. 

    We take pride in meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations.  We provide clear and open lines of communication and commit to performing our services at convenient times for our clients.  At the beginning of each audit engagement, we establish an engagement timeline that fits the needs of our clients. 

    We are available to work in our client’s office in person and we are also available to social distance and work on a remote basis.  During 2020, we have found the majority of our clients prefer a hybrid version, of both working remote and coming onsite as needed.  We utilize a secure portal for uploading files that also serves as a “dashboard” to monitor the progress of the audit.

    For the last 25 years, we have held the annual Strothman and Company Annual Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference for our governmental clients and other invited guests. This conference features some of the leading governmental accounting speakers in the U.S.

    Governmental Entities Served:

    Countries and Cities
    State Agencies
    Public and Private Colleges and Universities
    Parking Authorities
    Quasi-governmental not-for-profits
    Municipalities
    Public School Districts
    Higher Education Assistance Authorities
    Comprehensive Care Centers
    Pension Plans

    Our services for government industries often include:

    Financial statement audits
    Internal audit and risk advisory services
    Agreed upon procedures
    Data Collection Form filings for the Single Audit Reporting Package
    Cost certifications
    Tax Increments Financing (“TIF”) certifications
    Audits of School Activity Funds
    Information technology – review of controls
    Single audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance
    Compliance audits
    New accounting standards implementation including FASB and GASB standards
    Real Estate Assessment Center (“REAC”) filings
    HUD compliance audits
    Audits of Workers’ Compensation Funds

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    Governmental Accounting Standards Board
    Electronic Municipal Market Access
    Uniform Administrative Requirements
    The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    The CPA Journal
    Government Finance Officers Association
    August 2020 Compliance Supplement
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 
    Financial Accounting Standards Board
    Journal of Accountancy

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