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The leadership and services local governments provide are the foundation of strong communities. The Governmental Services Team at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC understands the unique accounting and operational issues within the industry. Our team is experienced in performing audits and providing consulting services for a wide variety of governmental entities.

TYPES OF ENTITIES

  • Cities, Boroughs, Towns
  • Counties
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Townships
  • Municipal and Special Purpose Authorities
  • School Districts and Intermediate Units
  • Vocational –Technical and Charter Schools
  • State Agencies

SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Financial statement audits
  • Yellow Book and Single Audits
  • PLANCON Audits (PA school districts) and DCED Audits (PA municipalities)
  • Payroll Processing
  • Staff Training
  • Controller Services
  • Indirect Cost/Cost Allocation Studies
  • Real Estate Tax, Earned Income Tax, Amusement Tax, and Other Audits
  • Forensic Auditing
  • Consulting
    • Accounting systems
    • Budgeting
    • Accounting for bond issues
    • Payroll taxes
    • Internal controls
    • Fraud prevention
    • Retirement planning
    • QuickBooks®/Sage 50® consulting
    • New accounting pronouncements

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

SEK&Co is a member of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center. The Center is a national community of CPA firms that demonstrate a commitment to governmental audit quality and raise awareness about the importance of governmental audits. The Center provides members with best practices, guidelines, and tools CPAs need to perform quality governmental audits and better serve clients; while the members of the Center voluntarily to adhere to membership requirements.

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HOW OUR CLIENTS BENEFIT

  • Communication to relay new developments in laws and regulations, opportunities to uncover needs and concerns, and promote a cooperative relationship
  • Proactive advice to assure opportunities are anticipated, identified, promptly evaluated, and creatively pursued
  • Efficiency through in-depth knowledge and understanding of local government entities
  • Experience and specialized training for governmental accounting and audits
  • Continuity of staff with advisors who are knowledgeable of the highly specialized field

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT TEAM LEADERS

Michael P. Manspeaker, CPA, CGMA, Hagerstown
Craig E. Witmer, CPA, CGFM, Chambersburg
Terri M. Shoemaker, CPA, Hagerstown
Kevin B. Stouffer, CPA, Chambersburg

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