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The leadership and services local governments provide are the foundation of strong communities. The Governmental Services Team at SEK 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.


  • 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


  • 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


The AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center is a national community of CPA firms that demonstrates a commitment to governmental audit quality and raises awareness about the importance of governmental audits. As a member of the Center, SEK voluntarily adheres to rigorous quality control standards and undergoes additional scrutiny of governmental audits during the peer review process.


  • 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

Fraud Avoidance Presentation


Craig E. Witmer, CPA, CGFM, Chambersburg
Kevin B. Stouffer, CPA, Chambersburg
William D. Oyster, CPA, Carlisle
Terri M. Shoemaker, CPA, Hagerstown

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