Industries / Local Government
The leadership and services local governments provide are the foundation of strong communities. As a governmental entity, the public holds you to a higher standard. SEK has helped organizations like yours identify solutions to their unique challenges for more than 55 years. With the expertise that comes from working with more than 120 governmental entities, you will see how our knowledge evolves into advice, suggestions, and fresh ideas that will propel you forward.
We Are Experts
The members of our governmental team receive specialized training related specifically to governmental entities. You will not only work with people who are qualified to perform your work, but who are also able to take what they learn from other organizations and share it with you to improve your own situation.
The members of our governmental team are often involved in providing that training to other professionals and our clients through seminars. At our annual governmental seminar, you can receive training on the current topics impacting governmental entities.
We Are Recognized
The AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center recognizes our firm in their membership for our commitment to our governmental audit practice, willingness to meet rigorous quality control standards, and undergo additional scrutiny of our government audits during the peer review process.
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.
Entities We Serve
- Cities, towns
- Boroughs, townships, counties
- Municipal and special purpose authorities
- Colleges and universities
- School districts and intermediate units
- Vocation-technical and charter schools
- State agencies
- Conservation districts
Services We Provide
- 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 audits
- Accounting systems; budgeting; bond issues; payroll taxes; internal controls; fraud prevention; retirement planning; QuickBooks®/Sage 50; New accounting pronouncements
- AICPA's Governmental Audit Quality Center
- Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
- Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
- Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
SEK has been performing our annual governmental auditing services since 1981. Their audit team is first rate and provides reliable and dependable client services. Their staff is very efficient and exhibits a high level of quality and excellence with their specialized knowledge and skills set. SEK exhibits the highest level of commitment and dedication to clients and their individual needs. You can count on them for their honesty, integrity and excellence and have confidence in their work and the services they provide.
Sharon A. PurnellManagerHamilton Township Municipal Authority
When the Borough reached a precarious point almost a year ago, I reached out to SEK. I was met with calm, collected, intelligent personnel who stepped in and conquered the Borough office as if they has been here forever. I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed!!! From budgeting to everyday accounting functions, all work is done timely and accurately. Staff has been on site for training and they’ve all been extremely professional. What can I say about SEK? AMAZING!
Patti StitelySecretaryMont Alto Borough
We have worked with SEK as our Auditors for more than 12 years. The on-site audit team is always professional, pleasant and easy to work with. Our Supervisors have been very happy with the services, time, and attentiveness SEK puts into our annual audit requirement.
Karen LowerySecretary/TreasurerMonroe Township
The audit team at SEK keeps up to date and provides guidance to the Business Office on new accounting issues that are arising in the school district arena. Their presentations to the school board on the new accounting pronouncements and results of the audit are done in an understandable manner. The audit team provides a level of service so that the client knows the job has been completed in a detailed and accurate fashion.
Troy WentzBusiness ManagerHanover Public School District
The team at SEK has given Gettysburg Municipal Authority nothing less than excellent service and guidance in financial record keeping and the ever-changing landscaping of municipal government accounting.
Mark GuiseUtilities ManagerGettysburg Municipal Authority
Working with SEK is one of the best decisions we have made! They help to keep us informed about many different situations. The staff is very knowledgeable and very dependable! I am grateful for all the expertise we have added to our small community through this relationship!
Nathan ShoemakerCouncil PresidentNewburg Borough
My association with SEK spans 30 years. During that time I have had interactions with several staff members performing our annual audits. Each and every member has had a deep understanding of our operations, and has always been promptly available to answer any questions that I might have throughout the year. SEK is truly a first class firm.
Deborah HollensheadSecretary/TreasurerHamilton Township, Franklin County
SEK's auditing services ensure that our Board, community and bond holders receive an accurate financial picture of the school district. SEK also provides insight and comparison data to measure the investment on return for delivering educational programs.
Eric HoltzmanBusiness AdministratorWaynesboro Area School District
As the new accountant to the Landfill, I was facing a lot of stress regarding the upcoming audit. We made our best decision when we decided to hire SEK. What I thought was going to be a painful mess worked out to be a drastically less stressful event thanks to a strong audit team. They conducted themselves in a confident, relaxed, professional manner. They knew our industry, they know what they’re doing, and they do it well, making my job so much easier than expected. Thank you and see you next year!
Dorrene KlineOffice ManagerGreater Lebanon Refuse Authority
Professionalism, accounting/audit expertise, extremely flexible and overall willingness to work with us as a client by listening to our needs, wants and concerns….Class act all the way!
John EberlyHarrisburg Area Community College