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RubinBrown is a recognized leader in providing services to public sector organizations. Through our extensive list of clients we serve, as well as our involvement in associations and professional organizations at the local, regional and national levels, we understand the issues unique to state and local governments.

RubinBrown’s commitment to quality is demonstrated through our membership in the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center. This firm-based voluntary membership center is designed to help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality audits in the unique and complex public sector industry.

The Public Sector Services Group provides services to a broad spectrum of government organizations, including city and county governments, institutions of higher education, local public school districts, state governments and political districts such as public libraries, municipal utility districts and fire districts.

Our public sector team includes experienced professionals all of whom are well trained in the financial reporting and audit requirements as promulgated in:

  • Government Accounting Standards Board
  • Government Audit Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States
  • Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB's Uniform Guidance

Industry Involvement

RubinBrown is committed to staying active within the industry, which helps us remain current on all new issues.

We are active members and frequent speakers at the national and regional Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) chapters.

Our staff are associate members of the national GFOA, including the Special Review Committee of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program, the Association of Government Accountants and special industry related committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


2019 Public Sector Stats2019 Public Sector Municipal Stats

This analysis has been created in order to provide a comprehensive report of key government-wide, governmental and general fund financial statistics for the regions we serve so that cities may compare how they are doing relative to other municipal governments in their region and identify trends occurring in their communities.

This study includes results for municipalities in the Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas. Additionally, cities throughout the state of Tennessee have been included in our survey.

Assurance & Accounting Services

  • Financial statement audits
  • Single audits of federal financial assistance under OMB's Uniform Guidance
  • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program expertise
  • Program and performance audits
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Forensic auditing
  • Accounting, bookkeeping and internal financial reporting assistance

Consulting Services

  • Internal auditing
  • Internal control and operational reviews/efficiency analysis
  • Cyber security consulting
  • Accounting policy and procedure manuals
  • Financial analysis and review
  • Benchmarking
  • Technology analysis and implementation

RubinBrown also is equipped to help public sector clients with technology consulting, fringe benefit consulting and retirement plan administration and placement of temporary and permanent accounting, bookkeeping and financial personnel.

07/30/2019

Focus on Public Sector: GASB 84 Update


On Thursday June 19th, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued its Implementation Guide on Fiduciary Activities (guide).

07/24/2019

Focus on Public Sector: 2019 OMB Compliance Supplement Update

Applies to Public Sector, Not-For-Profit, Colleges and Universities

01/11/2019

Focus on Public Sector: GASB Posts Proposed Implementation Guide on Fiduciary Activities


In January 2017, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities (Statement).  The requirements of the Statement are effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (i.e., December 31, 2019 year ends and fiscal years ending in 2020).

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