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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.


2016 Public Sector Stats2018 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.

09/04/2018

Focus on Public Sector: SEC Adds Two New Continuing Disclosure Requirements


On August 20, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to SEC Rule 15c2-12, which identify two new events requiring disclosure with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) via the EMMA system within 10 business days of their occurrence.

01/11/2018

Focus on Public Sector: Highlights from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The following are highlights that have some implications for state and local governments. As with past tax acts, there are likely to be “technical corrections” passed in future legislation. While technical corrections are often minor, occasionally the changes are material.

09/13/2017

Focus on Public Sector and Not-For-Profits: 2017 Compliance Supplement


On August 14, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced the release of the 2017 OMB Compliance Supplement. The compliance supplement contains the policies and procedures required to be followed by federal, state and local entities in regards to expending federal funding and the procedures required to be performed by auditors when conducting the single audit over these federal programs.

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