Government CPA Firm

Government Services

Making Every Penny Count

Tight budgets require state, local, and special-purpose governments to find innovative ways to reduce costs while maintaining the service levels constituents expect. This means reducing risk, gaining efficiency, and taking advantage of unique opportunities as they develop.

And while this is a tall order, you can find the help you need from an advisory firm that specializes in governments like yours—one that has both the technical expertise and the cross-industry experience necessary to get the job done.

At Moss Adams, our Government Services group is composed of government auditors and tax specialists, and we routinely bring in practitioners from around the firm who specialize in areas such as construction, employee benefit plan services, health care, real estate, and telecommunications.

All of this gives us the deep resources necessary to not only address governmental accounting and tax-exempt bond issues but also provide the holistic services governments need to thrive.

Who We Serve

For decades, we've been serving a host of governmental clients, including:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • State agencies and departments
  • Public employee retirement systems
  • Special-purpose governments, including ports, transit agencies, and other enterprise funds
  • Municipal utilities
  • Charter schools

Specialized Services

The depth of our practice means we understand the issues you face and can provide the specialized services you need, such as single audits, accounting for complex investment transactions, benefit plan audits, performance audits, and fraud investigation and forensic accounting.

Our specialized services include:

  • Agreed-upon procedure engagements
  • Compliance examinations pursuant to federal reporting requirements
  • Federal Compliance Audits under the Uniform Guidance
  • Independent contractor versus employee determinations
  • Joint venture formation and operation consulting
  • Tax-exempt bond consulting
  • Technology transfer and associated royalty arrangements
  • Third-party management agreements and sponsorship planning


Webcast Series: Governmental Services Updates

Learn how governmental entities can increase help cash flow, remain compliant with changing requirements, reduce risk, and more.


Webcast Series: Internal Audits for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Discover how your organization can implement strategic audit programs and policies in our three-part webcast.


Effective August 31, the Uniform Guidance procurement thresholds will officially increase from $3,500 to $10,000 and from $150,000 to $250,000. Learn more.

Is your organization working on or considering a new construction project? Inadequate or ineffective procurement practices as well as expenditure-management controls could present significant financial risks. We’ll address key challenges relevant to your organization and provide strategies for efficient project management, while helping to reduce noncompliant, excessive, and unsupported costs.

Learn details of the Treasury’s guidance for local governments to use funds from the CARES Act and allowed expenditures.

Learn how the CARES Act can help tax-exempt organizations through its provisions on filing Form 990-T, employee benefits, low interest loans, and more.

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued Statement No. 92 to clarify key provisions on leases, postemployment benefits, and more.

Join us for a webcast addressing different aspects of GASB 84 and its potential impact on governmental entities.

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