Public Sector

We are recognized as one of the tri-state area’s premier providers of accounting, auditing and advisory services for public sector organizations.

For those who choose a life in public service, the rewards are many. The challenges, however, include changing budgetary priorities, restrictive regulations and time-consuming demands for transparency. Not only do these challenges divert managers’ attention from everyday operations, they require the development of specific solutions, customized procedures and processes — which is why so many government officials and managers seek the help of experts like ours.

Dedicated to Public Sector Organizations.

One of the tri-state area’s leading providers of accounting, auditing and advisory services for public sector organizations, PKF O’Connor Davies offers a bridge between accounting practices and financial management, helping resolve complex regulatory issues, fulfill critical reporting requirements and more. We deliver extensive resources to public sector organizations of every size while simultaneously offering the concentrated personal attention that many larger firms cannot.

The Singular Focus Only Specialists Can Deliver

Proactive, thorough and efficient, our professionals forge long-lasting relationships with clients. They deliver attentive, responsive service to government officials and managers along with firm partners, also actively involved in the engagement. Many are involved in various national and local professional organizations as well as numerous government and accounting organizations, including:

  • GFOA – Government Finance Officers Association: National, New York and Connecticut chapters
  • ASBO – Association of School Business Officials: National, New York and New Jersey chapters
  • AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • NYSSCPA – New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CTCPA – Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • NJCPA – New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Trusted by a Diverse Constituency

Our client base extends throughout the tri-state area and includes:

State agencies
Public authorities
School districts
Justice courts
Fire districts
Hospitals and nursing homes
Educational institutions

In-Depth Industry Expertise

Our partners and professionals possess significant experience in serving the public sector, which equips them to tailor services to address specific concerns and objectives, including:

Audit Services

  • Audits of public sector organizations
  • Single Audits (under Uniform Grant Guidance)
  • Internal auditing
  • 403(b) plans; Audit and compliance reviews
  • 457(b) plans; Deferred compensation plan audits
  • GASB standards implementation guidance

Management Advisory Services

  • Budget consulting
  • Performance management studies
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Indirect cost rate calculations

Information Technology Consulting

  • IT application feasibility studies
  • Systems and software design and implementation

Additional Services

  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) preparation and review
  • Official statement reviews
  • Refunding bond verification
  • Federal and state regulation interpretation
  • Federal and state agency audit findings response
  • Organizational policies and procedures development
  • Grant administration reviews
  • Government finance training seminars
  • Grant proposals, contract proposal and cost proposal development assistance
  • Employee benefit plans consulting
  • Cost reporting for governmental agencies