State & Local Government

Fulfilling community needs is your government's top priority. Having tomorrow's conversations today, we deliver customized strategies and proactive solutions for state and local governments, enabling you to meet constituent expectations and maintain financial transparency.

    Baker Tilly's extensive experience and knowledge of the public sector cultivates a comprehensive understanding of the issues confronting state and local governments.

    As industry specialists, we see the big picture. This vision guides our delivery of advisory and accounting services to protect and enhance the value of governmental organizations. From spotting operational issues to streamlining processes, your community's success is at the center of everything we do.

    Baker Tilly is an extraordinary firm. They make the first-year engagement seamless by collaborating as a true partner. Their customer service is exceptional because they put in the time upfront to understand the uniqueness of their client’s accounting structure and operations as well as putting in the time to meet client deadlines. Their extensive government practice, including counties and single audits, creates a dedicated knowledge base and resource. Baker Tilly consistently exceeds expectations, and I highly recommend them.
    Former Chief Financial Officer, DuPage County, Illinois
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    Over the years, Baker Tilly has been an effective auditor for Moshannon Valley School District. In addition to our annual financial statement audit, they have performed special focus audits on our areas of risk such as tax collectors and our student activity fund. Our business office is responsible for a wide variety of services such as payroll, human resources, purchasing, accounts payable, budgeting, cafeteria operations, pupil transportation, state reporting, etc. Nobody on our team has an accounting background. Therefore, we also lean heavily on Baker Tilly for accounting services and advice. Our trusted business advisers always provide friendly, prompt and reliable service and guidance. They are very knowledgeable and help our school stay compliant with the ever-changing government reporting regulations. Our years of partnership with our auditors can be summed up with 5 letters – TRUST. I have and will continue to recommend Baker Tilly to any district looking for auditing services.
    Elsie Harchak, Business Manager, Moshannon Valley School District, Pennsylvania
    I rely on the Baker Tilly team as a resource throughout the year. They have a strong understanding of GASB changes, pending regulations and other issues that may impact the County. If something comes up or we have questions, they respond quickly and with recommendations tailored to our specific needs.
    Karrie Jansen, Finance Director, Renville County, Minnesota

    By the numbers



    Top 3

    Provider of single audits


    Active public sector clients

    No. 9

    Nationally – all bond deals (Source: Thomson Reuters)

    No. 3

    Nationally – number of bond issues (Source: REFINITIV)

    Baker Tilly has provided audit and consulting services to the City of Beloit for many years. They have always exhibited the highest level of professionalism and work collaboratively with us to achieve our financial goals. They have also proven to be flexible, cooperative, timely and always willing to take time to answer any questions we may have. The services they provide have been instrumental in our ability to effectively manage and communicate the financial position of the City. It’s a pleasure working with Baker Tilly, and I would not hesitate recommending them to anyone searching for governmental audit or consulting services.
    Eric R. Miller, Finance and Administrative Services Director, City of Beloit, Wisconsin