Municipal Advisory Services for Local Governments

Local governments’ ongoing, effective financial and operational management is comprised of many functions, often working together to create a strong government. As an independent advisor, Baker Tilly’s only priority is doing what’s best for the local governments we represent.

    Our solutions

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    Cities, towns, villages, counties and townships have challenges and opportunities that are different from other public sector entities and organizations. These include projecting changes in tax revenue, finding new revenue sources, developing long-range strategic plans, funding buildings and improvements and structuring the most advantageous economic development packages.

    Baker Tilly’s extensive experience in advising local governments to address these and many other issues makes us capable Value Architects to help you succeed today — and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

    Let's face the future, together.

    Financial management

    • Annexation and fiscal plans
    • Budget preparation assistance
    • Comprehensive financial planning
    • User fee development
    • Audit preparation
    • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting preparation preparation
    • Financial reporting
    • Tax revenue analysis and management

    Capital planning

    • Debt management solutions
    • Project planning and financial development
    • Long-range capital planning and implementation
    • Developing and evaluating funding alternatives
    • Financial presentations to elected officials and the public

    Bond issuance and refunding

    • Official statements and bond sale preparations
    • Presentations to bond ratings agencies
    • Evaluation of bond insurance proposals
    • Competitive bond sales and electronic bidding services
    • Negotiated bond sales and private placements
    • Coordination of bond closings
    • Assistance to the trustee bank
    • Refinancing of existing debt
    • Escrow verifications
    • Parity reports

    Post issuance

    • In-progress construction reports
    • Arbitrage rebate calculations
    • Continuing disclosure filings
    • Post issuance compliance
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    City creates successful debt repayment plan and strengthens credit rating while minimizing revenue impact

    Baker Tilly helped implement a creative solution to the City of Independence, Missouri's Crackerneck Creek retail project with TIF debt refunding.

    Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC is a registered municipal advisor and controlled subsidiary of Baker Tilly US, LLP, an accounting firm. Baker Tilly US, LLP, trading as Baker Tilly, is a member of the global network of Baker Tilly International Ltd., the members of which are separate and independent legal entities.