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Municipal advisory services for local governments

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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

    Cities, towns, villages, counties and townships have challenges and opportunities that are different from other public sector entities and organizations. These challenges include projecting changes in tax revenue, finding new revenue sources, working on long-range planning, funding buildings and improvements and structuring the most advantageous economic development package. Baker Tilly’s deep experience in helping local governments address these and many other challenges makes us capable to help you today — and with tomorrow’s challenges.

    Financial management

    • Annexation and fiscal plans
    • Budget preparation assistance
    • Comprehensive financial planning
    • User fee development
    • Audit preparation
    • CAFR 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