We have local governments to thank for the first responder, housing, transportation, parks and recreation, municipal court and public works services that we rely on in America. Yet, the landscape in the government industry is constantly evolving, and local governments are impacted daily by a myriad of legislative, legal, social, economic, labor and environmental challenges.

The Brown Plus Government Practice professionals spend a majority of their time serving and volunteering within the governmental industry. With over 30 years of experience working with governmental entities, we understand both the opportunities and challenges you face, and we are passionate about providing you with the industry expertise you require.

What Types of Governmental Entities Does Brown Plus Serve?

Our team has extensive experience providing services to governmental entities, including, but not limited to:

Local Governments and Subdivisions, such as:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Towns
  • Townships

Authorities and Instrumentalities, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Transportation Systems

What Services Do We Provide?

We specialize in providing the following attest and advisory services to governments:

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Attest Services

  • Audits
    • Grant Audits
    • Single Audits, in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance
    • Borrowing Base Certificates and Debt Statement Preparation, pursuant to the Local Government Unit Debt Act
    • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Preparation and Review, under the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (COA) Program
  • Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Audits
  • Reviews, Compilations and Agreed-Upon Procedures

Why Choose Brown Plus as a Trusted Advisor for Governments?

At Brown Plus, client satisfaction is a top priority, and we deliver strongly on our promise of exceptional service to governmental entities. Our Practice is equipped with the most up-to-date accounting tools and information pertaining to local governments, allowing us to provide specialized accounting services that are unique to each entity. We also have significant experience providing outsourced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and other accounting services to municipalities.

Through our experience, our professionals specializing in the government industry are deeply familiar with the intricacies of auditing federal programs. We have performed Single Audits and Grant Audits related to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, Local Share Gaming grant funding and Community Development Block Grant funding, Industrial Sites Cleanup Fund Grant, the Keystone Communities Program Grant and the Department of Health and Human Services Energy Assistance Program for our local government clients, just to name a few. Our Government Practice professionals have also worked with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office and the Maryland Department of Legislative Services to resolve client issues.

We understand that, in order to provide accurate professional services, it is important to first have a full understanding of the expectations of our clients. Brown Plus is a member of the Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which promotes the importance of quality and value of governmental audits. Two of our Government Practice principals have earned the AICPA’s Certificate of Educational Achievement in Governmental Accounting and Auditing. Many of our professionals are also members of various government associations in the region, including the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania (GFOA-PA) and the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s (PML) Business Leaders Network.

With over 30 years of experience working with governmental entities, the team at Brown Plus is prepared to provide trusted services to your organization. Contact Brown Plus and find out more about our services for governments today!

Need to Submit an RFP?

We welcome any business, nonprofit organization or governmental entity to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) on our website for our review. We would love the opportunity to partner with you to provide the attest, tax and/or advisory services you require. Thank you for considering Brown Plus in your search for a trusted accounting and advisory firm.

Our Locations

Brown Plus provides services nationwide with a concentration of clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our offices are located throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.