Enabling you to focus on your organization’s mission
“The City of Lakewood, Colorado has completed two annual audits with ACM. The City staff and elected officials express our appreciation for the firm’s efficient and effective planning, preparation and execution of the annual audit. The City is also grateful for the firm’s willingness to receive feedback, ability to be flexible and willingness to implement appropriate changes. Our communication with the firm’s staff have been excellent, and most critical to our mutual success. We look forward to working with ACM in the future. “
LARRY DORR, CPAFINANCE DIRECTOR & CITY TREASURER, LAKEWOOD, COLORADO
“ACM has been our auditing firm for many years and always provides exceptional service to the Town of Windsor. When I say service, I mean throughout the year, not just at audit time. They are always available to provide technical assistance that helps us ensure a smooth audit at year end.“
Government and public sector organizations are under extreme pressure, regardless of whether they operate on a national, state, or local level. Budget shortfalls, requirements for greater transparency and accountability, and increasing workloads are just some of the challenges you face on a daily basis.
Fortunately, ACM has more than 30 years of experience providing services to some of Colorado and Wyoming’s larger local governments, as well as nearly 100 public sector clients. We bring knowledge and understanding of the challenges you face, and can help you address them.
Our expertise with the accounting and financial reporting nuances that are unique to exempt entities allows us to cut through the traditional “red tape” of an audit. We conduct audits in accordance with Auditing Standards Generally Accepted in the U.S. (GAAS), as well as Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller of the U.S., and are committed to providing the highest level of responsiveness and thought leadership.
Through our relationship with BDO’s National Nonprofit Practice and the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, we have access to tools and resources to assist us with staying abreast of changing regulations and interpretations when auditing in a regulated environment. Additionally, our professionals participate in national trainings offered through the BDO Alliance USA and industry-specific trainings from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Along with properly assessing audit risk, our specialists help you effectively assess the adequacy of internal control over financial reporting, identify opportunities to strengthen existing control environments, provide value-added analysis of your finances with comprehensive financial benchmarking, and use proper procedures to render opinions on your financial statements.