Public Sector Accounting & Consulting

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BKD National Public Sector Group helps a variety of government groups, including tribal governments and gaming operations, federal and state agencies, public utilities and power agencies, airports and transportation authorities. Our advisors can help with numerous aspects of government accounting, from fiscal accountability and resource management to performance management, budgeting and debt administration.

Governmental organizations must demonstrate their responsible stewardship of public funds. Today’s environment makes it more difficult than ever to manage resources while providing cost-effective services that meet the needs of the public.

Our advisors understand the unique issues and needs of various government entities. We help:

Public Sector Thoughtware

Cherokee Nation

“BKD’s technical expertise in both tribal government and business is valuable to the Cherokee Nation. Their attention to detail and responsiveness exceeds expectations.”

— Lacey A. Horn, Treasurer
Cherokee Nation
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Minneapolis Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission

“I have been pleased with BKD’s detailed approach as it relates to our external audit function. BKD validated a number of concerns of our department and agreed such concerns need to be addressed.

The engagement team brings airport industry expertise, and we have benefited from their knowledge and experience. The team is responsive and candid with MAC management, bringing a fresh perspective with their substantive approach to the audit. BKD’s timely consultations and management letter will help MAC’s leadership and board enhance controls and provide an accurate and credible report to the public."

— Michael Willis, Assistant Director - Internal Audit
Minneapolis Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission
Minneapolis, Minnesota

City and County of Denver

“BKD's personnel from staff to partner that I've worked with are very professional and consider the operations and timelines of the agency personnel in their planning. They are willing to discuss issues and accounting treatments in an open method while ensuring that the standards are met. The comments and recommendations are helpful and have assisted the city in making improvements.”

— Beth Machann, City Controller
City and County of Denver
Denver, Colorado

Heartland Consumers Power District

“Heartland hired BKD, LLP after using a Big Four firm for many years. Heartland has experienced BKD’s commitment to excellence first hand and our Board of Directors and staff are glad we transitioned to BKD. BKD’s personnel have brought a level of utility experience, integrity, and professional demeanor at standards we did not experience before. BKD responds to our questions in a timely manner and openly discusses accounting treatments to ensure the best course of action is taken and accounting standards met. Heartland looks forward to a continued successful relationship with BKD and highly recommends them to anyone in the utility industry.”

— Mike Malone, Financial Operations Manager
Heartland Consumers Power District
Madison, South Dakota

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