Government Brochure



Government

We assist 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 fiscal accountability, resource management, performance management, budgeting and debt administration.

As a government official, you recognize governmental organizations must demonstrate they are responsible stewards of public funds. In today’s environment, you face the daily challenge of managing resources while providing cost-effective services that meet the needs of the public.

BKD National Governmental Group members understand the unique issues and needs of various different government entities. For example, we help:

  • Municipal and state governing bodies determine the most effective way to deliver services and meet fiduciary and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Airports and other transportation authorities fulfill their role as responsible stewards of public funds through revenue enhancement, cost containment, strategic positioning, resource management, accounting, audit and tax services
  • Public power and utility providers attain their strategic goals through the application of innovative, practical solutions and best practices
  • Tribal governments effectively operate their expanding businesses, protect the tribe’s investments and manage the gaming industry’s regulatory challenges

Debi Ladyman

National Industry Partner
Audit

Debi Ladyman

National Industry Partner

Audit

Not-for-Profit & Government

201 N. Illinois Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 44998
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0998 (46204)

Indianapolis
317.383.4000

Kevin Kemp

Partner
Audit

Kevin Kemp

Partner

Audit

Not-for-Profit & Government

14241 Dallas Parkway
Suite 1100
Dallas, Texas 75254-2961

Dallas
972.702.8262

Donald Williams

Partner
Audit

Donald Williams

Partner

Audit

Not-for-Profit & Government

Two Warren Place
6120 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 1400
Tulsa, OK 74136-4223

Tulsa
918.584.2900

Andy Richards

Partner

Andy Richards

Partner

Not-for-Profit & Government

400 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 3667
Little Rock, AR 72203-3667 (72201)

Little Rock
501.372.1040

Joseph Vande Bosche

Partner
Audit

Joseph Vande Bosche

Partner

Audit

Not-for-Profit & Government

201 N. Illinois Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 44998
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0998 (46204)

Indianapolis
317.383.4000

Christopher Telli

Partner

Christopher Telli

Partner

Not-for-Profit & Government

111 S. Tejon Street, Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2286

Colorado Springs
719.471.4290

While maintaining their independence, the BKD accountants have gotten to know our operations. They understand how changes in the accounting standards will affect our financials, leading to a thorough and credible audit that puts to rest the minds of school district leaders.

— Adrienne Bradshaw
Director, Finance
Aurora Public Schools
Aurora, Colorado

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

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

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 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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