Airport & Transportation Authorities

Airports and transportation authorities across the country face ever-increasing challenges to their financial health due to the slow economic recovery, continued airline industry consolidation, a changing regulatory environment and mounting infrastructure demands. Combine this with potentially declining travel numbers, increased fares due to rising oil prices and growing congestion in air traffic, and the result is a complex accounting and reporting environment in which to operate.

BKD advisors understand the unique needs of airports and transportation authorities and are focused on helping clients identify new opportunities for success and plan for the future. We can provide unmatched client service by applying our technical expertise and disciplined delivery of solutions to your management and financial needs.

Industry Experience

Our professionals can help you fulfill your role as a responsible steward of public funds through:

  • Revenue enhancement
  • Cost containment
  • Strategic positioning
  • Resource management
  • Accounting, audit and tax services

Tax Planning & Compliance

Beyond our core audit and CPA services, we can assist in a variety of areas, including:

  • Compliance with Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program regulations
  • Budgeting, forecasting and projections
  • Technology
  • Fraud and forensic services
  • Lessee and concessionaire audits
  • Davis-Bacon compliance audits
  • Rates and charges methodologies
  • Public sector financing alternatives
  • Cost studies
  • Capital asset inventories
  • Internal control design and documentation
  • Review and development of policies and procedures

Joseph Vande Bosche

Partner
317.383.4000

Kevin Kemp

Partner
972.702.8262

Richard Wittgren

Partner
317.383.4000

Andy Richards

Partner
501.372.1040

Angela Miratsky

Partner
816.221.6300

Christopher Telli

Partner
719.471.4290

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 worked with our airport management to correct the treatment of their assets. This was a challenge due to personalities, length of time that the assets had not been separated and the method to track the assets.”

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

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