Selecting an independent auditor can be a challenging task.
You will want a firm that is experienced with serving local governments, who not only knows GASB pronouncements, federal grant requirements, and applicable laws and regulations, but – most importantly – can assist you in ensuring compliance of these principles.
You will want an auditor who works well with you and your team, not one who simply has a “gotcha!” mentality. In addition, you want one who is friendly, professional, and easy to reach when you need them. Needless to say, you want all this at a reasonable cost.
Here are some of the most important considerations in selecting (or retaining) an independent audit firm:
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