Municipals

At CDS, we commit to offering specialized services and having reliable, knowledgeable, consistent management and staff on every municipal audit.

Cities

Our Commitment

  • A member of the Government Management Team is assigned to every audit, is on-site¬†for field work and sees the engagement through from beginning to completion
  • Consistent government audit staff throughout the entire engagement and from year to year
  • Currently auditing over 25 cities and municipal utilities
  • Specialize in auditing services for small to mid-sized cities in Central and West Central Minnesota
  • Members of:
    • Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association (MCFOA)
    • Governmental Audit Quality Center through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
    • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association (MNGFOA)
  • We are participants of the Minnesota Society of CPA’s City Audit Review Task Force, including past chair and two current members

Financial and Attestation Services

  • A full range of auditing services geared to the specific organizational and¬†accounting needs of government
  • Compliance auditing in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, the Minnesota Legal Compliance Audit Guide for Political Subdivisions and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Evaluation of accounting systems and recommendations for improvements, including budgeting and internal control systems
  • Special services, including employee benefits consulting, compliance, accounting services and administration of employee benefit plans

Management Consulting Services

  • Assistance with investment policy and investment accounting issues
  • Long-term strategic planning
  • Accounting support and consulting services for governmental entities
  • Assistance with management issues involving compensation, as well as personnel searches for key financial positions

OUR MUNICIPAL EXPERTS

Conway, Deuth, & Schmiesing, PLLP

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