risk assessment, local governments, green book, Bryan Gruber

Do I Really Need to do a Risk Assessment?

When you work in local government finance, it’s not a surprise that there is risk.  But, is a risk assessment really necessary?  And if so, what is it all about? Risk and Local Governments Local governments are complex organizations that often include many different business segments, divisions, and functions.  Each Read more…


GASB 75 Webinar

Click HERE to listen to our GASB 75 Webinar presented by Partner, Debbie Harper. Debbie HarperIt’s more than just a job, performing audits of municipalities in California. Debbie views her role at LSL CPAs as helping government work better for citizens. She is the primary quality control reviewer for the Read more…

single audit, compliance, auditor, auditee

Common Single Audit Findings

Now in its third year of implementation, most organizations should be at least familiar with the compliance requirements of the Uniform Guidance.  Even so, certain compliance and internal control findings are still commonplace for many auditees.  Some of the most common single audit findings fall into the following categories:  Allowable Read more…

Debt Policies

5 Things to Consider for Your Debt Policies

Many local governments issue municipal debt to provide funding for various types of projects. It is something we all are very familiar with, but have you recently evaluated your debt policies? If the answer is no, you may be at an increased risk for financial and compliance issues. In working with local governments over the years, we have seen a Read more…