States and State Agencies

Serve your citizens with flexible efficiency and sound finances.

Together we’ll create opportunities 

Your constituents need effective governmental services, and we can help you analyze and address financial, operational, and regulatory issues so you can focus on serving them.

We’re committed to addressing what matters most to you:

  • Providing accurate and meaningful financial information to stakeholders, decision-makers, and your constituents 
  • Maintaining quality and quantity of services in an ever-changing society
  • Responding to regulatory pressures and complexities 
  • Identifying ways to operate more efficiently
  • Planning and restructuring to accommodate changing citizen needs
  • Transparency and accountability

Experience our client-focused approach

CLA has been working with government agencies for over 60 years and is a leader in the state and local government industry. Our team of 600 professionals brings specialized skills and direct experience with providing assurance and consulting services to states and state agencies. We understand that all aspects of your operations are important — not just the information needed for your year-end audit.

In addition to providing financial and compliance audit services, we guide state governments and agencies through legislative changes, funding challenges, compliance responsibilities, and risk management duties, while developing a personal connection with our clients and their needs. You’re more than just a number to us. Our CPAs and consultants are devoted to the industry and stay in touch with you throughout the year so we can meet challenges as they arise.

Services for states and state agencies

Financial audit and related services

  • Compilation of statewide comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) or agency or fund financial statements
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training
  • Financial statement audits of state agencies or funds
  • Fraud and enterprise risk management
  • Implementation assistance for complex Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements
  • Performance audits of state agencies or specific programs or functions
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Statewide financial statements

Compliance audit and related services

  • Compliance and Uniform Guidance (UG) training
  • Compliance audits and agreed-upon procedures (HUD, Uniform Grant Guidance)
  • Grant compliance services
  • Program-specific compliance audits
  • Single audit of state agencies 
  • Statewide single audits
  • Subrecipient monitoring services

Information technology services

Experience the CLA Promise