Local Government

Serving the public through challenges and opportunities

Today the public sector faces critical challenges and uphill battles on many fronts.

Solving these challenges requires you to find balance between competing demands for resources, political headwinds, and quality of life issues. Drawing the battle lines requires skilled leadership, conscientious and dedicated employees, and trusted advisors that have the experience and expertise to identify solutions, options, and opportunities.

The key challenges you may face include accommodating constantly changing and complex accounting standards, regulations, and financial reporting demands, managing within limited operating budgets because of tax lids, as well as recruiting and retaining quality public service employees.

Local government, public sector, and municipal entities including counties, cities, townships, school districts, recreation commissions, and cemeteries look to us for operational, regulatory compliance, internal controls and fraud, and process improvement advice and solutions.

When challenged, opportunity arises to innovate and enhance the positive impact you have on your communities.


Adams Brown provides the following services to local governments:

Agreed Upon Procedures

Agreed Upon Procedures, Review and Compilations

Services for providing insight into the accuracy and validity of your local government’s accounting and financial information to discover and correct issues, install controls, assist with financial decision making, and respond to 3rd party financial information requests.

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Business Advisory and Consulting

For local governments seeking guidance in areas such as process improvement, strategic planning, new compliance requirements, or in response to new situations.

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Outsourced Client Accounting

For local governments seeking to make managing their financial operations via outsourcing back office accounting functions like payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable, analyzing areas for automation and implementing cloud-based solutions, and training staff on new software and procedures.

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Other Adams Brown Solutions

For a no obligation discussion of how Adams Brown can help you meet the challenges your local government entity faces, contact our Local Government Leader, Danielle Hollingshead, using the fillable “Contact Us” form on this page.


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What’s Next

Technology conversations are common but aren’t often in the context of local government. As cybersecurity threats become increasingly common, it’s imperative to leverage resources to ensure proactive cybersecurity.

In addition, another disruptor, data analytics, is beginning to enter local government allowing for higher-quality decision making with limited resources.

Local Government Team Leader:

Danielle Hollingshead

Danielle Hollingshead

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Auditors | Accountants | Consultants | CPAs – Adams Brown is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses across the central United States, including Kansas and Arkansas offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Great Bend, Colby, Hays, McPherson, and Jonesboro (AR). The firm provides a variety of tax, audit, consulting, and advisory services to guide businesses toward their goals.  Key industries served include agriculture, construction, government municipalities, professional services, and manufacturing.  To help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a variety of consulting services including outsourced accounting, cash flow planning, and comprehensive tax review.