Government and School Districts

By the very nature of their roles, public sector entities of all types and sizes are outwardly focused on the services they provide to our communities. We rely on government officials, teachers, administrators, and safety officials to remain on top of their game. At the same time, there is mounting pressure to carry out activities in a fully transparent manner and in full compliance with increasingly complex regulations.

Specialized Services

For over 65 years, we have focused on serving those who serve the community. Lumsden McCormick has extensive experience in providing accounting and consulting expertise to more than 100 government-related entities, proactively providing meaningful solutions to complex issues. We provide services to:

We have extensive experience in offering Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) to larger municipalities and also work with county government leaders to meet their needs. Our governmental services group professionals review financial statements and facilitate risk assessment.  

Training and Expertise

As required by our membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Government Audit Quality Center and U.S. Government Auditing Standards, our government audit CPAs receive a higher level of government-specific continuing education.

We are actively involved in public sector associations and committees, including the AICPA Government Accounting and Auditing Committee, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Public Schools Accounting Committee, Association of School Business Officials WNY Chapter, New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the New York State Association of Counties.  

Additionally, our affiliation with the BDO Alliance USA means we can tap into additional resources to share with you.

Based on our knowledge of New York State’s Public Authorities Accountability Act (PAAA), we are well-positioned to offer insights and expertise in how to maintain compliance with its complex accounting and reporting requirements.

Audit and Assurance Services


Tax Services

  • Property tax cap requirements
  • Sales tax reporting and compliance


Consulting Services


Firm Resources


Exempt Organizations Conference

Every fall, Lumsden McCormick sponsors an Exempt Organizations Conference featuring local and national experts presenting on a variety of pertinent industry topics. Visit our Events page for more information; details to follow. Contact Maria Gambacorta with further questions. 

For more information about our accounting and consulting services for school districts, government, and other public sector entities contact Sara Dayton or complete the information below.

Services Leaders

Sara Dayton

Sara M. Dayton, CPA

Partner
Donna Gonser

Donna M. Gonser, CPA

Partner
Seth Hennard

Seth D. Hennard, CPA, CGFM, CHFP

Principal
Elizabeth Krause

Elizabeth S. Krause, CPA

Manager
Amanda Mooney

Amanda L. Mooney, CPA

Manager
John Schiavone

John P. Schiavone, CPA

Partner
Mary Young

Mary F. Young, CPA, CIA

Manager

Upcoming Events

2019 Exempt Organizations Conference

2019 Exempt Organizations Conference

November 22, 2019

Every fall, Lumsden McCormick sponsors an Exempt Organizations Conference featuring local and national experts presenting on a variety of pertinent industry topics.

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