Public Authorities

Public sector authorities in New York must balance the needs of constituents and manage complex, shrinking budgets to meet government-wide challenges. There is a need to execute all activities in a fully transparent manner and in full compliance with mounting regulations. You need to work with financial professionals who have the experience to provide strategic, innovative solutions.

Public Sector Expertise

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. We have worked closely with New York state government leaders in assurance, budget management, compliance, and advisory services.

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, the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association and Association of Government Accountants.

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

For more information about our accounting and consulting services for public authorities, contact Donna Gonser or complete the information below.

Services Leaders

Donna Gonser

Donna M. Gonser, CPA

Partner
Seth Hennard

Seth D. Hennard, CPA, CGFM, CHFP

Principal
Elizabeth Krause

Elizabeth S. Krause, CPA

Manager

Upcoming Events

AuditWatch University Level 3

AuditWatch University Level 3

May 23, 2020

AuditWatch University Level 3: Beginning In-Charge Training prepares auditors to take in-field responsibility for an audit engagement. It mixes discussion with case studies to provide an in-depth look at designing and completing the key steps in an audit.

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AuditWatch University Level 2

AuditWatch University Level 2

May 23, 2020

AuditWatch Level 2: Experience Staff Training introduces auditors to the complete audit process and plan. It focuses on ways for staff and senior accountants to significantly participate in the risk assessment procedures, including efforts surrounding internal controls.

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