Government

Helping local leaders serve their communities

For nearly 50 years, we’ve gone beyond what a typical auditor provides, helping local governments operate more efficiently.

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As the leading governmental auditing firm in Minnesota, we provide accounting, financial management, and auditing services to over 400 governmental entities.

Our government advisors act as a trusted source of guidance, working with local governments to clarify vision, set strategic goals, and deliver solutions for improving the future. With our help, you’ll have the confidence to navigate ever-changing accounting standards, long-term financial planning, operational efficiencies, and other organizational challenges unique to government entities.

Audit Services

Our fluency in the language of financial statements means assurance to all stakeholders.

Abdo Financial Solutions

Specialized financial management for local governments.

HR & Payroll

Our focus on complete, customized solutions leads to innovative ways to address today’s HR challenges.

Process Evaluation & Improvement

Customized solutions to help organizations realize their potential.

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Case Study

Guiding a Minnesota City Through the Pitfalls of Growth

Carver city leaders realized a more robust financial planning exercise was needed. They needed more than a spreadsheet—they needed to understand the city’s financials, as well as tax impacts to new rates and fees that came with growth and evolving expectations.

“Thanks to Abdo’s forward-thinking guidance and solutions, we feel prepared for the impending challenges of growth.”

—Brent Mareck, Carver City Manager

Abdo Insights

A behind-the-numbers view of best practices and holistic thinking.

The Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule

On January 6, 2022, the US Treasury released the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule. The Final Rule is effective April 1, 2022, and provides much-anticipated clarification. The Interim Final Rule is still effective through March 31, 2022, but the Final Rule can be implemented prior to its effective date.

Could Your Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Business Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit?

Although the R&D credit is for any U.S.-based business that develops, designs, or improves products, processes, formulas, or software—something food, beverage, and agriculture businesses do each day—many have yet to apply for it. Most business owners assume it is only for research labs or large corporations. But this is far from the truth.

Government expertise

Guiding you to the best way forward

Our industry-specific experience delivers proactive problem-solving for any challenge.

Andy Berg, CPA

Andy helps local governments serve their communities more efficiently through auditing and consulting services.

Brad Falteysek, CPA

Brad specializes in helping schools and local governments improve their processes and serve their communities.

Tom Olinger, CPA

With a passion for finding creative solutions, Tom specializes in both the government and mutual insurance industries.

Steve McDonald, CPA

Under Steve’s leadership, Abdo has helped governments, nonprofits and businesses find their path to success.

Jean McGann, CPA

As the President of Abdo Financial Solutions, Jean helps develop customized solutions to meet the needs of government organizations.

Victoria Holthaus, CPA

Victoria helps her clients better understand their long-term financial position, so they can confidently plan for what’s next.

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