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.

Abdo Accelerate: Shedding Light on a Public Accounting Career

This year’s Abdo Accelerate, which was formerly known as Experience AEM, was held in-person on May 10 and 11. Here’s how we helped 20 students illuminate their paths forward.

How automation can benefit your organization

Simply put, “automation” is the act of automating certain processes within an organization. These processes could include accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and other administrative functions. While automation typically relies on software, it’s not about reducing your organization’s headcount. Instead, it’s about finding ways to eliminate redundancies, paper, and even errors. The result: Your staff members are free to do more of what they were hired to do—and empowered to do it more easily.

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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