Government Accounting

Bowers & Company has been serving New York State cities, towns and villages for more than 35 years.  Our firm professionals are committed to providing high quality audit, attestation, or bookkeeping and accounting services that give governance boards and the public confidence in the product provided.  

We provide the expertise needed to meet the significant challenges currently facing the entire sector.

Government Audit Standards

We issue audit reports subject to Government Audit Standards and have extensive experience with Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance.

We are also members of Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC).  This is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms that perform governmental audits.  GAQC is a resource that promotes quality audits and provides valuable information to assist us with that process.


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Accounting and Auditing for Governments

Our auditors stay fully abreast of GASB auditing standards, and maintain a constant re-training in any GASB updates. Our management reports are clear and concise, and are accompanied by recommendations to correct deficiencies in process and procedure. Municipalities are in the business of managing change. With our firm, you will have a Partner to direct you along the path of adapting to that change and implement process and procedures required by GASB standards and assist with technical issues arising from new standards.


  • Direct Partner Involvement with Every Government Client
  • Accessibility of Client Team at all Times
  • Financial Statement Audits
  • Justice Court Audits
  • Fire District Audits
  • Compliance and Operational Audits
  • Federal and State Single Audits
  • Agreed Upon Procedures Engagements
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

“The Town of Massena has utilized Bowers & Company CPAs as its auditing firm for 28 years. In that time, there have been different sets of elected officials and bookkeepers and they all have felt confident recommending Bowers & Company. Our Town encompasses many municipal owned layers including the highway department, airport, library, cultural center and museum and Bowers & Company are able to pull it altogether into a nice professional audit. I have found Bowers & Company to be responsive to our needs and requests, professional. Their staff members are approachable and able to respond to answer any questions that we might have. I would recommend Bowers & Company to any municipality.”

– Steve O’Shaughnessy, Massena Town Supervisor

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