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NYS School Districts

Bowers & Company has been serving NYS School Districts for more than 35 years. Facing significant budget pressures, it is more important than ever that school districts run as efficiently as possible. Our accounting and auditing expertise can provide the best way to achieve this goal with our extensive school district knowledge and valued year-round relationships with our Districts.   

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.

Three Decades of Experience

Laurie Podvin, CPA is the leader of the Bowers & Company Governmental Practice Group. For a Bowers school district client, this unparalleled expertise translates into an extraordinary level of confidence and service they will not find elsewhere. She has specialized in the area of School Districts and BOCES audits for more than 30 years. Laurie is the Engagement Partner on 14 school district audits and Consulting Partner on additional seven. 


Liz Bush - Tax, Accounting and Financial Consulting Services - Bowers & Company CPAs


Accounting and Assurance for School Districts

We have built an audit team specializing in School Districts and bring real-world, hands-on experience to offer you sound advice and solutions regarding internal controls, accounting support and fraud prevention.



  • Direct Partner Involvement with Every Government Client
  • Accessibility of Client Team at all Times
  • Technology Driven Services, Paperless Environment, Remote Data Access, Client Portal
  • Accounting & Assurance Services
  • External & Internal Audits
  • Single Audits Under Uniform Guidance
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

“Our school district has worked with Bowers and Company CPAs for over two decades and I have had the privilege of working with them for the last thirteen years. The team’s attention to detail, professionalism, knowledge-base and timeliness has always impressed us. We rely on their sound advice before, during, and after our yearly external audit. They are a true pleasure to work with!”

– Jennifer L. Gaffney, Superintendent – Sackets Harbor Central School District

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Bowers & Company CPAs - Accounting Services Firm in Syracuse and Watertown NY
Bowers & Company CPAs - Accounting Services Firm in Syracuse and Watertown NY
Bowers & Company CPAs - Accounting Services Firm in Syracuse and Watertown NY