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Industry: Government

  • Accounting Software Helps Town Meet Reporting Requirements
    A New England town with approximately 7,500 residents was using an antiquated and poorly designed accounting system. Among the many issues faced by the finance department, the system would not allow users to reconcile their bank accounts in a timely manner. Simple inquiries such as researching which cash receipts were posted as part of a particular deposit would take hours. As a result, the Town fell almost a year behind in their reconciliations which resulted in substantial delays in their annual audit.
  • City of the Future: Guiding the City of Danbury into the Future
    Working with Mayor Boughton and his staff, BlumShapiro developed a multi-year strategic plan to bridge the gap between where the City was and where it, ultimately, wants to be.
  • Roof Repair - A Cost Segregation Case Study
    A local business purchased a building for an upcoming warehouse operation, and – 15 years later – the business discovered the roof of its building had started to leak. The leak, according to a quote from a roofing company, would cost the company $200,000 to repair. It’s a flat roof and only one section seems to be in need of repair. Otherwise the roof structure is in good shape, according to the roofing company, so the business decides to replace the entire roof’s rubber membrane with a new, waterproof membrane. How should the business treat the expenditure for tax and financial statement purposes?
  • City of the Future: Envisioning the Future for the City of New Britain
    In collaboration with Mayor Stewart and her staff, BlumShapiro framed a strategic vision that re-imagines New Britain and incorporates new ideas and emerging approaches to city government that serves to engage constituents, while setting the stage for change.
  • Town of Mansfield Implements Internal Control Process and Procedure
    The Town of Mansfield underwent an extensive financial and operational controls review provided by BlumShapiro Consulting. The project included a complete review and testing of our current policies and procedures, followed by recommendations for improvement―updates to current controls and implementation of additional controls.
  • Department of Revenue Services Institutes Lean Procedures
    Top management at the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) agreed that an upgrade to department procedures using 21st Century "lean" techniques would provide better service to the state’s taxpayers. The agency turned to BlumShapiro, widely known for its expertise in assisting government agencies and private firms to solve workplace efficiency issues and establish lean procedures.
  • BlumShapiro Helps City Achieve Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
    A municipality that had recently experienced significant turnover in its financial department found itself in danger of missing an important filing deadline, jeopardizing its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting as designated by the Government Finance Officers Association. This municipality lost its accounting manager, payroll supervisor and one accountant during a span of about six months. Adding to its difficulties, the possibility of losing the Certificate of Excellence due to missed or repeated extensions of reporting deadlines could lower the town's standing in financial circles and impede its ability to make appropriate budgeting decisions.

Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs – BlumShapiro is one of the premier government focused accounting firms in New England and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve government agencies, cities, towns, municipalities and quasi-government organizations in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT), Quincy (MA)and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. We are members of the Government Finance Officers Association, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Connecticut Council of Small Towns and the Government Finance Officers Association of Rhode Island. Learn more about our City of the Future offerings.