Accounting Services

Could your finance staff use some assistance during audit preparation and other critical times of the year? Are you struggling to make year-end entries and adjustments? Do you have a vacancy in a key financial staff position?  VML/VACo Finance’s Accounting Services provide experienced local government accountants to assist localities in addressing their accounting and financial reporting requirements.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued Statement of Auditing Standard 115 which states: “The auditor cannot be part of a client’s internal control. Becoming part of a client’s internal control impairs the auditor’s independence.” Up until the issuance of this statement, localities across the state often relied on their auditors to assist with the year-end closing process, prepare accrual (accounts receivable and accounts payable) entries, or advise on general accounting matters. With the implementation of SAS 115, auditors are no longer allowed to provide this assistance, and many small to mid-sized localities are struggling to properly prepare their books without the benefit of additional personnel or other resources.

VML/VACo Finance provides quality, affordable, accounting services to Virginia localities and authorities. By serving many local government entities, we are able to bring to you the services of top accounting professionals for less cost than hiring additional staff or outside contractors.

Our financial professionals can develop a customized scope of work to provide as little or as much assistance as needed in the areas you designate. We are a cost-efficient way to supplement your staff at year-end or year-round.

Typical accounting services we perform include:

  • Pre-Audit financial statement reconciliations;
  • Fixed asset accounting;
  • Year-end accrual entries;
  • Enterprise Fund accounting;
  • Documentation of workflow and internal control risk assessment;
  • Work as interim/acting for open finance positions, from Accountant to Finance Director;
  • New system implementation;
  • Training new finance staff;
  • Ongoing bank reconciliation and review of interim financial statements.

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