Financial Services for Municipalities and Public Authorities

Cut Costs, Minimize Risk and Save Money

All governments, whether at county, town, village, or city levels, or public service organizations and local or NYS public authorities, require strong financial management and solid financial controls. They must be fiscally accountable to the public that supports them. They must meet stringent compliance regulations that govern how they spend and dispense public funds. They must minimize risk through fraud prevention, streamlined operations and a well-managed system of internal controls. We recognize these unique challenges and can help.

Transforming Government and the Public Sector

PKHB CPAs has provided accounting, consulting and audit services to government entities for decades. Our government team has deep knowledge of New York State municipal requirements (including AUDs), Yellow Book/GAGAS, Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements and Purchasing Accounting Reporting Information System (PARIS) financial and performance audit standards to which most government entities must comply.

Every member of our team of government accountants, auditors, consultants and risk management experts meets or exceeds the CPE and QC standards necessary to work on engagements that must meet Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

Our Government Services also include:
Audit Services, including Single Audit (formerly, OMB Circular A-133) and Governmental Auditing Standards (“Yellow Book”)
Bookkeeping Services
CFO for Hire services
Financial Statements Preparation (including AUD Services)
Pension Auditing, Administration & Consultation

With offices in Catskill, Hudson, Kingston, Saugerties, Valatie and Albany, NY, PKHB has been serving the public sector, including government and municipal agencies and public authorities since 1946. Many of our team members have been with us for decades, allowing us to provide seamless, personalized service to our many long-time clients. We also work hard to nurture relationships with new ones. We take reputation as seriously as you do.

PKHB serves municipalities in all facets of financial management.

I would recommend the firm of Pattison, Koskey, Howe and Bucci to any municipality looking for highly professional advice that is critical to a well functioning government. Their assistance with budgeting and financial reporting has been an essential part of greenport’s financial well being. We have a strong “working relationship” that works for our taxpayers.

Edward F. Nabozny, Supervisor, Town of Greenport

KWD has been a client of Kimball and O’Brien (now PKHB) for more than 20 years. When we learned that they were being acquired by PKHB, we were concerned that the expertise, professionalism, and sound guidance that we had come to rely upon would be diminished by being part of a larger firm. Fortunately for us, our fears were unfounded and we continue to receive the same level of quality and service that the KWD has come to know and trust.

Judith Hansen, Superintendent, Kingston Water Department

The Town of Stockport is very pleased to be working with the accounting firm Pattison, Koskey, Howe and Bucci, there staff are always available and very professional. Their assistance that they provide in preparing our Town budgets and our monthly financial reports allows the Town to make decisions based on good solid information. The relationship between PKHB and the Town of Stockport has been very positive for the residents of the Town.

Matt Murell, Supervisor, Town of Stockport