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Auditing Government Entities Since 1975

Larson & Company has been auditing government entities since our inception in 1975. We have since become known as one of the premier providers of audit services to government entities in the State of Utah, and in that time we have worked with over 30 government entities of various sizes and functions.

You need professionals with an understanding of the unique operating characteristics of a Utah government entity. We are available as a resource to you year-round as questions or concerns may arise. Our specialists can offer proactive advice as a matter of course, including issues related to:

  • application of GASB statements
  • best practices related to Utah cities
  • emerging regulatory issues, including transparency standards

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Our Government Audit Team

You want your accounting professionals to be familiar with your organization, understand your mission, and remain accessible to discuss important issues facing your entity in the future. Because of our years of experience and knowledge of government regulations, our municipal clients receive far more guidance and service than you would expect from an auditor. We can offer friendly service with a combination of quality and price that matches the value you seek. The training our audit staff receives complies with all government standards and requirements for continuing education. This ensures you have the most current information for your organization every year during your audit. We work closely with the office of the Utah State Auditor to stay updated on any issues that may arise pertaining to your organization.

Government Services

Financial Statement Audit

Having audited and consulted over 30 government entities since 1975, our expertise encompasses all accounting and audit principles and regulations as promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board and in the Yellow Book. We strive not only to deliver a timely, cost-efficient audit, but also to be an interactive, readily available source of expertise to our government clients.

Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance

The Uniform Guidance articulates the standards governing the expenditure of federal awards by states, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Because of their experience and expertise, our audit staff can both conduct your audit and assist you in understanding how to most effectively interpret and implement its findings.

Fraud Prevention and Detection

In light of recent local government fraud incidents, many government entities are investigating and implementing fraud prevention and detection measures within their organizations. To aid such entities in this process, we have developed a fraud prevention training seminar that will educate your staff in recognizing and addressing the three aspects of the fraud triangle: (1) perceived pressure, (2) perceived opportunity, and (3) rationalization. Also, our auditors are both qualified and available to conduct agreed-upon-procedures fraud audits.

Accounting Systems Consulting

Inefficient accounting systems not only drain your valuable resources but also prevent you from making well-informed, strategic business decisions. We can train both you and your accounting staff to implement and evaluate a system that is efficient, cost-effective, and informative. Specifically, we are proficient in using Caselle, one of the premier local government accounting software packages, as well as many other common government accounting systems.

Internal Control Analysis

We recognize the significance of regularly evaluating and monitoring your internal control system. With our extensive experience and expertise as a reference, we will assess the completeness of your current system and then make appropriate recommendations. We are also amply prepared and qualified to conduct a more thorough analysis of your system in an agreed-upon-procedures audit format.

State Legal Compliance Testing

We recognize that state legal compliance rules and regulations vary according to entity type (i.e., municipality, school district, county, and special service district). We have a thorough understanding of all state legal compliance rules and regulations, and we are proficient in conducting and evaluating tests in each compliance area (i.e., cash management, budgeting, fund balancing, and asset allocation).

For more information about our services for local government contact Jon Haderlie.


Salt Lake City, UT
11240 South River Heights Drive, South Jordan, UT 84095

(801) 313-1900

Spanish Fork, UT
765 N Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

(801) 798-3545

Moab, UT
285 S. 400 E.
Moab, UT 84532

(435) 259-9100

Las Vegas NV
Larson, Swan + Gardiner

9005 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

(702) 869-9700

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