Municipal Government

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Municipal Government

Municipal Government

PBMares’ Municipal Government team is comprised of more than 20 professionals focused on the unique compliance and regulatory needs of clients in the public sector. The team brings more than 50 years of experience in auditing local governmental entities.

Members of the team actively pursue information on the most up-to-date government developments and devote significant time researching and studying the economics, operational issues and trends affecting governmental entities to ensure we are on the leading edge of issues affecting clients. Team members serve as volunteer instructors at seminars conducted by the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association (VGFOA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and serve as seminar sponsors held by these associations. This deep industry involvement translates to a well-trained, specialized engagement team, setting us apart from many CPA firms.


PBMares can provide your organization with services in the following areas:

  • Assurance Services, including Audits under OMB Circular A-133 and Yellow Book
  • Management Consulting
  • Performance Improvement
  • Risk Management

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Our Municipal Government team members have extensive experience working with:

  • Municipalities
  • School Systems
  • Authorities, Boards and Commissions
  • Other Governmental Entities

Team Members

Professional Affiliations

Mike Garber, co-leader of the Municipal Government Team has spoken to the VSCPA, the Virginia Association of School Business Officials (VASBO) and the VGFOA at the regional and state level on the new GASB pronouncements and other governmental related topics. In addition, he serves as a member of the Standard Setting Committee as well as the Special Review Committee for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports submitted by governmental entities wishing to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Members of the Municipal Government team are actively involved in the following organizations:

  • Virginia Government Finance Officers Association (VGFOA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Virginia Association of School Business Officials (VASBO)

Governmental Audit Quality CenterPBMares is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Governmental Audit Quality Center. The center promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services.