Municipality saves taxpayer funds through outsourced accounting services

Our client’s need

A small municipal client, with an annual budget of approximately $2 million, experienced turnover in their accounting department. After extended recruiting efforts, the municipality was unable to locate a suitable candidate for the municipal clerk/accountant position they were seeking to fill.

Baker Tilly solution

Without qualified candidates available, the client turned to Baker Tilly’s state and local government specialists for help. With experience serving nearly 1,000 state and local government clients, Baker Tilly was able to offer outsourced accounting solutions as an option for meeting the client’s internal accounting needs. Today, Baker Tilly state and local government professionals provide the municipality with payroll and other financial reporting, account reconciliations, as well as payroll and accounts payable check processing and issuance.

Results

Through Baker Tilly’s outsourced accounting services, the municipality has not only minimized the risk of taking on a full-time employee, but is also saving more than $25,000 annually when compared to the cost of compensating a municipal clerk/accountant. What’s more, the client benefits from Baker Tilly’s deep industry expertise and ability to scale resources during busy times.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly state and local government specialists can help, contact our team.