Governmental Agencies

Cerini & Associates works with more than 50 government agencies, including school districts, towns and villages, and other municipalities (e.g. water and housing authorities). C&A is a different type of firm because we don’t just focus on the fiscal aspect of things, we take a holistic approach to meeting the needs of our clients. Our approach considers your operations, your finances, and the regulatory/compliance aspects of your organization, coupled with an innovative value-added thought process and ongoing education of our clients. We go out of our way to be a resource to our clients through leadership in AICPA and NYSSCPA government accounting groups, participation in trade associations, monitoring of list-serves and government audits, and more. We bring a unique understanding of some of the key issues facing governmental agencies, including the specific pressures, challenges, and opportunities within the public sector today.

What Sets Cerini & Associates Apart:

Leadership in serving the public sector — evident in our publications, seminars, surveys, and memberships. We KNOW the public sector and its challenges, and will be able to identify any potential improvements for your organization based on new regulations and best practices that we see every day.

Working partner team — a hands-on engagement partner that reviews ALL working papers involved with your organization and can provide insight into unique situations impacting the organization.

Innovative thinking — we don’t approach issues and situations the way most accountants do. We understand the delicate balance of public support and business, working with each of our clients in improving effectiveness and efficiencies. As you are committed to your constituents, however that is defined, we are equally as committed to our clients, and their success.

Experienced and knowledgeable staff — supported by C&A’s dedication to developing niche practices to better service our clients in key industries, such as the public sector. Our staff assigned to work on your account do one thing…work with organizations like yours. This ensures they understand your business and your operations.

Commitment to quality service and value — C&A’s professionals receive firm mandated training in excess of CPA education requirements. In addition, members of our management team have experience in delivering training to other professionals on a variety of topics. We pride ourselves on our experience and our commitment to bring this experience to our clients supported by our many long-standing relationships.

Full spectrum of services — Including internal audit, systems and operations, and consulting, our experience is not limited to audits. Our service lines are supported by our staff to ensure client satisfaction with whatever their needs be.

Simply stated — we bring our strategic business approach to the public sector, resulting in positive results and predictability for our clients.

Contact us today for more information about our public sector services and how we can be of assistance to your organization.



Ken Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA
Managing Partner


Shari Diamond, CIA


James Laino, CPA
Senior Accountant


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