Local Governments and School Districts


Betsy Allen

Susan R. Jones

Miller Cooper’s dedicated Government Group provides the direction for your government entity to demonstrate and communicate rapid improvement in financial performance and resource utilization. We provide many services from financial statement preparation and assurance, taxation, government compliance, to systems design and integration.

Government entities face increasing scrutiny of their abilities to:

  • Deliver superior quality services within tight budgetary guidelines
  • Maintain efficiently run infrastructures
  • Establish transparent, effective policies and procedures
  • Generate timely, accurate financial and operational reports

With decades of experience assisting school districts, cities, towns and state agencies throughout Illinois, Miller Cooper’s Government Group is comprised of trusted professionals. Budget analysis and recommendations from Miller Cooper’s Government Group continue to improve the performance of many Illinois school districts.

Your engagement team is comprised of professionals who maintain their expertise through active involvement with the Illinois CPA Society Government Executive Committee, Illinois Government Finance Officer’s Association, Illinois Association of School Business Officials and Association of School Business Officials International. We have also helped numerous clients obtain and maintain the ASBOI Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

In addition to accounting and assurance, Miller Cooper’s Government Group provides the following services:

  • Single Audits
  • Local tax compliance verification
  • Tax increment financing district audits
  • Investment policies consulting
  • User rate and cost studies
  • Design of internal controls
  • Budgeting