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Government Accounting

You must meet the evolving needs of your citizens. BatesCartercan help you respond.

Local governments, agencies and authorities face ever-increasing challenges. Not only must they serve the public by assuring that their tax dollars are well spent, they must also manage the intricacies of a complex regulatory environment, where change is the only constant.

BatesCarter’s specialized governmental practice can help those in the public sector better manage their programs, protect their assets and plan for the future. Our governmental niche provides a wide range of audit, accounting and consulting services.

BatesCarter serves many government entities in Georgia, including:

  • Cities & Counties
  • Education Boards
  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Operations
  • Water and Sewer Authorities
  • Industrial and Development Authorities
  • State Government Agencies
  • Public Library Systems


Our governmental team is specially trained in public sector auditing and reporting work. We are members of the American Institute of CPAs Governmental Audit Quality Center since its inception and make active use of the tools, training and technical assistance the center provides. We are also members of the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association and are actively involved with that organization to stay abreast of the latest changes in Georgia.

We consider ourselves partners with our clients — integral members of the team. We go the extra mile, furthering your goals and promoting your progress. Always


Meet: Beth Grimes 

Professional Accountant Serving Governmental Entities

Beth GrimesBeth Grimes has over 17 years of public accounting experience and serves as the firm’s Governmental Team Leader. She is committed to continuous learning and customer focused initiatives.  She has taught courses for the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Beth has provided instruction and training for BatesCarter and its clients on various topics. Committed to continuous learning and customer-focused initiatives, she developed an online reference guide to assist counties and cities with the implementation of GASB 34, an area in which she has in-depth knowledge.

View the full profile of Beth Grimes.

View our Governmental Services Informational Handout.