Audit Resources

Audit Fees Paid by Units

An Excel spreadsheet of audit fees reported to the Secretary of the Local Government Commission by units of local government. 

Audit Fees by Unit

Sample RFP for Audit Services

Two sample RFPs for audit services are provided below.  Please review the contents of the samples carefully to ensure they meet the needs and circumstances of your unit. The samples are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

Please note:  If your unit requires language in the RFP related to third-party preparation of financial statements, please refer to the City of Dogwood sample for suggested language.  If your unit prepares its own financial statements, please use the Carolina County sample for suggested language regarding financial statement preparation.

The Carolina County sample is appropriate for units that require a Yellow Book or single audit. 

Carolina County Sample RFP for Audit Services

The City of Dogwood sample is appropriate for units that require a Yellow Book audit but do not require a single audit. 

City of Dogwood Sample RFP for Audit Services

 

Firms Providing Audit and Non-Audit Accounting Services

As a service to units of local government, the staff of the LGC has compiled and is providing the following information submitted by firms offering audit and non-audit services. Neither the LGC nor its staff is responsible for the accuracy of the content in this list. Additionally, neither the LGC nor its staff recommend or endorse firms, and the inclusion of a firm on this list does not imply an LGC or staff endorsement, recommendation or approval. This list may not include all firms that offer these services; firms not included here are welcome to contact SLGFD@nctreasurer.com to submit their firm’s information. Note that firms listed may have offices in multiple cities; please use the “Search” feature to find firms that serve your area.

Western NC
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey
Northern Mountains
Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, Wilkes
Central NC
Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes. Surry, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Yadkin
Central and Northern Coast
Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton. Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Southeast NC
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson

 

Firm Services Provided Areas Firm Served
Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A.
Contact Phone:
828-327-2727
Hickory, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Boards of Education, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Regional Airports, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • MD&A
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC
Dowdy & Osborne, LLP
Contact Phone:
252-449-4404
Nags Head, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities

  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • System Implementation
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co, P.A.
Contact Phone:
910-642-2109
Contact Email:
Whiteville, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Regional Airports,Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC
Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt, PLLC - Charlotte Office
Contact Phone:
704-841-9814
Contact Email:
Charlotte, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC
Clifton, Larson, Allen, LLP - Charlotte Office
Contact Phone:
704-998-5200
Charlotte, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Public Hospitals, Regional Airports, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • MD&A
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • System Implementation
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast
Rebekah Barr, CPA, PC
Contact Phone:
252-230-6294
Contact Email:
Wilson, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Charter Schools

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • MD&A
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC
Gould Killian CPA Group, PA
Contact Phone:
828-258-0363
Contact Email:
Asheville, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Regional Airports, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • MD&A
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
Elliott Davis, PLLC
Contact Phone:
919-334-6180
Raleigh, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Counties, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Regional Airports, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Valuation of Assets
  • System Implementation
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC
Carl E. Shaw, CPA, PLLC
Contact Phone:
828-698-7725
Contact Email:
Hendersonville, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Western NC
Sharpe Patel, PLLC
Contact Phone:
919-961-7496
Contact Email:
Raleigh, NC

Types of Units Served:
Municipalities, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Water/Sewer Authorities/Districts, Regional Airports, Other Unit Types

  • Annual Audit
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • MD&A
  • Interim Financial Reports
  • Monthly Bookkeeping
  • Year-End Bookkeeping
  • Western NC
  • Northern Mountains
  • Central NC
  • Central and Northern Coast
  • Southeast NC