Public Sector

Whitley Penn’s dedicated Public Sector team is well known in the industry for the
knowledge and experience brought to each engagement. As a result, the team is
regularly integrated in CPE curriculum for organizations like:

Local Advisors

With our growing team of professionals dedicated to serving the public sector industry, we are able to serve more than 150 clients throughout Texas.

Explore Our Services
Whitley Penn’s dedicated Public Sector team is well known in the industry for the
knowledge and experience brought to each engagement. As a result, the team is
regularly integrated in CPE curriculum for organizations like:
  • Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO)
  • Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA)
  • Other CPA firms
  • Texas Municipal League (TML)
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT)
  • Texas Association of Community College Business Officers (TACCBO)
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)
Our Services

Local Advisors

With our growing team of professionals dedicated to serving the public sector industry, we are able to serve more than 150 clients throughout Texas.

Our Team at a Glance

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Texas School Districts Served

Hear From Our Clients

''The level of customer care has been exceptional. The team is always available to answer questions and assist us through the auditing process.''
Meldanci Robinson | Communities in Schools Baytown
''Roger Tovar is a great thought partner and a leader of a dynamic team. As a CFO in a medium-sized school district, I am immensely grateful for his expertise and his character. I couldn't be more pleased with the services I receive from Whitley Penn and often refer their value-added services to my colleagues.''
Carla Settle | Cedar Hill ISD
''Lupe Garcia is the greatest! If we have questions or concerns throughout the year, he always responds and answers our questions. He and the staff are always friendly and easy to work with each year.”
Teresa Thomas | Navarro College
''Roger Tovar and Laura Lynch are great and always knowledgeable. Not only are they concerned with getting the audit right, but are also determined to help us understand all the pieces as well which is a key factor that has not been my experience with all auditors.''
GP Ippolito | City of Greenville
''I just love you guys!''
Brenda Niles | Austin ISD

Specialty Areas

Our goal is to be a year-round resource for the school districts, colleges, universities, cities, counties and large government and nonprofit organizations we serve. We are fortunate to be in markets throughout the Southwest and serve at the local and state level by applying our experience in state and local government auditing and financial reporting, federal and state program auditing and compliance, and working with federal and state agencies that oversee a wide variety of grants.

Education

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
Annual Financial Report
Efficiency Audit
Financial Statement Audit
Internal Controls and Consulting
K-12, Charter and Higher Education
Report Preparation
Single Audit

Nonprofit Organizations

Financial Statement Audit
Program-Specific Audit
Single Audit

State & Local Government

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
Annual Financial Report
Chapter 59 Compliance Audit
Construction Manager At-Risk Procedures
Federal and State Single Audit
Financial Statement Audit
Internal Controls and Consulting
Report Preparation

Who we serve
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Education clients throughout
Texas and beyond

We currently serve as the auditors for 25 percent of the State’s public student population (more than 1.2 million students) based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA).
City hall with skyscrapers in Houston city, Texas - USA

Government municipalities across the Southwest

We focus on serving a variety of government municipalities in Texas and beyond. Currently, we serve as auditors for more than 100 governmental entities.
Who we serve

Education clients throughout Texas and beyond

We currently serve as the auditors for 25 percent of the State’s public student population (more than 1.2 million students) based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA).
Cover photo for all K-12
City hall with skyscrapers in Houston city, Texas - USA

Government municipalities across the Southwest

We focus on serving a variety of government municipalities in Texas and beyond. Currently, we serve as auditors for more than 100 governmental entities.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Celina Cereceres

Audit Partner

Lupe Garcia

Audit Partner

Patrick Simmons

Audit Partner

Roger Tovar

Audit Partner

We look forward to
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