Professional Qualifications

Since 1986, Bill Lauer has specialized in providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services for governmental and nonprofit organizations and industries. His client base includes municipalities, school districts and governmental agencies, among others. Bill's focus in this sector enables him to provide clients with solutions that are thorough, tailored to their unique needs, and adhere to the latest governmental intricacies.

To strengthen his skills in these areas, he has successfully completed the American Institute of CPAs' Certificate of Educational Achievement Program in Governmental Accounting and Auditing. In addition, on an annual basis, Bill attends a minimum of 40 hours of continuing professional education, including hours to satisfy government auditing standards. This specialized training is added to a foundation of his bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance from the University of St. Thomas, with magna cum laude graduation honors. With these credentials, Bill successfully provides MMKR clients with a variety of audit and consulting services.

Service Expertise

Audit Services

Bill has conducted audits for clients in the following industries:

  • Local government units, including municipalities, school districts, charter schools, relief associations, and a variety of joint-powers organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations such as health clinics and foundations
  • Federal assistance programs

Consulting Services

He has also provided the above clientele with services in the following:

  • Internal control studies
  • Operational and procedural reviews
  • Revenue projections
  • Debt service analysis
  • Assistance with the implementation of new accounting and financial reporting standards
  • Assistance for governmental clients in obtaining and retaining GFOA and ASBO Certificates of Achievement in Financial Reporting

Professional Memberships and Activities

Bill is an active participant in the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • National and Minnesota chapters of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA and MnGFOA)
  • National and Minnesota chapters of the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO and MASBO)

He also serves in the following capacities:

  • Numerous committee leadership roles in the above-mentioned professional organizations
  • Moderator and presented at numerous professional education conferences
  • Reviewer for the GFOA and ASBO Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Programs
  • Minnesota Legal Compliance Task Force