810 Quincy Street | Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-5630
(605) 342-2172


Governmental entities, such as municipalities, school systems, and tribal organizations, are constantly working against a unique set of obstacles, including making difficult decisions in balancing their budgets, meeting the needs of constituency groups, and working through ever-changing accounting standards and increasing federal and state regulations.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) knows the challenges that these entities face on a day-to-day basis and continues to provide quality services at economical rates. Cities must balance constituent expectations with budget constraints in order to properly maintain infrastructure and public services. School districts are challenged to maintain quality programs and services while regulations increase and funding is reduced. For tribal organizations, our group understands the unique funding sources and spending limitations that make it challenging to operate each day. We attend special trainings and maintain applicable reference materials to stay abreast of changes that directly affect government operations. For governmental entities of all shapes and kinds, we are always proactive in communicating with you and being your partner in solving financial issues.

Our Government group can help you with:

  • Accounting Assistance including Preparation for Independent Audit
  • Capital Asset Maintenance
  • Financial Statement Preparation Services
  • Audit, Reviews, & Compilations. Read More…
  • Single Audits
  • Internal Control Analysis
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Training

Our Government group works diligently to provide quality services that help cities, school districts, and tribal entities to respond and adapt to challenges. As a member of the Government Audit Quality Center, KTLLP provides timely updates regarding auditing standards and regulations affecting governmental agencies. At the end of the day, the goal is to ease financial reporting challenges so you can focus on running your government.

Contact a member of our Government group:

Jean Smith
CPA, Partner
(605) 718-3578
Traci Hanson
CPA, Partner
(605) 718-6037
Sandra Weaver
CPA, Senior Manager
(605) 716-8889
Shelley Goodrich
CPA, Senior Manager
(605) 716-3252