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CommuniTIES: A Baker Tilly podcast
CommuniTIES is a Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with public sector leaders from across the firm about practical guidance to help governmental entities protect and enhance their value..
Oct 21, 2022
CommuniTIES: Being strategic when budget challenges happen
As communities continue to face budget challenges, it’s important for organizations to prioritize where to allot funds. During this episode, our team discusses: • The budget challenges communities are facing • What should cities and schools prioritize when it comes to funds? • What steps your organization take to guide their success and plan strategically • Why it’s valuable to stress test your budget
Oct 5, 2022
CommuniTIES: How inflation trends are affecting your organization and how to plan for these changes.
Meet this episode’s thought leaders: Matt Bubness, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors Jay Staley, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors Interested in more podcasts? Listen to other CommuniTIES episodes
Feb 9, 2022
CommuniTIES: Navigating landmark funding to achieve economic growth and resiliency
Learn more about our Public Sector Advisory practice: https://www.bakertilly.com/specialties/public-sector-advisory Visit our American Rescue Plan resource center: https://www.bakertilly.com/insights/american-rescue-plan-resources-for-public-sector Chart your community’s path to resiliency with Baker Tilly COMPASS: https://www.bakertilly.com/page/baker-tilly-compass Follow Baker Tilly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bakertillyus
Oct 25, 2021
CommuniTIES: American Rescue Plan – federal funding to support community housing
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides billions of dollars to local governments through Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF), competitive grants and other provisions to help meet community housing needs. In this podcast, Baker Tilly’s public sector housing leaders share insights on the financial opportunities municipalities have to support housing. Learn more about Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors: https://www.bakertilly.com/specialties/municipal-advisory Learn more about our Public Sector Advisory practice: https://www.bakertilly.com/specialties/public-sector-advisory Visit our American Rescue Plan resource center: https://www.bakertilly.com/insights/american-rescue-plan-resources-for-public-sector Follow Baker Tilly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bakertillyus
Oct 5, 2021
CommuniTIES: Mayor of Overland Park, Kansas shares local government lessons learned
The Mayor of the City of Overland Park, Kansas, Carl Gerlach, joins us to share his experience and insights from serving in local government for the last 26 years, first on the City Council then as Mayor. In 10 minutes, Mayor Gerlach discusses: - How he got involved in local government - The City’s greatest accomplishments under his leadership - What has changed and what has stayed the same - Lessons learned during his time as Mayor that fellow elected officials can leverage Learn more about Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors: https://www.bakertilly.com/specialties/municipal-advisory Follow Baker Tilly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bakertillyus Learn more about the City of Overland Park, Kansas: https://www.opkansas.org/
Jun 9, 2021
CommuniTIES: American Rescue Plan - strategic grant administration opportunities
St. Louis County, Minnesota joins CommuniTIES to share its successful grant administration strategy that supported small businesses, schools, not-for-profits and individuals in the community with CARES Act funding, and how the County plans to leverage American Rescue Plan dollars
May 10, 2021
CommuniTIES: P3 – public-private partnerships, explained
In this CommuniTIES podcast, Baker Tilly’s economic development and municipal advisory specialists explain public-private partnerships, known as “P3”.
Apr 12, 2021
CommuniTIES: Municipal bond market trends and opportunities – a discussion with Dave Erdman, State of Wisconsin Capital Finance Director
David Erdman, Capital Finance Director for the State of Wisconsin, joins our podcast to discuss the current municipal bond market and opportunities for local governments.
Apr 1, 2021
CommuniTIES: Creating operational efficiencies for your school district
Our municipal advisory specialists discuss how schools can improve efficiencies and achieve operational process success in this CommuniTIES podcast.
Feb 4, 2021
CommuniTIES: Demographic realities of school tax elections and how South St. Paul Public Schools executed a successful campaign
Dave Webb, Superintendent of South St. Paul Public Schools, joins our CommuniTIES podcast to discuss the demographic realities that challenge school tax elections and share the process and results of a successful voter turnout.
Jan 8, 2021
CommuniTIES: Exploring economic development in Wisconsin
In this podcast, we introduce Baker Tilly’s Wisconsin public sector economic development team and discuss the financing tools available to local governments to help fund projects.
Nov 11, 2020
CommuniTIES: Keeping classification and compensation up-to-date during COVID-19
Pay equity, overtime pay, hazard pay and the importance of job classification during a pandemic are the hot button topics of this public sector podcast.
Oct 22, 2020
CommuniTIES: With technology comes risk for school districts
Public sector specialists discuss the risks and opportunities for K-12 school districts to provide broadband connectivity to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 25, 2020
CommuniTIES: Remaining resilient amid the pandemic: a utility’s successful approach to strategic and financial planning
Fort Wayne City Utilities joins our CommuniTIES podcast to discuss their successful approach to remaining resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 21, 2020
Building Resilience: Assess your COVID-19 recovery readiness
As many states begin reopening businesses after initial closes due to COVID-19, many construction contractors are beginning to shift their strategic focus to the restart and ramp up their operations. Contractors with a developed and focused construction recovery plan will emerge stronger. In this episode, Baker Tilly specialists discuss the importance of understanding your recovery readiness, common challenges contractors are facing in six key categories and what to do to combat them, as well as an inside look at our complimentary assessment tool.
Aug 27, 2020
CommuniTIES: Executive recruiting and hiring during COVID-19
Baker Tilly’s public sector executive recruitment specialists discuss the COVID-19 impact on recruiting and hiring for executive government positions.
Aug 24, 2020
CommuniTIES: The impact of COVID-19 on municipal utilities
In this episode, Baker Tilly’s utility industry specialists discuss the challenges and opportunities for municipal utilities from COVID-19.
Jul 29, 2020
CommuniTIES: Economic development during COVID-19: private and public sector perspectives
In this episode of CommuniTIES, Baker Tilly private and public sector specialists discuss economic development and the impact on communities in the wake of COVID-19.
Jul 10, 2020
CommuniTIES: Providing outsourced accounting and auditing value to local governments
In this episode, our public sector accounting partners explain the benefits of working with Baker Tilly as an outsourced accountant and/or auditor to improve governmental operations and save money.
Jun 24, 2020
CommuniTIES: Available relief funding for public sector entities
In this episode of CommuniTIES, Baker Tilly public sector specialists discuss the COVID-19 relief funding sources available to state and local governments, schools and utilities.
Jun 1, 2020
Building Resilience: Why construction contractors should develop a harm statement in response to COVID-19
As your company reacts and changes to address all the new rules and regulations resulting from COVID-19, you’ve likely already incurred additional costs beyond what was expected. From work-from-home expenses to new technologies, all current and future costs should be documented in a harm statement. This statement serves as an inventory of past costs and expected future costs from a contractor’s COVID-19 response. Join special guests, Tony Ollmann and Jim Miller, as they discuss why a harm statement is especially important in today’s environment, what costs should be documented and what contractors should be considering regarding the impacts to future revenue.
May 28, 2020
CommuniTIES: Importance of comprehensive financial planning
In this episode of CommuniTIES, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors discuss the importance of comprehensive financial planning for state and local governments, particularly during and post-COVID-19.
May 11, 2020
Building Resilience: A construction contractor’s guide to strategic relationships during COVID-19
Building Resilience’s first episode kicks off with Baker Tilly senior manager Laura Cataldo and Courtney Davison. They detail the common questions and considerations you should have within your strategic relationships throughout the coronavirus pandemic and road to recovery. From relationships with employees, banks, financial lenders and project owners, to leadership and professional services providers, they have prepared a checklist of the various conversations you should be having.
May 3, 2020
Navigating relief funding assistance for a stronger recovery
In this episode, Heather Acker, leader of Baker Tilly’s firmwide risk advisory practice, and Blaine Jasper, a senior manager in our risk advisory practice, discuss the top challenges organizations currently face related to relief funding, how organizations can start prioritizing funding opportunities and provide a few real-world examples.
Apr 20, 2020
Increased fraud, business and cybersecurity risks in the midst of a crisis
In this episode, Chris Anderson, Baker Tilly Managing Partner, sits down with Jonathan Marks, a partner in Baker Tilly's global forensics group, to discuss increased exposure and opportunity for fraud during rapid changes in business, increased cyber and internal controls risks as organizations shift to work from home environments, and other emerging risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about mitigating risks during a crisis, listen to the full podcast episode with Jonathan Marks, partner, for insights on what organizations should be doing both today and tomorrow to address immediate fraud and cybersecurity risks, and recommendations for mitigating your exposure going forward.
Apr 20, 2020
What we’re hearing in the current U.S. insurance market
In this episode, Derek Royster discusses the losses we are seeing from the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of claims insurers are seeing now, the uncertainties around coverage and how businesses can mitigate impacts.
Apr 17, 2020
Mitigating impacts on insurers and policyholders for supply chain and cybersecurity risks from COVID-19
In this episode, Simon Oddy discusses how current supply chain and cybersecurity risks may present other, downstream risk areas insurers and policyholders need to prepare for.
Apr 15, 2020
Understanding tax relief options amid COVID-19
Today, Christine Anderson talks with Lynettte Stolarzyk, a Baker Tilly partner and leader of our specialty tax practice. Lynette shares her expertise and advice on ways organizations can navigate tax considerations through the COVID-19 pandemic and key insights for those looking for financial and non-financial relief packages.
Apr 10, 2020
What to consider as you navigate your small business through COVID-19 and beyond
Today, Christine Anderson talks with Todd Bernhardt, a Baker Tilly partner and leader of our small business practice (Baker Tilly Advantage), and Cary Mailandt, a principal in our Middle Market Advisory Services Practice. Todd and Cary share their expertise and advice on ways small businesses can navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and the immediate needs of businesses with less than 500 employees who have been forced to close or are handling challenges like employee furloughs and reduced sales.
Apr 2, 2020
Enterprise risk management: Ensuring business continuity and resiliency in crisis and in recovery
Raina Rose Tagle, a governance, risk management, compliance and cybersecurity partner at Baker Tilly, highlights the importance of enterprise risk management to ensure continuity and resiliency in a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 31, 2020
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Today Kim Wylam, Managing Partner of Baker Tilly Vantagen, our human resource consulting branch, discusses how the COVID-19 crisis and recent legislation are impacting HR professionals. She and Christine Anderson focus on the Families First Act, legislation that impacts businesses of less than 500 employees.
Mar 30, 2020
Accessing SBA Loans Through the CARES Act
Today we're discussing the CARES Act with Tim Kosiek, Director of Baker Tilly's Depository and Lending Practice. He'll focus in on the highlights and components of the bill related to small business administration loans.
Mar 27, 2020
Cross-Sectional Analysis and Recommendations Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Supply Chains
Jeff Jorge, Principal, International Services Practice, will be discussing the impact coronavirus is having on the supply chain of manufacturers and related sectors. Jeff shares his insights on what manufacturers should be doing both today and tomorrow to address uncertainties and recommendations for recovery initiatives going forward.