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The banking industry has become increasingly complex over the last decade. Today, banks face increased competition from other banks in their community, and from nontraditional sources such as insurance companies offering banking products, Internet-based institutions that offer premium depository interest rates, and alternative lending sources. At the same time, the regulatory environment requires even more time of senior management to remain compliant.

In these complex times, you need a firm that can serve your audit, tax and consulting needs, and serve as a trusted business advisor. At Clifton Gunderson, we provide value-added services to our bank clients, and act as a sounding board for senior management and/or the Board of Directors. We provide our clients with a “best practices perspective” gained by serving more than 600 financial institutions throughout the United States. We earn the trust of our clients by providing quality business advice that helps them meet their long term strategic goals.

Why choose Clifton Gunderson?

  • We have the resources of a national firm, with a local approach to service that ensures that you receive the high quality, personal service you want and deserve;
  • Our clients are served by a team of industry specialists who are committed to serving community banks like yours. We understand your industry and the issues you deal with every day. In many cases, we will have had other clients tackle the same issues you are facing, giving us insights into what works and what doesn’t;
  • We maintain relationships with banking regulators, and keep ahead of industry changes and proposed regulations so we can help you be proactive in addressing them; and
  • We maintain one of the industry’s lowest staff-to-partner ratios because we believe our clients deserve to be served by people who have the experience and expertise to handle your most complex business issues.

Your goals, coupled with our specialized knowledge, will help you achieve success. The community banking industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our entire practice. Our growth has been the direct result of capitalizing on our strengths, and we want to do the same for you. Our team of specialists is composed of individuals with backgrounds in public accounting, bank regulatory agencies and banks. Members of our team have served as compliance officers, lending specialists, chief internal auditors, regulatory examiners and information technology specialists.

Clifton Gunderson provides a full range of audit, tax and consulting services that give you important tools to use in managing your bank.