Truth in Accounting

CLEO is excited to offer this valuable service to our members.  

Truth in Accounting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chicago, IL whose mission is to educate citizens, legislators, and the press with understandable, reliable, and transparent government financial information. Their experts analyze government accounting data at the federal, state, and local level to produce annual assessments of government finances. They use proprietary methodology to cut through politicization and accounting tricks to show the true fiscal condition of government entities.

If you need help understanding your budget, pension system, or overall financial condition, feel free to contact them at (312) 589-5100 or click the button above to email them.

You can also explore the fiscal data on your own. They will provide financial, demographic and other data for you to examine yourself through the State Data Lab. the resource enables citizens, the press, legislators, think tanks, and financial analysts to understand their governments’ financial condition and correlate that with data about the larger economic picture.