Tribal & Gaming

Protecting Your Vision

For more than 40 years, Moss Adams has served tribes throughout the nation with our in-depth knowledge and expertise in tribal affairs. During the past decade, we’ve provided assurance, tax, and consulting services to more than 330 unique tribal clients representing more than 130 different tribes.

We approach Indian Country with respect for our clients' tribal culture and sovereignty and work to earn the trust of tribal councils and enterprise boards.

We understand effectively delivering services to your tribal members can be one of your most important priorities. We can help you achieve that goal by providing services designed to not only improve your tribal governance capabilities and structures, but also enhance your revenue streams through enterprise development and strategic partnerships.

Tribal Gaming

Running a successful gaming enterprise depends on many factors—including your operational efficiency and compliance with industry and governmental regulations. That's why we provide comprehensive audit and consultation services to both Tribal Class II and Class III gaming facilities throughout the country. Our services can help you streamline internal systems, improve business performance, create customized training programs, and much more.

Tribal Enterprises

Along with serving tribal governments and gaming operations, our Tribal & Gaming Practice serves various tribal enterprises, and your specific team may include industry specialists from across the firm who've dedicated their careers to a given industry, such as agribusiness, construction, forest products, health care, real estate and hospitality, or manufacturing and consumer products.

Specialized Services

To effectively serve tribes like yours, we augment our practice with professionals from around the firm who specialize in specific areas. This way, we're able to provide you a comprehensive set of assurance, tax, and consulting solutions tailored to your needs.

Our specialized services include:

  • Audits conducted in accordance with the Uniform Guidance
  • Employement Tax Compliance
  • Hospitality Consulting
  • Internal Controls evaluation and review
  • Planning and Consulting for Economic Development
  • Regulatory assurance engagements for state gaming, fuel, and tobacco compacts and the NIGC
  • Title 31 training and assessments

Featured Resources


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB) Statement Number 87, Leases, significantly changes the accounting and reporting requirements for lease arrangements. For many tribal entities, the standard is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, which means it’s time to start planning for implementation. Join us for our on-demand webcast to learn how GASB 87 may affect your tribe.

The new data collection form changes how information from single audits is gathered and reported to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

Are you reporting too much information in your financial statements to the federal government? This is a common occurrence because many tribal leaders aren’t aware of their options when it comes to establishing structuring and reporting models for their investments.

The Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018 presents new tax considerations for tribes including the option for council members to receive Social Security benefits.

Revisions introduced by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) will significantly change accounting and reporting requirements for tribal governments. In this webcast, we discuss important aspects of the GASB standards and their potential impacts on fiduciary activities, debt, interest cost, and majority equity interests. We also cover methods for implementing the changes and provide insight into what your tribal government can do to prepare for adoption in 2019.

Learn if a construction audit makes sense for your tribal entity—and what to expect from your auditors.

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