Economic, legislative and social developments have led to today's educational institutions facing demands of increased levels of service with diminished budgets and revenues. The financial and operational challenges that institutions experience must be addressed proactively, to avoid budget shortfalls and deliver on your commitment to students and employees. We understand how to alleviate the existing and emerging issues that you face and how to capitalize on available opportunities.

From accounting and financial projections to operations and tax compliance, we offer specialized assurance, tax and consulting solutions to our education industry clients. Our experienced professionals understand the challenges of educational institutions, through serving the many needs of hundreds of K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities. This experience working with public and private entities has given us a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the economics and politics that schools must contend with.

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Audit committee guide for nonprofit organizations


Audit committee guide for nonprofit organizations

Audit committee roles and responsibilities are under increased scrutiny following financial compliance reporting incidents in recent years.

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Evaluating your fundraising campaign risks

RSM security professionals discuss what controls can be implemented to help protect your institution - and donors.

  • October 28, 2016


Leveraging systems and technology for fundraising success

RSM technology consultants share insights on how technology can help improve the effectiveness of your fundraising campaigns.

  • October 28, 2016


Housing benefits and taxation – A misunderstood area

Free or subsidized campus housing is among independent schools’ most generous fringe benefits in terms of potential tax liability.

  • James Sweeney, Bill Turco, Yong Zhang
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  • April 06, 2016


What independent schools need to know about fringe benefits

From tuition waivers to deferred comp plans, understand the tax ramifications that independent schools should know about fringe benefits.

  • James Sweeney
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  • April 06, 2016


UPMIFA drives accounting and reporting changes for endowments

If your organization invests and manages institutional funds in an UPMIFA enacted state, you will need to understand and play by the rules.

  • Susan Davis
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  • January 29, 2016


School district SharePoint implementation enhances records management

An efficient, agile and secure SharePoint records management system nets more capacity and access capabilities for over 1 million records.

  • December 03, 2014

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