Platinum Strategic Partner
Baker Tilly’s Higher Education and Research Institutions practice serves colleges and universities from across the country. We offer the broad resources of a full-service accounting and advisory firm, blending deep industry insight with sound business advice and providing consulting, risk advisory, assurance, and tax services for leading institutions. We collaborate with management, internal audit functions, boards, and audit committees to address areas of strategic importance. We deliver practical, customized solutions to our clients while keeping the unique culture of higher education and research institutions in mind.
Enabling Internal Audit to tackle complex challenges
• Our recent projects include helping institutions to (see reverse side for additional detail):
• Assess information privacy controls to strengthen safeguards over personally identifiable information
• Examine endowment and restricted fund activity to assess compliance with donor restrictions and regulations
• Conduct internal investigations in response to allegations of fraudulent activity
• Audit construction project costs to identify significant cost savings
• Assess sponsored research infrastructures and develop action plans to support strategic objectives
• Perform quality assessments of the internal audit function
• Identify opportunities for cost optimization by performing operational efficiency reviews
• Expand the influence and the value of internal audit
• Support compliance risk assessments
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Platinum Strategic Partner
Higher Education has been a priority sector for Deloitte since the firm began supporting colleges and universities over 100 years ago. Since then, Deloitte has cultivated strong relationships with a diverse array of institutions including university systems, public and private colleges, community colleges and all Carnegie classifications of research institutions. We support these educational institutions by analyzing their controls and processes that address key risk areas and functions such as research management, admissions, and endowments, as well as risks and controls related to evolving IT systems, applications, and cyber and digital risks. We assist organizations in innovating and modernizing to bring deeper insights, provide guidance to help inform business decisions, and anticipate emerging risks to have greater impact and influence within the institution. Through innovative methods, advanced analytics, and labs, we can help you potentially bring greater value to the institution from assurance, compliance, and controls advisory activities.
We can assist you in confirming that the right processes and controls are in place, and also help advise on and anticipate risks that are critical to your institution and students. We can help drive business value for your organization by leveraging innovation. Our experienced higher education professionals include former higher education administrators, leaders, and specialists who marry their industry experience with Deloitte methodologies to serve as trusted advisors. We have deep experience in crucial areas such as Enterprise Risk Management, IT & Cybersecurity, Research Operations & Grants Management, and Crisis Management & Recovery. Learn more about our practice on our website: Deloitte Higher Education Risk and Compliance
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Bronze Strategic Partner
Specialists in higher education and healthcare construction contract auditing – Fort Hill provides personal customer service to satisfy its client's needs from pre-construction contract reviews through periodic and closeout audits.
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Bronze Strategic Partner
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A National Practice with a Tradition of Service
BDO’s professionals draw upon deep industry knowledge and experience to help clients improve performance. In addition to traditional tax and audit services, BDO provides a host of advisory services to help colleges and universities increase efficiency, maintain compliance, and maximize resources.
BDO addresses the rapidly changing needs of America’s colleges and universities and provides insight across a wide range of operational challenges to bring the focus back to the institution’s core mission while enabling a path to growth and success. With experts dedicated to the higher education industry, our active participation with clients and industry groups ensures we stay abreast of the latest industry developments to help clients stay ahead of the curve.
With more than 1,500 professionals who exclusively serve nonprofits and higher education institutions, as well as the BDO Institute for Nonprofit ExcellenceSM, a resource center dedicated to helping organizations thrive, BDO offers unmatched industry insights and experience.
We understand the unique accounting, financial and advisory needs of colleges and universities. Our work is marked by a collaborative spirit, working with you to prioritize and address your most pressing concerns. And we draw from BDO’s vast network of experts on technology, tax, risk, compliance, human resources, accounting and more to assist with concerns most common among higher education leaders:
Internal Audit and risk management services
Sponsored research/grant regulatory compliance review, audit preparation, response, and process improvement
Regulatory compliance program review and design
Operational and financial transformation and sustainability
Business process improvement
Strategic planning facilitation and organizational development
Single and compliance audits – Including for COVID recovery-related funding
Audit and tax reporting services
Budget preparation and training
Enterprise-wide risk assessment
Outsourced financial services