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Higher Education Services

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Higher Education Expertise to Help Your School Stay Financially Stable & Plan for the Future

Each day you bring your commitment, innovation, and heart to drive your school’s mission. But in the midst of COVID-19, aging campus infrastructure, and changing student demographics, making a college or university thrive is no easy task. BKD can help.

We aim to help your university be financially stable and compliant with regulatory standards so you can take advantage of opportunities, meet student needs, and prepare for what’s next. Learn more about our offerings below and let us know how we can assist you.

Ready to submit a proposal request? Email us at highereducation@bkd.com.

Financial Sustainability Services

As the cost of providing education continues to rise while funding sources decline, many higher education institutions are exploring new business models for improved financial sustainability.

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2021 Annual Higher Education Outlook

With so much uncertainty and trouble and so few solid answers, the state of the industry boils down to a question—what’s next? Download a free copy of the Higher Education Outlook to gain valuable insights as your institution develops a strategy and tactics moving forward.

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Audit, Accounting, & Assurance

Financial analysis is more sophisticated than ever. BKD Trusted Advisors can help you with your audit, accounting, and assurance needs.

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Grant Management Services

BKD understands the challenges of maintaining grant management processes that are compliant with federal regulations. Our trusted advisors have extensive experience with grants, CARES Act relief funding, and compliance services. Whether you’re new to the world of grants management or already have a system in place, we can help you create, broaden, or improve your process.

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Cybersecurity & IT Risk

Are your defenses strong enough to withstand a cyberattack? We can help remedy weaknesses in your systems or respond to a breach if you've already been hit by hackers.

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Enterprise Risk Management

A solid enterprise risk management framework can help your organization reduce risk, control costs, and streamline reporting. BKD Trusted Advisors™ are on top of the latest trends and can help develop a strategy that works for you.

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Forensics, Investigation, Litigation

BKD Trusted Advisors™ understand the role that consultants, damages experts, and fraud investigators play in litigation. BKD has some of the leading professionals in services like forensic accounting, digital forensics, BKD Analytics, litigation support, and more! Learn about all of our services.

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Tax

BKD annually prepares thousands of tax returns for individuals, various types of businesses, trusts, and tax-exempt entities. We also provide a variety of tax planning and consulting services.

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Uniform Guidance/Single Audit & HUD

Compliance auditing at BKD is often found in our nonprofit and governmental practice or in our banking and real estate practices where U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversight is present. BKD is ranked by the Federal Audit Clearinghouse as one of the largest providers of Single Audit services, and our familiarity with those requirements makes us a great fit for organizations requiring compliance.

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Internal Auditing & Internal Controls

Our external audit services are all about assurance for outside parties, while our internal audit services are all about your internal fiduciary responsibilities and needs. Whether you need assistance on a project-by-project basis, guidance on internal control design, establishing an internal audit department, or complete outsourcing of your internal audit needs, BKD can help.

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We have 40 offices in 18 states, with BKD Trusted Advisors™ who offer solutions for clients across the country.

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