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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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2022 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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BKDpulse for Higher Education

Our solution helps university researchers and leadership gain insights from IPEDS data in a sophisticated, time-saving platform.

  • Comparison groups are quick and easy to create and save
  • Interactive solution using dashboards to transform data into insights
  • Flexible viewing methods including trending, peer median, and individual schools
  • Go beyond IPEDS reports with additional features and metrics

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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-Exempt Services

BKD’s tax-exempt professionals prepare more than 2,000 Form 990s each year for organizations across the country. In addition, we proactively help identify potential tax and payroll risks, worker classification issues, and unrelated business income sources.

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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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Compensation Consulting Services

BKD provides executive compensation consulting services to help nonprofits attract and retain qualified individuals. Find the right fit for your organization today!

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Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Consulting & Advisory Services

There is no one-size-fits-all ESG program because every organization faces unique issues and risks. BKD Trusted Advisors™ have the information to help you define ESG, explain its potential effects, describe various ESG frameworks, detail reporting, and get started on building your program.

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Foreign Withholding Tax: A Lost Opportunity?

BKD understands the difficulties nonprofit and public sector organizations face in obtaining funds to further their exempt purpose or secure retirement benefits for their plans’ beneficiaries. That is why we are passionate about helping organizations navigate the process of reclaiming foreign withholding taxes to avoid leaving money on the table.

Has your organization been informed of the opportunity to obtain refunds of foreign withholding taxes on investment income, but you don’t know how to manage the reclaim process? BKD can help provide proactive, tailored guidance and the resources you require to file a claim for refund, including reclaim analysis, documentation preparation and assistance, preparation and submission of claims, as well as claim denial investigation and resolution.

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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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