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Higher Education Expertise to Help Your School Keep Financially Stable and Plan For the Future.

Day in, day out you bring your commitment, innovation and heart to drive your school’s mission. But in an era of decreasing state support, aging campus infrastructure and changing student demographics, making a college or university thrive is no easy task. That’s why public and private colleges and universities nationwide are turning to BKD for the support they need.

Our goal is to help your institution be financially stable and compliant with regulatory standards, so you can take advantage of opportunities, meet student needs and prepare for what’s next. Our higher education consultants work with schools of all shapes and sizes, offering higher education audit, tax, accounting and consulting services, including financial sustainability support. Learn more about our offerings below and let us know how we can help shoulder the load.

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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2020 Annual Higher Education Outlook: The Race to Financial Sustainability

Does your institution have staying power? In other words, given the difficulties of the industry, are you the kind of organization that has what it takes to do more than just barely get by? As part of our ongoing efforts to help you tackle current and future challenges, we present the “2020 Annual Higher Education Outlook: The Race to Financial Sustainability.” Download a free copy now.

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Audit, Accounting & Assurance

Financial analysis is more sophisticated than ever. BKD professionals can help you with your accounting and assurance needs. 

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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's 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

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

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BKD annually prepares thousands of tax returns for individuals, all 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 not-for-profit 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 as one of the largest providers of Single Audit services and our familiarity with those requirements make us a great fit for organizations requiring compliance.

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