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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Exempt organization tax reform update podcast


Exempt organization tax reform update podcast

View our comprehensive podcast to learn more about the final provisions affecting exempt organizations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • James Sweeney
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  • January 12, 2018


Excise tax on tax-exempt compensation paid over $1 million per year

Provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacts excise tax on exempt organization compensation paid over $1 million per year.

  • James Sweeney, Bill Turco
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  • December 22, 2017


IRS issues guidance for certain distributions from donor advised funds

The IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have released Notice 2017-73, outlining proposed guidance on donor advised funds.

  • James Sweeney, Bill Turco
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  • December 14, 2017


Cybersecurity challenges for educational institutions

Learn why educational institutions are often vulnerable to cyberattacks and how schools can implement a proactive cybersecurity strategy.

  • September 20, 2017


RSM helps Texas Tech save $325,000 now and even more in the future

This case study shows how RSM helped Texas Tech save now and even more in the future by conducting a construction audit.

  • January 10, 2017


Evaluating your fundraising campaign risks

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

  • October 28, 2016

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