Higher Education

Serving public and private higher education institutions throughout the region

Tailored services to meet your higher education institution’s needs

Colleges and universities face unprecedented challenges in today’s higher education environment, including an increasing number of applicants, decreasing funding, and rapid changes in technology. One of the most critical ways colleges and universities can be successful, now and in the future, is to integrate their long-term goals into their daily tasks and routine reporting.

Do you have the tools and training you need to be a data-driven leader? Our team has years of extensive experience serving higher education institutions, both public and private, throughout the region. Our expertise allows us to help you fill your needs from developing and implementing internal controls and new accounting standards to assessing technology and ensuring your student’s data is safe and compliant with GLBA and other cybersecurity standards. When it comes to student financial aid, charitable planning, or business planning and feasibility, Dean Dorton’s team has the expertise to help you with it all.

Higher Education Services

Every higher education institution is different and unique, which is why we tailor our services to your needs and expectations. You deserve professional services customized to your institution’s processes, goals, and outcomes. We are here to serve you, enabling you to be more efficient and effective in your daily operations, allowing you to focus on providing the best education possible to future generations.

  • Financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Uniform Grant Guidance audits, program-specific testing, and other financial compliance reporting
  • New accounting standards implementation
  • Financial budget and projections
  • Internal controls and accounting manual reviews
  • Assistance with bond issues and debt refinancing
  • Benefit plan audits
  • Federal and state tax and information returns
  • Excise tax and other tax issues for private foundation
  • Tax issues for employee benefit plans, payroll taxes, W-2s, and 1099s
  • Gift planning and reporting
  • Sales and use tax planning
  • Exempt status protection
  • Valuation of gifts
  • Endowment annuities
  • Non-exempt employee issues
  • Unrelated business income tax planning

Higher Education: Current Issues and Trends

This full day of training, held each spring, includes experts from the higher education industry covering the latest issues and updates regarding Student Financial Aid, cybersecurity, risk management, fraud, and legal issues.

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