Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services for the Education Sector

PRIMARY CONTACT: James B. Yard CPA, CIA, CISA (Pittsburgh)

The role of internal audit is evolving due to economic conditions, ever-changing regulations, increased technology risk and globalization. This dynamic environment creates a new opportunity for internal audit to demonstrate its value, but also makes it difficult for many institutions to staff an internal audit function and/or maintain all of the necessary skills required to meet the challenges of the higher education sector.

Schneider Downs is positioned to provide internal audit support, from staff augmentation to full outsourcing. We work closely with internal audit functions, management and Audit Committees to achieve the scope of coverage institutions require. In a co-sourcing arrangement, we partner with your professionals to fill problematic gaps in your internal audit function’s subject-matter skill sets or geographic needs in order to mitigate exposure to crucial areas requiring attention beyond your reach. Schneider Downs provides a suite of advisory and consulting internal audit and risk advisory services that address specific concerns of organizations, including: In addition to Internal Audit and Risk Advisory services, the Schneider Downs teams offers a number of services to education  institutions in the Pittsburgh and Columbus region, and across the United States, including:
  • Audit and Assurance Services
  • Auxiliary and Investment Activities
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Staffing Services
  • State and Local Tax Matters
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Technology Services and Compliance
  • Wealth Management Advisors
Browse the full service list on our education sector services webpage. About Schneider Downs Our Higher Education Industry Group operates with a service-focused philosophy: You talk, we listen.  It is this philosophy that has fueled our practice’s growth to nearly 40 clients over the past decade.  Higher education is a strategic priority for Schneider Downs. Our delivery of a comprehensive blend of integrated services ensures that our professionals can meet your institution’s operational and compliance needs.  By staying abreast the latest trends, developments and challenges within the education sector, our professionals offer timely and practical solutions to our clients. For questions or more information on Schneider Downs can help your institution, please contact James B. Yard.

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