Mark LaPrade, CPA

BerryDunn's education experts share knowledge and insights, helping you gain ground on your challenges.

Clint Davies

Gain traction with strategic guidance that supports your institutional mission.

Our education advisors are a diverse team of CPAs and information technology (IT) management consultants with extensive industry experience. This knowledgeable team brings insight and perspective from higher education institutions and independent schools across the country.

Our Assurance and Tax Advisors can help you:

  • Capitalize on fiscal opportunities
  • Meet regulatory requirements with confidence
  • Stay informed of evolving federal, multi-state, and international tax regulations and incentives
  • Plan for the future with succession planning and executive recruiting (also available to IT)
  • Keep abreast of emerging issues and determine the impact of new accounting standards

Our Management and IT Consultants can help you:

  • Align IT strategy with institutional strategy
  • Identify, prioritize, and tackle IT security risks
  • Assess and plan for enterprise system (ERP, SIS, and LMS) needs
  • Gain operational efficiencies that reduce administrative costs
  • Improve business processes and manage change

Why BerryDunn?

Our knowledge of industry trends, ability to apply best practices, and independent perspective will make you more effective. We are active participants in NACUBO, EDUCAUSE, and other associations and we are committed to keeping clients abreast of key developments in the field. 

We'll help you gain buy-in from key stakeholders across your organization, set strategy in an uncertain environment, and break down problems into understandable and actionable pieces.

"Colby-Sawyer has used a number of audit firms in the twenty-two years I’ve been here. BerryDunn is far and away the best. You take for granted that CPA firms will be knowledgeable and familiar with higher education, and can complete the audit compliance requirements. However, BerryDunn goes beyond that. Their staff has become trusted advisors in all the financial aspects of the college and has helped us become more efficient in each phase of our operations. We seek their advice throughout the year on debt issues, compliance issues and in designing systems and procedures for new programs or services. They have taken the time to thoroughly understand Colby-Sawyer and have certainly contributed to our success.
- Doug Lyon, Treasurer, Colby-Sawyer College

Contact our education practice leaders to learn more about how we can help you meet your institutional goals.

Mark LaPrade, Audit and Compliance
Clint Davies, Management and IT Consulting