Higher Education

Higher Education

Finalert is used by higher education leaders to improve student and institutional success. From effective risk management to innovative, transformational solutions to compliant fiscal reporting and operational controls, we focus on our clients.

Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to improve student success while balancing increased transparency and affordability demands. Stakeholders are asking tough questions about academic and admissions integrity, enrollment management, cybersecurity, and student wellness now more than ever. The adoption of advanced data analytics and strategic human capital management are two examples of how institutions can transform in new and bold ways in this ever-changing environment. Institutions must leverage the power of an integrated partner who can collaborate with leaders across all functions and levels to facilitate solutions from an institutional perspective in order to be successful.

Our unique insights come from a specialised focus on higher education clients and issues, making us a forward-thinking, collaborative, and consultative ally. Our dedicated practitioners provide you with access to the industry’s most cutting-edge thinking in order to provide you with the unique insights and impactful solutions you need to manage issues quickly.

Some of Our Key Higher Education Services
Fiscal resiliency
  • Affordability and strategic resource alignment
  • Combination consulting
  • Enrollment and retention
  • Fiscal modeling and analysis
  • Human capital management
  • Performance optimization
  • Shared services consulting
  • Strategic planning
  • Student wellness and success
Collegiate athletics and esports
  • Athletic department and program analysis
  • Esports department and program assessments and governance
  • Name, image and likeness (NIL) compliance and regulatory oversight
  • NCAA agreed-upon procedures
  • NCAA compliance (and other regulatory compliance)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recruiting strategies
  • Scholarship management
Risk advisory and internal audit
  • Board and audit committee governance
  • Cybersecurity¬†and¬†privacy
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Fraud, ethics and academic integrity
  • Internal audit
  • Internal controls reviews
  • Risk assessments
Accounting and assurance
  • Financial statement audit
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Research and grants compliance
  • Tax preparation and compliance
how can we help you?

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