Identifying Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

The nation’s education systems must remain of the highest caliber in order to foster the safekeeping of our future. All educational institutions, whether they be private or public, K-12 or higher-ed, need to balance the quality of provided education with the operational challenges of handling departmental budget cuts, online fraud, adapting with eco-standards, maintaining technological competitiveness and dependence upon government budgets.

DHG’s Education team is cross-functional and diligent in addressing overlooked challenges while seeking innovative solutions and opportunities. Serving educators from secondary schools, private colleges and universities as well as technical trade schools, we utilize effective listening to align ourselves with your needs. We work to enhance your organization today and in the future while remaining at the forefront of regulatory and operational changes that occur.

Multi-Faceted Service

As an entity within the higher education sector, you face many issues that call for a trusted, experienced advisor who understands the industry in which you operate. Furthermore, as higher education systems and healthcare organizations continue to sync up and affiliate, our cross-functional team of professionals are able to combine industry and service experience from education to healthcare, as we provide superior service to our clients and serve as their one-stop shop.

DHG is Here for You

Our professionals are proud to serve as your trusted advisors. Whether your needs require services that strictly relate to education or also combine the knowledge of our education and healthcare groups, we are here for you.

Professionals serving the following industry segments:

  • For-profit colleges and universities
  • Not-for-profit colleges and universities
  • Research and teaching hospitals and health systems
  • Higher education healthcare affiliates
  • Foundations related to colleges and universities
  • Community colleges
  • Technical training organizations
  • Secondary Schools


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  • Charitable Trust Returns
  • Executive Compensation and Excess Benefit Analysis
  • Federal and State Tax Credits
  • Foreign Account Reporting
  • IRS Form 990 and Form 1120 Preparation and Related Advisory Services
  • Joint Ventures
  • State Solicitation and Filing Requirements
  • Unrelated Business Income Tax
  • Alternative Investment Reporting
  • Audit Preparation Assistance
  • Board Training
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Endowment Management/UPMIFA Reporting
  • Forensic & Valuation
  • Fraud Advisory Services (General, Information Technology and Online Education related)
  • Grant Compliance Analysis
  • Human Resource Services
  • Indirect Cost Rate Development and Analysis
  • Information Technology Reviews
  • Interim CFO Services
  • Investment Reporting and Accounting
  • Policy Reviews
  • Projections and Forecasts
  • Real Estate Cost Certifications
  • Third Party Administration (TPA) Services


Serving Over 100 Higher Education Clients at Home and Abroad

DHG has significant hands-on experience with colleges and universities across the United States from small, private colleges to large, public universities. Our focus is on being your trusted business advisor, keeping you aware of emerging audit, tax and industry issues as well as communicating effectively with key stakeholders, including your Audit Committees and Board of Trustees.

Through our extensive work in education and the not-for-profit sector, we understand the importance of not just preparing a Form 990 well but providing guidance on how to best present your organization to the IRS and the public.

Why You Should Choose DHG

Our team provides value by offering:

  • Dedicated talent and higher education subject matter professionals with extensive experience
  • Candid communication with immediate access to top professionals
  • Tailored service philosophy that is never “one-size-fits-all”
  • Timely and open dialogue on top-of-mind issues for colleges and universities as well as updates on technical or regulatory pronouncements
  • Identification of business and operational risks
  • Commitment to staff continuity and proactive, personal attention from engagement leadership
  • Cost-effective services that enhance your organization today and in the future

We commit significant time and resources to the issues and competitive challenges facing your industry by our support and active involvement in related educational and non-profit trade organizations including:

  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators