Educational Institutions

Crosslin has an unparalleled depth of experience with colleges and universities. In fact, we consider it one of our specialties. We provide audit services to 14 colleges, universities and educational institutions across the state. When you specialize in a particular area, as Crosslin has done in education, a deeply rooted common body of knowledge develops in that area.

As demonstrated by our extensive education customer base, Crosslin is committed to education financial administration and, therefore, has invested in numerous resources to keep our firm up-to-speed on the latest accounting trends in the education and not-for-profit fields. Crosslin would make any and all of these resources available to your management team. Additionally, through our BDO Alliance USA relationship we have available the resources of the BDO Alliance USA Center for Nonprofit Excellence. The Center stays on the edge of issues that confront nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions.

Also among our technological resources is Accounting Research Manager (ARM), a primary source of insightful interpretations on GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS, is updated daily and considered the timeliest and most comprehensive online database of expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, governmental, and SEC information as well as primary source data. It also provides us access to literature and pronouncements from the following:

  • GAO – Government Accountability Office
  • GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board
  • GFOA – Governmental Finance Officers Association
  • HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • OMB – Office of Management and Budgets
  • PCIE – President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency
  • NACUBO – National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • SACUBO – Southern Association of College and University Business Officers


OMB Circular A-133

The Single Audit’s objective is to provide assurance to the government as to the management and use of funds by recipients.

Auditing of Student Financial Aid Program

Crosslin has deep experience in Student Financial Aid (SFA) attestations and Title IV audits for educational institutions.

Implementation of SFAS

Crosslin's experience working with educational institutions across the U.S. means we understand best practices for SFAS Implementation.

IRS Alien Compliance

Crosslin offers compliance and audit services to colleges and universities, such as non-resident alien tax compliance.

NCAA Compliance

Crosslin's NCAA compliance audits focus on ensuring that university athletic departments are adhering to NCAA guidelines and regulations.

Accreditation Consulting

Crosslin recognizes the nuances of the education industry and its unique operational challenges, which includes accreditation issues.

Internal Control Reviews

Crosslin benchmarks the internal control systems of educational providers to evaluate the efficiency of their operating processes.


Crosslin provides SSAE 16 services (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 - an auditing standard for service organizations)

Grant Compliance

Crosslin's dedicated accounting professionals assist customers in navigating issues related to tax-exempt status and grant compliance.