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Higher Ed Advisor: tips and tools for effective fiscal modeling and analysis

Welcome to Higher Ed Advisor, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with higher education industry leaders from across the firm about practical and proactive guidance to help colleges and universities protect and enhance their value.

Higher education institutions have been facing pressure to make strategic change for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for planning and analysis to implement change and achieve fiscal resilience. With increasing costs and declining revenues, college and university leaders and board members must think bigger and more intentionally to survive in the short-term and thrive in the long-term, while upholding their institution’s mission.

In this episode, our higher education specialists discuss the approaches and processes to gain fiscal resiliency both in the short-term and long-term, including fiscal modeling, financial forecasting and cash flow planning and analysis to inform strategy and position institutions for future success.

Listen to this podcast to learn about the tips, tools, challenges and leading practices associated with fiscal modeling and financial forecasting to advise decision making, and understand why it is critical to really know your institution in order to make strategic decisions.

Meet the hosts: 

Raina Rose Tagle, CPA, CISA, CIA, Partner, Baker Tilly

Ken Fleming, CPA, CVA, Partner, Baker Tilly

Tim Meyers, Senior Advisor, Baker Tilly

This podcast is the third episode in our fiscal resiliency series for higher education institutions.

Listen to past fiscal resiliency podcasts

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Higher Education Fiscal Resiliency Diagnostic

Higher education leaders continue to navigate the numerous challenges colleges and universities face in the wake of COVID-19. Baker Tilly’s Higher Education Fiscal Resiliency Diagnostic is a free, beneficial tool that can help your institution recover from recent events, plan for future institutional sustainability and ensure fiscal and mission resilience.

Take the Fiscal Resiliency Diagnostic

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Resource center

Baker Tilly understands higher education institutions and how an unplanned event such as the COVID-19 outbreak can affect your organization and community. Visit our  Higher Education Coronavirus Resource Center  for additional tools and advice.

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