Institutions of Higher Education


Our audit approach focuses on the areas that are important to you, as we provide an independent cost-effective, well coordinated and efficient audit. In meeting your specific needs, we will provide consistent, high quality service to ensure your complete satisfaction. HLB Parissi follows a risk based auditapproach. We will meet with you to discuss our understanding of your institution’s critical audit areas and develop a mutually agreed-upon timeline and audit plan to ensure that your needs are met.


Our not-for-profit tax advisers have in depth knowledge of colleges and universities with complex tax issues ranging from state and local tax filing requirements, financial aid, UBIT, planned giving and fundraising, just to name a few. By reviewing your tax returns, we help your institution comply with all current rules and regulations.

Advisory services

Colleges and universities today face many challenges—succeeding in the face of changing economic circumstances, capitalizing on technological advances, and improving operations—among many others. Our advisory services practice includes professionals with strategy, performance, risk management, governance, technology, and operational expertise dedicated to helping our higher education clients perform more effectively, enhance revenues, reduce costs, develop strategies and gauge progress against plan and make informed business decisions. Coordinated teamwork delivers efficiency. When our assurance and tax departments team together, they create synergies that bring fluidity to an engagement process. We know that resourceful collaboration comes from exercising superior communication.