Design the Right Budget Approach to Quickly Adapt to Change
What We Do
We’re experts in robust budget model design for higher education, ensuring your budget process aligns with your strategic goals.
The business environment for colleges and universities demands a more forward-looking integrated budgeting model. This model should include planning for labor, grants, capital, and year-end forecasting in a single, coordinated framework.
Our team of higher education consultants will guide you to design, build and implement your institution's new budget model.
We'll evaluate your current state, engage various stakeholders, and define budgeting objectives to align with best practices
This step includes alignment of processes with strategic goals, keeping in mind the impact on all parties and departments
We'll coordinate internal processes to ensure appropriate buy-in and accountability from all stakeholders
How We Help
Build a Better Budget Model
We’ll help you develop a single framework for the annual budgeting process based on a comprehensive view
of your institution’s strategic plans and available resources. This framework identifies, defines, and sequences
the key participants, deliverables, and dependencies in the budget process.
A good financial budgeting model will establish strong connections between the financial plan, annual budget, and year-end forecasts.
We’ll help you evaluate the financial implications of strategic options while the strategic plan is in development and quantify resources
required long-term to support your strategy at an acceptable level of risk.
Featured Higher education insights
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Talk with one of our experts to discuss the right path forward for your organization