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December 29, 2022

Higher Education

Fiscal Responsibility for the Future

From tuition and endowments, to federal research grants and major land holdings, our team has a deep understanding of higher education’s distinctive and varied income and assets. Your position as an institution creates unique tax situations which may open up tax exposures that place you at risk. Our professionals can create awareness around these and protect you from overexposure.

Clark Nuber also helps you meet the high standards expected of your institution, while establishing financial systems and oversight to support your strategic goals. Whatever your size and scale—operating across national borders, partnering with private corporations, operating major sports teams—we’ll navigate you through the complex regulatory and tax issues you exist in to make the most of your resources.

We stay informed about the issues affecting you and are members of key professional associations, including National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Western Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (WACUBO), and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Government Audit Quality Center.

Specialized Services for You

Our professionals can advise you in specialized areas such as:

  • Tax exposure review
  • Financial statement audits
  • Single Audits
  • Employee benefit and pension plan audits
  • Form 990 tax returns
  • State and local tax consulting
  • Endowments and alternative investment consulting
  • Accounting and disclosure for bonds and interest rate swaps
  • Audits of student financial aid, R&D, and other federal programs
  • Research and development grants
  • Indirect cost proposals
  • Internal control studies
  • Forensic accounting and fraud investigations
  • Cost segregation studies


Bill Ryberg

“Tacoma Community College selected Clark Nuber for our audit through a competitive bidding process.  We are very pleased with the work Clark Nuber did, and found their people to be very professional with excellent knowledge.  Working with Clark Nuber was a positive experience for TCC.”

Bill Ryberg
Vice President for College Advancement, Tacoma Community College

Connect with Us

Candi Avery

This home-grown gal has spent her entire career at Clark Nuber and enjoyed every minute of it, working with "the most talented and knowledgeable not-for-profit accounting and tax experts in the Pacific Northwest."

CPA, CFE, CGMA | Shareholder

Jennifer Becker Harris

Foundations and not-for-profits might be exempt from taxation, but they’re not exempt from complexity: anything but.

CPA, MST | Shareholder

Andrew Prather

He considered both art and architecture as majors in college, but for reasons unknown to him still, Andrew ended up in accounting.

CPA | Shareholder

Sara Elizabeth Jones

Back in the mists of time, Sara Elizabeth served as managing director of a small opera company, which makes even the most arduous tax return seem like a piece of cake.

CPA | Shareholder

Mitch Hansen

He was named after a comic character in MAD Magazine. He’s a hockey fanatic and a member of four MINI Cooper Clubs. He and the family also enjoy sea kayaking.

CPA, CMA, CFE, CIA | Shareholder

Grant Shaver

If you ever receive an email from Grant saying he’s “out of the office,” he really means it! An avid mountaineer, rock climber, biker, canoer, skier, and more, Grant loves moving around the great outdoors whichever way he can.

CPA | Principal