KPM knows educational institutions must hire a quality service provider to help such entities remain transparent and efficiently operate amid ever-evolving rules and regulations so they may empower lifelong learners. Our firm includes a specialized team of advisors and certified public accountants who work with K-12 schools and higher education institutions. We currently serve more than 70 school districts, charter schools, postsecondary educational institutions, and various trade and technical entities. Our team has been consulted by the finance section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on various matters throughout our years of performing school audits. In addition, our higher education advisors have extensive experience with postsecondary educational institutions and the intricacies of Student Financial Aid (Title IV Funds).
KPM was proud to exhibit at recent education conferences in Missouri, including those for the Missouri School Boards’ Association, Missouri Community College Association, and Association of School Administrators & Missouri School Public Relations Association! We enjoyed meeting and catching up with school district and college administrators and officials from across the state. Watch these conference interviews to hear what our clients, association officials, and KPM accountants had to say about current industry issues and conference takeaways.
"KPM’s knowledge base and expertise in auditing community college financials is unmatched. It would be difficult to find another CPA firm in Missouri who could compare."
"I recommend KPM because their audit team is easy to work with; they provide great feedback and quick responses."
"We continue to choose KPM to serve us because of our trust in their service and the reliability and helpfulness of their accountants."
"I enjoy working with KPM because of their expertise with higher education institutions. Overall, we can expect highly knowledgeable professionals who provide a thorough and efficient audit process to keep our institution in compliance."
"KPM has always provided our higher education institution with quality service, in addition to keeping our board well informed of our current financial condition."
"We have a great working relationship with KPM, and they have an excellent understanding of our accounting system. We appreciate their continuity of staff that conducts our annual audit."
"KPM’s educational auditors are highly professional, knowledgeable, and willing to provide us with assistance throughout the year. I choose KPM because I trust the experience and expertise continually provided by our accountant."
"KPM is very professional and has an unmatched depth of expertise in school district finance. They are more than willing to help you work through questions to help you remain compliant with evolving regulations."
"KPM performs our annual audit, but they are about client service and help us throughout the year. I can call or email them anytime with questions because I know they want to help us succeed."
"KPM is a highly valuable resource available to provide services beyond the annual audit. In the past, KPM was consulted to present to our employees on why the District’s business office had established practices and procedures so we could be accountable to our community and remain transparent. The feedback I received after this meeting was incredible. It was one of the best professional development/learning opportunities we’ve ever had."
"KPM’s accountants are experts in their field. You can trust in their expertise."
"An audit is a very stressful thing to go through. KPM’s staff exhibit the highest level of professionalism, while also being very personable. They are experts in their field who will listen to our concerns, and are so helpful in assisting us establish sound business practices."
"I recommend KPM because I have found them to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and responsive."
"KPM’s accountants are always professional, approachable, and responsive to our needs. They are very easy to work with and always willing to answer questions and provide feedback in a timely manner."
"State Fair Community College has several unique situations and KPM’s accountants have always been willing to discuss the best way in which to present these on our financial statements. They remain abreast of the latest accounting developments and regulations in our industry, and that knowledge is invaluable."