Charter School Accounting and Audits

Charter Schools

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With a staff of 60 professionals dedicated specifically to education, we’re trusted by more than 100 school districts across Michigan. Because of our dedication to quality, we have a 100% success rate at meeting state and federal filing requirements — making us one of the most trusted and experienced education consulting firms in the business.

I’m very satisfied with Maner Costerisan’s services. They are proactive on setting up service and dates. They are helpful throughout the year, not just while conducting our yearly audit.

Beth Perry, Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan

I am very satisfied with the service. I don’t have to reach out that often but when I do it’s good to know that someone will get back with me in a timely manner.

Lori Mason, Pontiac Academy for Excellence

Accounting & Outsourced Support

From strategic planning and cash flow projections to weekly bookkeeping and payroll services, we build a team and a plan based on each school’s unique needs. We fill in gaps to take the burden off internal resources. Whether your school’s needs are short- or long-term support, our experts can help.

GASB 87 & 96: What You Need to Know Webinar

Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m.

GASB 87 and GASB 96 signify a fundamental shift in lease accounting for schools. The changes represent leases and subscriptions as assets in financial statements, closely matching their definitions. Therefore, each lease and subscription arrangement entered by a school district will need to be examined before implementing the standards. Join Jeff Straus, CPA, Principal, and Kasey Roth, CPA, as they discuss the specifics of how these GASBs will impact your school.


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Education Expertise In Action

Today, schools need more than accounting professionals — they need education experts. We never stop learning: working with the Michigan Department of Education, reviewing the latest compliance changes and federal funding programs. Sharing our expertise with school leaders and associations across the state and, most important, getting to know you. Our senior-level experts understand your unique needs inside and out — enabling a personalized and proactive relationship that helps keep your school compliant, so you can focus on what matters most: educating the next generation.


Financial Processes Review/Audit

Accounting & Outsourced Solutions

KPIs, Dashboards, & Reporting

Financial Software/Integrations

Our Services

Audit Preparation

Every school wants the same thing from an audit: no surprises. Our experienced team knows the latest regulations in and out, we have an eye for details that matter most, and keep an open line of  communication every step of the way. More informed, proactive audit preparation means less stress for you.

Audit and Single Audit

With more than a decade of on-time education audit completions, Maner Costerisan is a proven partner for over 100 traditional and charter schools across Michigan. Our experts are here to simplify the process and ensure your school receives a quality audit that’s accurate and timely. This ensures fewer costly, time-consuming issues, so you can focus more resources on your school and students. And when federal fund expenditures require a Single Audit, our experts conduct a detailed review of financial statements to help ensure federal government dollars are managed properly..

Business Accounting Software

Upgrading your financial software is the quick, easy way to streamline your processes and enhance your performance. It saves your school time, money and stress by avoiding the duplicative work that comes with manual processes, while ensuring your data is accurate and impactful. Plus, our experts help you get the most from the upgrade by customizing software around your unique needs.

Customized Financial Reporting and KPIs

Accounting support isn’t only about filling gaps today, it can help you see what’s needed to make your school even more successful going forward. Our team takes care of the legwork, developing balance sheets and cash flow statements to get a clear picture of your assets and liabilities. Then do more with your data, our experts create customize dashboards that highlight KPIs and uncover key opportunities. This empowers administrators and board members to turn financial metrics into actionable insights — for more informed, more impactful decisions.

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