Marcus Harwood, CPA, MSPA

Industry Partner Leader - Education

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Experience Highlights

As co-leader of our Educational Institutions Group and a partner in our Healthcare Services Group, Marcus has extensive experience in serving a wide range of industries, with a specific focus on education, healthcare, insurance and foundations. Working with colleges, universities, independent schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, Marcus interacts with business managers, audit committees, and boards of trustees and is responsible for audit planning, fieldwork and supervising staff.

In addition to overseeing audit engagements, Marcus performs acquisition-related due diligence procedures. He is also a frequent speaker on topics of interest to colleges and universities and has most recently made presentations on the topics of corporate governance, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation on non-profit organizations.

Marcus is a member of blum’s Process and Controls Consulting Group, where he provides services such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate compliance and assessment of business risks. Marcus previously worked as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Professional Education
  • Middlebury College - Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Economics
  • University of Hartford - Master of Science in Professional Accounting
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants - Investment Committee and Audit Committee
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association
  • Watkinson School - Finance Committee
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools in New England
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • World Affairs Council of Connecticut - Past Board of Directors and Treasurer

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