Collegiate Athletics Expertise

Our Collegiate Athletics Services Team has gained a national reputation for industry expertise and high quality service. Yet we understand that sometimes, for reasons beyond your control, you’re not able to hire us for your audit and agreed-upon procedures engagements.

Good news—we can still be of service thanks to our Collegiate Athletics Advisory Packages! These plans keep us “on retainer” to provide you with expert help as you need it. We offer three packages with a range of services, from filing anonymous inquiries on your behalf to up to six hours of advisory meetings with our collegiate athletics CPAs. With athletic department teams spread so thin these days, it’s tough to find time for these tasks. Having us on retainer means we can tackle them for you.

The fact is… you’re our big fish. And while our firm is big enough to provide the experience and bench strength you need, we’re small enough to give you the attentive service you deserve. So choose a package that suits your needs and lets get started.

Collegiate Athletics Advisory Services

Sometimes you just need the advice of an industry expert, or need help with a particular project. And that’s where our advisory services packages come into play.
Check out the following service examples that can be applied to these packages.

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Ticket Office Controls

Data Wrangling

  • Streamline financial reporting with data automation
  • Identify key metrics that are relevant
  • Use data to drive organizational change
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Data Wrangling

Staffing & Recruiting

Put our HR expertise to work for your organization, from recruiting and retention to long-term personal planning

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Squad List Stress Test

Squad List Stress Test

  • Evaluation of compliance system revenue distribution equivalency calculations
  • Assessment of missing grants-in-aid revenue distribution
  • Corrective action plan for error proofing compliance system going forward
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Financial Communications

Financial Communications

  • Develop a financial value proposition for your key stakeholders
  • Identify and link financial and non-financial KPI’s to help tell your financial story
  • Develop a financial narrative for public consumption
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Financial Strategic Planning

Financial Strategic Planning

  • Facilitate a workshop to develop your strategic financial game plan
  • Shift from a short-term to a balanced short and long-term approach
  • Alignment with university’s and athletic department’s overall strategic plan
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Financial Literacy Training

Financial Literacy Training

  • Campus stakeholder training on athletics financial environment
  • Staff training on key athletic department financial information
  • Staff training to identify personal finance red flags, so you can prepare and protect your student-athletes
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À la carte services available. Contact us for a custom quote.

Related Collegiate Athletics Videos

Tune into News & Brews, our monthly series of to-the-point videos discussing the latest in collegiate athletics. Check it out these videos and more!

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Katie Davis

Katie Davis, CPA, LSS Certified


With nearly 20 years of experience, Katie is a partner at James Moore and dedicates a majority of her time serving higher education institutions, collegiate athletic departments, foundations and other university-related organizations. She leads the firm’s Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics industry teams, which serve more than 100 higher education organizations (including 40+ athletic departments) nationwide. She is an active member in CABMA and NACUBO.

Katie’s work in higher education goes beyond traditional accounting services. As a thought leader and valued advisor in the industry, she drives discussions on the issues faced by colleges and universities nationwide. Her passion is in the collegiate athletics niche, and she is nationally recognized as an advocate for the financial voices in the business of college sports. She co-hosts the firm’s News & Brews Sports Biz podcast series and makes regular appearances on other industry broadcast programs and publications. Katie works closely with her clients and enjoys bringing solutions to them that improve their operations and redirect their limited resources to the things that matter most. Certified in Lean Six Sigma, she helps her clients create efficient, thorough and sustainable systems for long-term success.

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Ken Kurdziel

Ken Kurdziel, CPA


Ken has nearly 30 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and consulting services. He also contributes to the firm’s strategic planning and implementation of tactical items and oversees the daily administration of the office.

As a key member of the firm’s Higher Education Services Team and a noted thought leader in the industry, Ken does a great deal of work with university-related entities such as foundations, athletic associations and booster organizations. His efforts drive strategic business development activities and new trends in higher education and university-related nonprofit organizations. His experience with auditing their investments, his understanding of their fundraising processes and his knowledge of agreed-upon procedures and internal controls makes him a valuable resource for our clients in that industry. And as co-host of our firm’s News & Brews Sports Biz podcast, he advocates for the financial voices in collegiate athletics and discusses the latest developments in the business of college sports.

Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the College Athletic Business Management Association, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He is a past president of the FICPA Chapter of North Central Florida. He also generously gives back to the community through his involvement with United Way of North Central Florida (where he previously served as Board Finance Chair).

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Brendan McKitrick

Brendan McKitrick, CPA, CISA


Brendan has over ten years of experience in auditing, agreed-upon procedures and accounting. His clients span a variety of industries, with a particular focus on government entities, collegiate athletic departments and organizations, and universities and their related direct service organizations and foundations. He wears many hats at the firm; in addition to being a key member of our Higher Education and Government Services Teams, he is the point person for the IT/general controls portions of the audits and reviews performed by the practice.

As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Brendan has a deep understanding of the systems that drive financial data. He provides IT assessments, risk assessments, IT general controls, application controls, data extraction and related IT consulting services for his clients. He also stays current on technology, government, and university-related audit standards and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO), the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA), and numerous government-related professional organizations.

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Kevin Warren

Kevin Warren, CPA


Kevin is a certified public accountant licensed in Florida and has over 20 years of auditing and accounting experience. While his work covers a variety of industries, his emphasis has been on nonprofit clients, local governments, university-related entities, and public broadcasting stations and related organizations. He is a key member of the firm’s Higher Education Services Team and Public Broadcasting Services Team. Because these organizations receive federal and state financial assistance, Kevin has extensive knowledge of the OMB Super Circular and other Government Auditing Standards.

Kevin is a member of several professional associations and nonprofit boards, including United Partners for Human Services, Inc. (UPHS) and Strategic Nonprofit Alliance Partnership (SNAP). He addresses accounting-related topics such as cost allocation and fraud to a variety of association groups. He also serves on the board for the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE)—where he is the treasurer—and the Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur FC youth soccer organization.

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