Nick is a member of BKD National Not-for-Profit Group, BKD National Governmental Group and BKD National Higher Education Group. He manages audit engagements and has more than 30 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to private colleges, schools, churches, social service agencies and other not-for-profit organizations.
Nick has experience with endowments, major gifts, annual funds, accounting operations, accreditation, governance and strategic not-for-profit management. Prior to joining BKD, he was with a national niche firm providing audit and advisory services to private colleges and other not-for-profits nationwide. Before that, he worked for a large West Coast private university and was responsible for developing and implementing internal accounting procedures for the planned giving program, tax administration for charitable trusts and external reporting for federal student financial aid programs.
His industry experience includes serving as a chair of the Taylor University Audit and Business Affairs Committees. In addition, during his six-year term with The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), he chaired the Financial Exigency Committee.
Nick is a noted speaker at national and regional industry conferences and has authored articles, seminars and publications for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges, ABHE, Christian College Consortium and Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Nick is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Indiana CPA Society and National Association of College and University Business Officers.
He is a 1979 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. degree in business with an accounting concentration.