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PrimeGlobal US member, Raffa, PC, a Washington, DC based Top 100 firm, was submitting an audit and tax proposal to a smaller university in the Washington, D.C. area.  Raffa knew that it was important to demonstrate higher ed expertise to the potential client and reached out to John Null at Schneider Downs.   Schneider Downs has one of the strongest higher ed practices of any accounting firm in the U.S., of which John serves as the Chair of the Higher Education Industry Group.  John was more than willing to share his resume, high ed client list, references and credentials for the proposal.  By supplementing Raffa’s expertise with Schneider Downs impressive higher ed credentials Raffa won the proposal.   

Kathy Raffa
“These are great wins for us. The PrimeGlobal relationships and responsiveness of these partners is helping us to successfully launch our higher ed concentration within the nonprofit sector.”​ Kathy Raffa President of Raffa,

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Since our inception in 1984, Raffa has believed in using business as a force for good, leveraging our professional expertise with a commitment to being a catalyst for positive systemic community change. From our supply chain and the vendors that we do business with, to the clients we empower and the partners we cultivate, Raffa aims to be intentional in all we do – choosing carefully who we work for and with, seeking to support organizations that contribute to the betterment of society. Today, as a B Corp certified, national Top 100 CPA advisory firm, and the most comprehensive nonprofit solutions provider and most effective social business advisor in the Mid Atlantic Region, Raffa provides a deep bench of expertise and wide array of services and back-office solutions to strengthen every aspect of our clients’ operations. Together with our affiliates, Raffa Financial Services, Inc. and Raffa Wealth Management, we are a family of experienced professionals who provide cost-effective services in areas such as audit, accounting, tax, human resources, technology, benefits, investment, and business processes.  With the passion, the skill and desire to help nonprofits and caring businesses achieve their potential, to help them soar and Do More, our reason for being has never changed.

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Schneider Downs is a top regional accounting and business advisory firm located in the northeastern part of the United States with a significant international reach. For more than 60 years, we have provided professional services to public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, service firms and government entities across the United States and around the world. We have more than 450 employees and 42 shareholders and offer more than 80 services with dedicated teams from five business units: Assurance and Tax Advisors, Business Advisors, Corporate Finance Advisors, Technology Advisors and Wealth Management Advisors. Schneider Downs is also registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), enabling us to audit the financial statements of public companies. Our clients operate globally and across a wide range of industries and we have the capabilities in-house to assist them with international tax, internal audit, tax outsourcing, IFRS, SOC reports, transfer pricing, as well as other audit, tax and business advisory engagements. We've worked with more than 100 companies in more than 40 countries worldwide, and through our active membership in PrimeGlobal, our reach continues to grow.

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