Case | Sabatini - Innovative. Dynamic. Accounting.

470 Streets Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
P: 412-881-4411
F: 412-881-4421

If you’ve read about our governmental services, you’re likely aware of our distinguished reputation for serving schools. The professionals at Case | Sabatini stand ready to assist you, wherever your school is located, from our two offices headquartered in Pittsburgh. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have regarding our expertise serving post-secondary schools.


Typical Engagements for Our School Clients:

  • Title IV Compliance Audits and Consulting
  • Financial Statement and OMB A-133 Audits
  • Acquisition Due Diligence for Buyers and Sellers
  • Opening Balance Sheet Audits
  • 90/10 Rate Analysis and Consultation
  • DOE Composite Ratio Analysis and Consultation
  • DOE Program Review Responses
  • Outsourced Internal Audit Services
  • Close-Out Audits
  • Change of Ownership & Business Succession Consultation
  • Tax Planning and Preparation – Nonprofits, C Corps, S Corps, LLCs, and Partnerships
  • Wealth Management, Estate Planning, and Personal Investment Management
  • 401(k) Audits

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About David J. Mesko, CPA
Director of the Career Colleges Group

An honors graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Dave has performed several hundred audit, acquisition, due diligence, and Title IV consulting engagements for proprietary and non-profit schools across the country. Dave has been asked to present technical seminars at several CECU, AACS and state-society conferences on subjects as diverse as DOE Composite Ratios, 90/10 Regulations, Common Title IV Compliance Audit Findings, and the DOE Audit Guide.  Dave’s 30 years as a financial professional include several years of Big 4 audit experience, and a decade of serving in mid-sized privately owned and publicly traded companies in positions such as Budget Director, Corporate Controller, Director of SEC Reporting, and Chief Accounting Officer.

Due to our diverse professional backgrounds, the Career College Professionals of Case | Sabatini are sensitive to the varying dynamics that exist in individual, family-owned schools and in large corporate school groups.  Case | Sabatini is well-acquainted with the intricacies of auditing schools with varying Title IV disbursement characteristics, whether they disburse by credit hour, clock hour or in modules, and in credential levels, which run the gamut from certificate to doctoral degree.

2019 Conference Schedule

Case | Sabatini is now offering Bookkeeping services for your Career School, introducing QuickBooks FixBooks for Career Schools! This service is not available for Case | Sabatini audit clients.

  • Quarterly and 9th-month Accounting Review to help you plan to meet the DOE Composite Ratio Requirements and the 90/10 test
  • Clean Up and Reconcilement of your QuickBooks postings to your bank statement activity
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements
  • Monthly or Quarterly Reconcilement of your Student Ledger software to your QuickBooks General Ledger
  • Monthly or Quarterly Bank Reconcilement
  • Assistance in preparing for your annual audit
  • Depreciation Schedules
  • Preparation of School Payroll Tax Returns and Reconcilement of Payroll reports to your General Ledger
  • Preparation of Accrual Basis QuickBooks Financial Statements annually (9th month)

Case | Sabatini is a proud member of the following Career College organizations:


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MBEs and WBEs:  Case | Sabatini maintains professional relationships with numerous Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs).

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