Yardstick Management is a global strategic management consulting firm that provides consulting, executive coaching, executive search, enrollment solutions and school management services to mission-driven organizations. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, municipalities, higher education institutions, public school districts, charter management organizations, small- to mid-market companies and not-for-profit associations.

Yardstick Management enables schools to do more with their existing resources while planning to secure their financial future.

Intro to Financial Management

Yardstick Management offers unique student recruitment and enrollment services to primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities around the globe. Our proprietary methods have led YSM’s clients to unprecedented enrollment growth. Results include double-digit top line gains that ensure long-term fiscal sustainability.

Services Include

Bookkeeping + Accounting Services:
For many charter schools, managing the day-to-day finance activities – payroll, payables and receivables, budgeting and cash flow projections, preparing financial statements – is a time-consuming process that takes your team away from the activities that allow you to do your primary job: educating children.

Fiscal Management:
Charter school financing is complex and time consuming. Leveraging over a decade of experience building and managing charter school budgets, Yardstick helps our partners to focus on what matters most to them. We ensure that you are prepared for the future.

Virtual CFO:
Our clients often find they need the support and guidance of a controller or CFO, but they don’t need to hire one full-time. Yardstick can manage all or part of your finance function, preparing timely and accurate financial reports and providing critical analysis of your financial data. We prepare you for audits and provide clear fiscal policies and procedures documentation.

With Yardstick as your partner in financial management, your leadership team is in a position to make better business decisions, lower overhead and free up valuable time to focus on other core responsibilities.

Recent Example

Crafting a Finance Policy for a Public School District

Baltimore City Public Schools

Yardstick partnered with BCPS to create a comprehensive finance manual that would establish clear planning, procedures and policies for their fiscal management. BCPS manages a $1.1B annual budget, serving more than 82K students.