School Districts
Since 2004, we have provided financial services to districts of 120 students to 80,000 students. From closing the books, building the budget, planning for facilities and growth, negotiating contracts, reviewing charter school petitions, providing charter oversight duties, training staff and presenting to the school board, we have been available to dozens of districts when they needed us.
Community College Districts
The firm has assisted community college districts by filling interim Vice President and Director positions, working on complicated redevelopment analyses, preparing cash flow projections, closing the books and preparing GASB 35 closing entries, and working with the management team in leading a college district out of sanctions and to fiscal health.
County Offices of Education
Ryland Strategic Business Consulting has filled interim positions in districts at the request of county offices of education, has provided complex financial analyses of debt policies and practices, has served as fiscal expert and fiscal advisor to districts in distress, has served as the interim chief business official for county offices of education, and has provided training to districts and COE staff.
Law Firms
We have been engaged by law firms to provide training, research and investigations in various business and finance disciplines, including redevelopment, charter school finance, fraud examinations, and understanding financial statement disclosures.
Other Agencies
From fire districts, water agencies, counties and Regional JPAs, Ryland Strategic Business Consulting has provided interim CFO services, built budgets, year end closing of the books, prepared facilities and other planning documents, and made numerous board presentations.
"Ryland Strategic Business Consulting is an outstanding company! During a challenging time for our school, Cyndy Spano, a consultant with Ryland Strategic Business Consulting, was able to provide financial expertise and oversight. She was very responsive, able to quickly identify the needs of our school, and just as importantly, understand the culture of our school. Additionally, Ms. Spano provided needed advice as to practices and procedures that we have since implemented and have proven to be invaluable. Her work will have a lasting impact!"
Kim Thomason
Superintendent, South Coast ROP