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Independent Schools Specialization

Financial Knowledge is Power.

Let YPTC be your trusted financial partner as the independent school sector grows in complexity.

We Know The Curriculum.

While many schools cherish their on-campus culture and may not outsource the entire accounting team, there is often a need for specialized assistance. Many institutions face staffing challenges, enrollment and attrition challenges and hurdles with endowment returns.

Whether it’s an interim CFO/Controller role, audit preparation, financial reporting and dashboards or process optimizations, we can fill the gaps.

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Break into Spring Compensation Planning

For those in the independent school sector, you know spring has sprung when it’s time to focus on payroll accruals and setting compensation for the coming school year.  Read on for our recommendations.

Take a Sabbatical From Worry


Our offerings encompass customized ongoing or interim accounting and Controller/CFO solutions, as well as specialized services, including:


Staff Training


Internal Controls




Technology and Systems

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Meet Sherri!

Sherri Melamut, CPA, MBA has over 20 years of leadership experience in independent schools. In addition, Sherri received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Business Leadership in Independent Schools from Johns Hopkins University. Sherri is a recipient of the Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award, awarded by the National Business Officers Association. She is passionate about independent schools and is committed to helping their financial leaders build strong and efficient finance departments in support of their educational missions.

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