Cosmo Saginario is an Audit Services partner in Grant Thornton’s Higher Education and Not-for-Profit practices, and the leader of the Higher Education sector. Based in our Manhattan office, he provides assurance, tax and business advisory services to not-for-profit organizations and higher education from Maine to the mid-Atlantic. He also services governmental organizations. Saginario’s more than 25 years of experience include more than three years as partner in the higher education practice of a Big Four accounting and consulting firm in New York.
Saginario’s engagements have included audits of major public and private universities, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement Nos. 34 and 35, implementations for several large public university systems, oversight of various operational and organizational restructuring studies, and the facilitation of various student services redesign projects.
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Higher education
- Public sector
Professional qualifications and memberships
CPA — Connecticut, New Jersey, New York
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
NYSSCPA Exempt Organizations Committee
National Association of College and University Business Officers
BS, Accounting, St. John’s University
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