Financial Research Compliance

Workshop Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The MP4 will be available for you to download and post on your institution’s internal training site on August 22, 2018.

This half-day workshop is a professional development opportunity that focuses primarily on the financial regulatory compliance aspects of Research Administration. This workshop provides an in-depth look at financial compliance issues through a combination of lecture, case studies, review of Federal audit reports, and a discussion of best practices.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Participants should have an introductory knowledge of sponsored finance and associated terminology.


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  • Participants will be able to apply the principles of the federal Uniform Guidance that govern Federally sponsored agreements to work at their home institutions, including costing at the Pre-Award and Post-Award stage.
  • Participants will be able to recognize the interrelationship between federal regulations and the management of non-federal awards.
  • Participants will understand internal controls and risk assessment.
  • Participants will be able to articulate the concepts of allocability, necessity, reasonableness, and allowability.
  • Participants will be able to recognize the various roles and responsibilities of Principal Investigators, Departmental Research Administrators and Central Office Research Administrators.
  • Participants will understand the key financial issues in award management, including budgeting, expenditures cost sharing, cost transfers, documentation of personnel expense, cash management, financial reporting and closeout.
  • Participants will be able to perform required subrecipient monitoring for federally sponsored awards.
  • Participants will take away "lessons learned" from federal audits to help your institutions manage the high risk financial issues in award management.

Roseann Luongo

Associate Director, Training and Compliance

Harvard University

Jeffrey Silber

Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services

Cornell University

Participants receive 3.25 hours of continuing education credits = .3 CEU's.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the video workshop.

The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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