Internal Controls for Research Administrators: What does the Uniform Guidance’s 100-Plus-Times Reference to “Internal Controls” Mean for Your Institution?

NCURA, in Cooperation with our Silver Year Long Contributing Partner Baker Tilly, brings you this must see educational program on Internal Controls.



90 Minutes: What are internal controls and what do they mean to research institutions? There is a vastly increased emphasis on internal controls in the Uniform Guidance, which has led research institutions to reassess their approach for documenting and assessing their sponsored research internal controls.

This webinar will discuss how the Uniform Guidance defines “internal controls," describe the application of the COSO framework as a standard for internal controls, and provide an example of how a research institution is taking a proactive approach in documenting and evaluating its internal controls over sponsored research within the COSO framework.

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Webinar Member Price: $85.00

Webinar Non-Member Price: $105.00

Participants will be able to:

  • Define “internal controls" and understand how internal controls relate to the Uniform Guidance.
  • Understand how to apply the COSO framework to sponsored research.
  • Reference best practices for research institutions in documenting and evaluating internal controls over sponsored research.

Ashley Deihr (Moderator)

Senior Manager, Baker Tilly

Ashley Deihr, CPA, CIA, CFE, Senior Manager at Baker Tilly, is a member of the firm's Higher Education and Research Institutions Practice specializing in assisting institutions with organizing for compliance, managing sponsored research risks and processes, and achieving strategic objectives.

Rocco Cappalla

Project Director, Controller’s Office

Stanford University

Nguyet Sin

Associate Director Post-Award

Stanford University

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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 webinar.

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"The speakers were well-informed and the content of the presentation helped to inform my decision as to how to go about further enhancing our internal controls (which, prior to the presentation, I thought were sufficient)."

"Interesting and informative!  Good examples."