An Auditor’s Guide to Research Administration

2020 Auditing Workshop Dates:
January 27-29, 2020 ~ Savannah, GA

The audit process for sponsored research programs can present many challenges. In this workshop you will learn the intricacies of a sponsored programs audit, an in depth exploration of compliance requirements, sharing of best practices, and reviewing internal controls that will highly reduce risks on sponsored programs. The Auditors workshop will also provide insight on targeted audit trends, allow strategic assessment of internal controls, risk tolerance and the advantageous partnership with internal auditing teams in preparation for external auditors.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Compile the key aspects financial research administration and Subpart E of the Uniform Guidance and express their understanding into the planning procedures for their audit.

Translate the nuance of sponsored project management and compliance requirements into their testing procedures.

Identify the roles and responsibilities of an auditor, types of audits, and internal vs. external audits.

Perform effective audit meetings, scheduling, interviews, and data analysis.

Determine potential audit findings based on realistic audit situations as well as translating these findings into clearly written findings in the report.