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FRA

FRA

Financial Research Administration

 

The Financial Research Administration Workshop is a four day intermediate level professional development opportunity that focuses primarily on the financial 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. The workshop presents the financial issues of sponsored programs management using lifecycle of an award approach, and discusses the impact of the financial issues at each stage of award management.

 

Who Should Attend? Financial Research Administration affects a project from proposal development to project closeout, whether you are a research administrator in a department, a post-award office, a combined sponsored programs office that supports pre- and post-award functions, or a pre-award office that wants to understand how their functions support the post-award functions, this program will help you, your institution, and your faculty. Attendees are encouraged to have at least one year of sponsored projects administration experience.

Objectives

  • 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
  • Recognize the interrelationship between federal regulations and the management of non-federal awards
  • Understand the basics of internal controls and risk assessment
  • Articulate the concepts of allocability, necessity, reasonableness, and allowability
  • Recognize the various roles and responsibilities of principal investigators, departmental research administrators and central office research administrators
  • 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
  • Understand the mechanics of facilities and administrative cost recovery and service centers as they relate to sponsored agreements
  • Perform required subrecipient monitoring for federally sponsored awards
  • Take away “lessons learned” from Federal audits to help your institutions manage the high risk financial issues in award management
  • Be aware of advanced and emerging topics such as international issues, recent audits and changes in the regulatory environment
  • Network with research administration personnel

Program Information

Program Level: Intermediate
Advance Preparation: In order to fully benefit from the workshop, participants are highly encouraged to review their organization’s policies, procedures and guidelines that apply to the administration of sponsored projects, and disclosure statement (DS-2). Attendees should be familiar with 2-CFR 200 (Subpart E-Cost Principles and Subpart F-Audit Requirements).
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge - Technical
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
CEUs/CPEs: See here

Schedule:
1:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern each day VIRTUAL
*There will be breaks throughout the presentation*

 

Upcoming FRA Workshops

Live, Virtual
May 11 - 14, 2021

The next FRA Workshop will be held virtually, May 11 - 14, 2021. As this is an interactive workshop, registrants will need a computer (laptop/tablet) with dial-in information available if sound becomes an issue. Webcams are encouraged, but not required, as part of the interaction.

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2021 FRA Workshop Faculty

 

Anne Albinak

Director of Research Administration Operations, Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Erin Bailey

Chief Financial Officer, Clinical and Translational Research Institute
University at Buffalo

Jeremy Forsberg

Assistant Vice President of Research
The University of Texas at Arlington

 

Kay Gilstrap

Assistant Director, Business Operations, Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine
Georgia State University

Lisa Mosley

Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Yale University

Debra Murray

Assistant Director Compliance, Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance
University of Maryland College Park

 

David Schultz

Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Susan Zipkin

Director, Post Award
University of New Hampshire

  • All three presenter rocked! Their combined knowledge was priceless and their personalities hands down made this one of the top three conferences I've ever attended in my career as a CPA for 15 years!

    Courtney NevillOur Lady of the Lake University

  • This has been far and away the best workshop I have attended for any topic. The research administration portion of my job interests me the most, and I really appreciate the breadth of knowledge that the presenters brought to the conference.

    Jason CottamDoane University

  • All three presenters were knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. It's incredible how quickly they can establish a feeling of mentorship with the participants.

    Justin HullIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne