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Grant Audits

Grant Audit Specialists

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Keeping up-to-date

The LEES grant audit team keeps up to date by attending regular CPD events and conferences hosted by funders for their beneficiaries and financial controllers. See how we’ve been getting involved below, and follow us on X (twitter): @grantaudits .

Our Affiliations


The LEES grant audit team are proud to be members of the UK’s Association of Research Managers and Administrators. As a founding member of the Audit and Compliance Special Interest Group, we assist other members with their specific questions around grant audit procedures and eligible costs. At a wider level, we attend ARMA conferences and feed into discussions around the financial administration of Research Grants.


Ellen Thompson Elected as NCURA Region VIII Treasurer – Jan-24

LEES Senior Grant Audit Manager, Ellen Thompson, has been elected Treasurer of NCURA’s International Region. Ellen will serve as treasurer elect before taking up her term as treasurer of NCURA’s dedicated group for Research Administrators from outside the United States.

Ellen is a Chartered Accountant, and an alumni of both the University of Stirling, Scotland, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US. As well as being Treasurer-Elect for NCURA Region VIII, she is also the co-champion of the ARMA Audit & Compliance Special Interest Group.

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NCURA AM65 – Washington DC – Aug 23

LEES attended and presented on mitigating financial risk in a global environment, auditing european awards for US participants, and to keep up-to-date on current issues for foreign recipients of US Federal Funding.

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EARMA – Prague 2023

LEES attended the EARMA conference in Prague 2023, they led a round-table discussion on current issues in grant auditing, and attended to learn post-award developments over the new Horizon Europe programme.

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NCURA FRA 2023 – Las Vegas

LEES attended the NCURA Financial Research Administration Conference in March 2023 in Las Vegas to keep up to date in current financial issues in US Federal Funding, and present on Horizon Europe financial issues for US Participants.

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ARMA 2022 – Newcastle

LEES attended as sponsor and lanyard partner at ARMA 2022 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The conference focussed on the most pressing issues for the sector as it emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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NCURA Annual Meeting 2022

LEES attended NCURA’s 64th Annual Meeting in Washington DC and presented a sessions on the impact of auditing in a pandemic.

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