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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 twitter: @grantaudits .

Our Affiliations

ARMA

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.

RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS

NCURA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – WASHINGTON D.C – AUG-17

The NCURA Annual Conference is the main event for Research Administrators handling US Federal Funding. Now in its 59th year, this meeting brought together over 2,000 research administrators from across the globe. LEES attended to learn about key current issues for UK organisations in receipt of US Federal Funds, and to gain clarity on some of the complex issues emerging as a result of the  Uniform Guidance applicable to US Federal Awards. We produced a summary of issues relevant to UK Research Organisations, which is available on request.

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ARMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – LIVERPOOL – JUN-17

The Association of Research Managers and Administrators‘ annual conference is a key event for anyone working within the field of Research Management. The annual conference is built around members sharing best practice and discussing current issues on topics across the field of Research Management, from pre-award to post-award. LEES attended with a promotional stand to network with delegates andco-chaired a session on audit and compliance as part of ARMA’s Special Interest Group in this field. Resources are available for ARMA members.

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DEMYSTIFYING HORIZON 2020 AUDITS – CAMBRIDGE – MAY-17

LEES gave three training sessions to administrators, researchers and investigators involved in Horizon 2020 projects, with the overall aim of enabling participants to prepare for financial audits. The sessions included specific details of the evidence required at audit and a focus on specific audit procedures that may cause sticking points compared to the previous programme, FP7.

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US-SWISS GRANTS DAY – EPFL- LAUSANNE – FEB-17

Jonny and Ellenpresented two workshops on financial issues in US Federal Funding and how to prepare for a US Single Audit at the US-Swiss grants info day, hosted by EPFL. The presentations formed part of a wider programme events aimed at educating researchers and administrators about the opportunities available with US Federal Funds.

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