Financial and Programmatic Assurance
Financial and Programmatic Assurance involves the evaluation and monitoring of financial data to ensure adherence to OMB Uniform Guidance and other applicable regulations. The specific responsibilities are to:
- Monitor and evaluate the internal control process.
- Write and present training programs to aid in the interpretation and implementation of internal and external policies and regulations.
- Perform after-the-fact monitoring of sponsored project expenditures and report findings.
- Make recommendations to improve policy and procedures.
Research Accounting Services conducts periodic financial and programmatic reviews to ensure compliance with sponsor agreements, applicable governmental regulations such as OMB Uniform Guidance, and University policies and procedures to determine whether the system of internal controls governing sponsored projects is functioning properly; to identify areas for training; and to identify and remove unallowable expenses.
In addition, Research Accounting Services may, at their discretion, make requests for and review documentation pertaining to sponsored project expenses in high risk areas including but not limited to:
- Salaries and wages
- Computers and software
- Office Supplies
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