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Internal Controls: What They Are and How to Ensure Compliance
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Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

There are two reasons every federal grantee and sub-grantee must rethink their internal controls in 2018.

  1. The Uniform Grants Guidance makes it clear that internal controls are critical to minimize the risk of fraud, waste and abuse in federal programs.
  2. In addition to being safeguards, internal controls can improve program your performance—a major focus of the UGG.

But exactly how do internal controls protect compliance? How good are your own existing controls?  Here’s how to find out before they put you at risk for noncompliance and nonperformance.

Register now for Internal Controls: What They Are and How to Ensure Compliance

In this practical webinar, Brustein & Manasevit’s Steven Spillan explains the internal control requirements that exist under the UGG. Then, step by step, he shows you how to detect and correct weaknesses in your own system of controls to help ensure compliance.

Using internal controls to drive performance. You’ll learn the key components of strong internal controls. You’ll also explore examples of the internal controls federal agencies recommend to protect the integrity of programs against fraud, waste and abuse. The Q&A portion of the webinar also gives you the chance to ask your specific questions.

Reserve your space now to strengthen your compliance and controls, including:

  • A clear understanding of what internal controls are and how they’re used
  • Key components of internal controls
  • Internal control requirements under the UGG
  • A review of how real-world internal controls address specific compliance weaknesses
  • An overview of the 2017 OMB Circular Compliance Supplement, Part 6 and the “Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government,” issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (Green Book) related to internal controls.
  • And more!

What a fast, smart way to assess your own system of internal controls and use those controls even more effectively to drive performance.

This webinar is of value to all federal-grant recipients, new federal agency program managers, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grants administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Grant accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors

Remember, strong internal controls not only help you pass audits, they also help you minimize fraud, waste and abuse to deliver the performance expected of all federal grantees and sub-grantees in the new UGG era.

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YOUR EXPERT(S):

Steven Spillan

Steven Spillan joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in October 2005. Mr. Spillan assists clients with federal grants management under various federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Higher Education Act, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Mr. Spillan also works with clients on the requirements contained in the Uniform Grant Guidance and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Mr. Spillan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in 2005 and received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in May 2011. Mr. Spillan is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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