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INTERNAL CONTROLS: YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE OF FEDERAL FUNDS

Webinar • Thursday, November 12, 2020 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Recent audit trends reveal that it’s a serious mistake to think internal controls apply only to the financial/business practices of the grant award. You need strong policies, procedures and practices throughout the grant lifecycle.

If you don’t, it’s all too easy for an audit to find that the way you spend federal dollars qualifies as fraud, waste or abuse. That’s when the federal government can use the False Claims Act to recover their money.

What specific controls reduce the chance that unallowable costs will derail your program and cut off from future grant opportunities?

Register now for Internal Controls: Your First Line of Defense Against Waste, Fraud and Abuse of Federal Funds.

In this 90-minute webinar, grants compliance officer Toni DeMaglio explores internal controls grant recipients need to put in place throughout the grant lifecycle to avoid misusing federal dollars—and facing grant recovery via the False Claims Act.

Meet the real-life challenges of “reasonable assurance.” You’ll learn how to identify potential risk of fraud, waste and abuse and implement practical processes to mitigate those risks. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on how creating internal controls to safeguard the way you spend federal money, including:

  • Factors contributing to waste, fraud and abuse
  • How to assess current internal controls across the grant lifecycle
  • Examples of how weak internal controls trigger audit findings
  • How the federal government uses the False Claims Act to recover grant funds
  • How to troubleshoot common grant management internal control problems
  • How to work with senior management to gain support to strengthen internal control procedures to address compliance risks

Invest just 90 minutes with this webinar and come away with full-lifecycle perspective on how to put the right internal control procedures in place to reduce the risks—and consequences—of misusing federal dollars.

Register now for Internal Controls: Your First Line of Defense Against Waste, Fraud and Abuse of Federal Funds.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to any entity that uses federal grant dollars to procure products or services. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Project directors
  • Administrators
  • Senior officials

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Toni Demaglio

Toni DeMaglio is currently responsible for the post-award grant management at Seminole State College of Florida. In this capacity, she provides interpretation of policies and rules to insure the conformance of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and agency/program policies. Her primary responsibility is to keep grants in the state of audit-readiness by providing technical assistance to college personnel in the areas of fiscal integrity as they relate to programmatic activities. She works closely with project directors and financial services to prevent and identify activities and charges that would be unallowable under grant regulations, and if required, recommends corrective action plans. Toni designs College grants management training for grant project directors, administrators and support staff.  She also assures that statutory/administrative requirements and grant conditions have been met during the closeout of each grant.

In her 15 years of post-award management she has served in a grants compliance officer capacity at two institutions. Her pervious grants management experience includes serving as a project director for federal, state, and private grants, under her leadership, grants consistently exceeded their objectives.

Her consultant experience has included being retained as a compliance expert for a US Department of Labor grant; assessing post-award management gaps and recommending processes and procedure improvements; and assessing post-award management needs and designing grants management professional development training. She is often requested to present at national and statewide conferences on compliance and grant management issues; and has served as a peer panel reviewer for seven federal grant award competitions. Toni has chaired the Education Committee for the National Grants Management Association and served as a Director for the National Grants Management Association Board. She served as one of the six subject matter experts who developed the content of the Body of Knowledge for the Specialist Certification in Grants Management.

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