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THE 2021 COMPLIANCE SUPPLEMENT: BEST PRACTICES FOR INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FEDERAL GRANTS

Webinar • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

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Federal grantees know that the Compliance Supplement is a required resource for auditors. But did you know it’s also a must-have tool for grantees themselves?

For example, the 2021 guidance reveals new requirements and common audit findings across the 12 Compliance Areas. It can help you prepare your SEFA. And it shows you on internal controls auditors value—plus how to use them to keep procurement and subrecipient monitoring compliant.

In this upcoming webinar, accounting and audit experts show you how to turn this “auditor’s tool” into your own best practices.

Register now for The 2021 Compliance Supplement: Best Practices for Internal Control Over Federal Grants.

In this 90-minute webinar, Aronson’s Mark Robins and Carol Barnard highlight changes to the 2021 Compliance Supplement and best practices for everything from preparing your SEFA to new requirements in the 12 Areas of Compliance.

A practical blueprint for internal controls. With a focus on procurement and subrecipient monitoring, you’ll explore where common findings arise and what internal controls can help troubleshoot your own audit. Plus, you can ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for best practices that help you comply with the latest federal grant regulations, including:

  • How to put together your Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA)
  • Responsibilities involving subrecipients
  • When you may increase your micropurchase threshold
  • New best practices in internal controls
  • Insights into what auditors will look for
  • How to strengthen your procurement policy
  • And more

You will come away from this webinar ready to align your internal controls practices that can dramatically improve your internal controls and reduce your risk of audit findings.

Register now for The 2021 Compliance Supplement: Best Practices for Internal Control Over Federal Grants.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to all grants professionals. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant Program Managers
  • Grant Administrators
  • Financial Managers
  • Grants Specialists

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Mark Robins

Mark Robins, CPA is a partner in Aronson’s Nonprofit & Association Services Group. Mark has over 10 years of experience in public accounting and works exclusively with nonprofit organizations. His expertise includes financial reporting, auditing, and compliance. He has an extraordinary depth of technical knowledge in areas including revenue recognition, fair value concepts, related entities, and federal compliance.

As an avid reader of technical accounting literature, Mark has a passion for the accounting profession and teaching others. He has led multiple internal and external trainings and has presented in multiple firm and third party sponsored webinars.

Mark serves on the board of Cornerstone Montgomery, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people living with mental health and substance use disorders to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community.
 

Carol Barnard

Carol Barnard, CPA, CFE, MBA, is a director in Aronson’s Nonprofit & Association Services Group. With more than 15 years of public accounting experience, Carol has focused her career exclusively on nonprofit audit and accounting issues, including federal funding and related Single Audit requirements, compliance issues, and the changes brought about by Uniform Guidance.

As an active thought leader within the nonprofit industry, Carol continuously shares her expertise through nationally broadcasted webinars, internal training sessions, and other speaking opportunities. She has led various webinars on topics such as “The Updated Basics of Federal Grant Compliance,” “Allocating Direct and Indirect Costs for Nonprofits,” and “Nonprofit Compliance: Winning Strategies for a Successful Audit.” Additionally, she has co-presented a breakout session at the Greater Washington Society of CPAs 2017 Annual Nonprofit Symposium entitled “Fraud Considerations in Nonprofit Organizations.” Carol is also the editor of Aronson’s nonprofit blogs.

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