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Subrecipient Monitoring - From Onsite to Online

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Date(s): Dec 03, 2020
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Registration Fee: $129.00
Cancellation Date: Nov 26, 2020
Location: Online

Course Description

With ever shrinking budgets, grant auditors are looking for ways to meet monitoring requirements without breaking the bank. In this class we will explore how Pass Throughs can transition monitoring from Onsite to Online. In this class we will discuss strategies to move subrecipient monitoring from onsite to online. Explore which portions of the audit are right for online and what really needs to be done onsite.

Potential CPE Credits: 2.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 2.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 2.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: INTERMEDIATE
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:


·         Explore work programs and break them into standalone tasks

·         Identify areas of the audit that can be moved online

·         Identify areas of the audit that must remain onsite

·         Explore strategies to move work programs from onsite to online


Basic understanding of Subrecipient Monitoring.

Government Hours: 4.23(h)


Mara Ash

Mara Ash, CIA, CGAP, CGFM, CMRA; Senior Partner and CEO, has over 25 years of operational and audit experience in the government and private sectors, would be ultimately responsible for the execution of this contract, all work, reports and quality of services rendered. Her career includes senior finance and consulting positions serving government agencies at all levels of government – federal, state, and local. Her unique experience with both public and private sectors brings a wealth of knowledge and innovation which enables BFS to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions. Her expertise covers the crucial elements of business and financial operations that create strategic alignments, enhance transparency, cultivate sustainable growth, and ensure compliance.

She is a federal compliance and grants expert, with in-depth experience building programs and processes that align agency objectives with regulatory requirements. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), where she has held various leadership positions. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors Public Sector Audit Committee. Mara believes in success built on efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency. Her goal is to help organizations improve service delivery, ensure compliance, enhance transparency, and reduce costs.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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