When your university’s research makes news, you definitely don’t want it to be for fraud or misconduct….
If you’re like most research and commercialization professionals, when you see high-profile articles and TV coverage of fraud and misconduct associated with a university’s research program, it’s enough to make you cringe. The negative publicity and fallout can be devastating in its impact on funding, recruitment, and the school’s reputation.
Those cases also bring a more intense level of scrutiny to all research institutions receiving federal funds, and that’s on top of ever-increasing regulatory and internal compliance concerns. For most institutions, stricter policies and procedures must be formulated to protect your university, its funding, and reputation.
That’s why we’ve asked two research compliance experts to consult with you in this important webinar:
Discovering, Reporting and Managing Fiscal Misconduct in University Research
It’s vital that you continue to evaluate your processes and controls to prevent misuse or misconduct and comply with increased regulation, as well as understand the nature of more sophisticated fraud schemes you could encounter.
This webinar will detail recent, high-profile cases of fiscal misconduct involving university research grants while also providing guidance on techniques to discover, manage, and prevent such actions at your institution.
Our compliance experts from national accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly will:
- Provide an overview of relevant laws and regulations
- Detail recent examples of financial fraud involving research grants
- Describe common and not-so-common fraud schemes and red flags
- Outline programs and strategies to prevent or detect fraudulent activities
Meet your expert faculty
Kimberly Ginn is a partner Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and is a leader of the firm’s higher education and research institutions industry practice. She has more than fifteen years of experience assisting organizations with enhancements to their business processes, reducing costs, designing robust and compliant infrastructures, and navigating myriad federal regulations that affect higher education and research institutions and government contractors. She has been a frequent presenter at conferences for the Association of College and University Auditors, the National Council or University Research Administrators, and the Society of Research Administrators, presenting on topics such as grants and contracts administration/management, the federal audit environment, and practical approaches to compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Kimberly worked as an internal auditor for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General conducting contract, procurement, and environmental audits.
David Clark is a senior manager with Baker Tilly, a national accounting and advisory firm. David serves in the firm’s Higher Education and Research Institutions practice, providing internal audit, risk advisory, and consulting services to colleges, universities, academic medical centers, and non-profit research organizations. He specializes in assisting clients on projects related to financial and operational risk management, regulatory compliance, research operations, fraud investigation, and organizational governance. David has presented on topics related to internal audit and grants and contracts compliance for the Association of College and University Auditors, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Society or Research Administrators International, and the National Council of University Research Administrators. David is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.