Target Audiences: Intermediate (3-9 years of experience)
Category: Accounting & Auditing
Sub recipient Non-compliance, Is Your Monitoring Program Strong Enough? - We are all doing more with less these days and it seems monitoring takes a back-seat to other critical grants management tasks. However, it is often overlooked the risk that agencies are taking when not developing a comprehensive monitoring program or completing monitoring reviews late in the grants process. Just because a sub-recipient agency is strong in meeting their program specific goals, does not mean they are properly administering the funds in accordance with requirements. This presentation will provide case study examples from audits from the US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General over two federal programs in Ohio that had significant questioned costs because of sub-recipient non-compliance. How sub-recipient monitoring efforts could have prevented or detected these issues will be discussed, as well as, provide agencies with some ideas on how to strengthen their current monitoring programs.
Stacie is a State Accounting Manager 3 for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM). In her current role, she serves as the lead in Ohio’s Enterprise Grants efforts to include the implementation of an Enterprise Grants Management System and coordinating a grants management community of practice. Stacie previously worked for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Emergency Management Agency as an Administrative Officer over the Administration Division. In her role, she was responsible for Finance and Grants Administration. Other experience includes work as an Assistant Auditor for the Ohio Auditor of State and an Internal Auditor for the Ohio Department of Public Safety. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Ashland University. She is a member of the National Grants Management Association and the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.