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Top 10 Audit Findings and What To Do

Total Credits: 2 including .5 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical, .5 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical, .5 Management Services - Technical, .5 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Grant Compliance and Management
Karen Norris
Course Levels:
All Levels
2 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



For those working with federally-connected grants, explore common issues in grants management that impact accountability and audit. Raise awareness of Subpart F Audit Requirements in the uniform guidance and the Annual Compliance Supplement from the perspective of the auditor, auditee, and federal agency. Recognize the most frequent audit findings across all federal agencies and all programs nationally. Improve accountability by addressing indicators of fraud, waste, and abuse. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the top 10 audit findings in grants and what to do about them.
  • Develop an understanding of unintentional and intentional acts that cause audit findings.
  • Review strategies to negotiate disputes, including appeals, court, and cooperative audit resolution.

Major Subjects
  • grants
  • grants management
  • grants audit
  • grants accounting
  • federal grants regulations

Course Materials


Karen Norris's Profile

Karen Norris Related seminars and products

Karen Norris is nationally recognized in the grants community as a consultant and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for kanoco - a Karen Norris Company in Gaithersburg, MD. She has experience in grants and contracts for more than 20 years, previously as a grants administrator for educational institutions in the State of Maryland, as an author and managing editor for grants publications at a national publishing house, and currently as a consultant. Norris has served on the Board of Directors of professional associations and editorial advisory boards. She is an invited annual presenter at national conferences and regional training events, including the Grant Professionals Association, National Grants Management Association, Management Concepts, Maryland Governor's Grants Office, and others. Norris advises clients and conducts webinars, virtual classes, eLearning, and onsite grants training. The White House Conference on Aging published her white paper about health grants. Norris has provided testimony to the Maryland General Assembly supporting legislation about the de minimis indirect rate, and has responded to information requests about the grants process from the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management. Norris has served as a federal reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Tue, Aug 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Wed, Oct 06, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Thu, Oct 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Tue, Nov 09, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EST
Mon, Nov 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EST
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EST
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All wanting to learn about the uniform guidance, the annual compliance supplement, and common audit findings related to grants.
Original Recording Date 12/20
Yellow Book no
Course Developer Karen Norris, Principal, Kanoco Consulting
Date Added to Catalog 12/2020

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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