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Federal funding grants accounting & single audits for higher education

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
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If your higher education institution depends on grants to fund your mission and growth, properly accounting for those grants should be a top priority. Doing so is critical for effective management of grant funds and fulfillment of current grant compliance and reporting requirements.
Higher ed finance leaders in a conference room discussing grant consulting and single audits.Grant accounting isn’t just critical to the effective management of grant funds — it’s the catalyst for the overall federal compliance environment impacting higher education institutions. Whether you’re new to grants management or have years of experience, we welcome you to join us for an update on federal grants compliance and accounting requirements. In this session, we’ll discuss current and upcoming changes to federal guidelines and rules, best practices for higher education institutions, and an overview of how grants accounting works with external and internal auditors. Regardless of which federal agency provides funding to your institution, you’ll receive important insight you can use to prepare for compliance.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify federal funding.
  • Explain how grants accounting works through initial grant setup, monitoring, and closeout.
  • Describe changes to the federal compliance environment within higher education.
  • Describe the impact of grants accounting on single audits and other monitoring audits.


  • Christine Khanfar, manager, Plante Moran
  • Evonne Pedawi, executive director, contract and grant administration, Michigan State University


  • Vicki VanDenBerg, partner, Plante Moran 

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