Common Single Audit Findings and How to Avoid Them

Webinar • Thursday, December 7, 2023 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

The inspectors general (IGs) of federal agencies that award large amounts of grants are required to rely heavily on single audits performed by nonfederal auditors for assurance that recipients and subrecipients are complying with laws and regulations. IGs routinely review these audits to obtain “audit leads” where supplemental federal audits might be warranted and to identify areas ripe for issuance of “prevention alerts” to reduce future violations.

Certainly, some single audit findings show consequential unallowable costs or weaknesses in internal control. But a host of other findings show up that are (1) indicative of auditee carelessness and (2) easy for auditors to detect and document. The fact that they are disclosed leads to an often-irritating audit resolution process and a problematic grants management auditee track record.

Based on IG data, this webinar will highlight a dozen common (and sometimes nitpicking) single audit findings and provide tips for avoiding them. You’ll learn about:

  • Required pre-award steps for your subrecipients
  • Verifying suspended or debarred status
  • Easily overlooked or deficient management policies
  • Important actions skipped or accomplished out-of-sequence
  • Simple transaction documentation errors
  • Gaps in record retention
  • Auditor judgements about significance of findings
  • How findings can “take on a life of their own”

Join us for this revealing summary of mistakes that often turn into single audit findings and learn how to prevent them from becoming part of your organization’s grants management reputation.


  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Project directors
  • Subaward managers
  • Executives
  • Finnace directors
  • Accounting staff

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Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

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