Compliance Audits

We ensure that nonprofits, government contractors and other organizations who are receiving U.S. and foreign government funds meet the required standards for the use of those funds.

If your organization receives federal money from the United States or other foreign governments, it is imperative that those funds are used and accounted for according to specific rules and regulations. For most organizations, making sense of complex funding agreements can be challenging. Fortunately, GRF’s CPA compliance experts understand the details of the cost principles and the specific compliance requirements and help organizations comply with them.

Members of our firm are recognized as experts in the field of auditing U.S. government assistance programs. Our professionals work with domestic and international nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. government awards primarily in the form of grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. Our clients can concentrate on accomplishing their goals and making the world a better place.

Our Approach to Compliance Audits

Our team provides financial and regulatory compliance audits for all types of organizations.

When you work with us, you can take advantage of:

On-site service

Our staff performs on-site audits of nonprofits and foreign field offices of U.S.-based NGOs. We have more than 100 clients headquartered internationally with operations across the U.S. and throughout the world. Because our CPAs go to your location, they fully understand your perspective and the environment you are working in.

An accessible team

Our CPAs offer a high level of customer service and will stay connected to you throughout the engagement. All levels of our audit team, including the senior management team, will be available to you at any time throughout the year, not just during audit time.

Global relationships

We collaborate with CPAmerica International, an affiliate of Crowe Global. This partnership gives us access to the recommendations and guidance of more than 2,500 experienced industry professionals in over 100 countries. In addition, from our extensive international work, we have built many relationships with accounting firms globally. We can call upon these accounting authorities and affiliates if specific needs arise.

Compliance for Nonprofit Organizations

We are knowledgeable in all types of compliance requirements that nonprofit organizations face, including:

Uniform Guidance (Title 2 CFR 200) audits

Nonprofits that expend in excess of $750,000 in federal awards in a given fiscal year are required to conduct a Uniform Guidance audit (also known as a “single audit” and formerly known as the “A-133 audit”). This includes:

  • Financial statement audit
  • In relation opinion on the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA)
  • Report on internal control over financial reporting and on compliance and other matters
  • Report on compliance for each major program and report on internal control over compliance

Audits of U.S. government pass-through funding

Clients benefit from our expertise in auditing grants and our familiarity with the requirements for the pass-through of monies, including the flow down of similar compliance requirements. We help our clients and grantees strengthen their internal controls and, as needed, establish accounting policies and procedures to ensure grantees fully comply with program requirements and regulations governing the pass-through of funds.

International Compliance

Our CPAs help U.S.-based NGOs that work internationally to ensure they spend federal money in accordance with government auditing standards and uniform guidance compliance requirements. We examine the financial reporting from foreign field offices and make certain that they comply with federal cost principles.

Our team works closely with the:

  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Transportation

International NGO audit and consulting services

We also assist U.S.- and foreign-based NGOs with a variety of services, including:

 

  • Performing and coordinating field office audits
  • Reviewing and monitoring awards to subgrantees
  • Auditing foreign recipients of U.S. government funds or money received from the United Nations, the European Commission and various foreign governments
  • Providing advice on the domestic and foreign implications of sending employees overseas
  • International tax preparation for expatriates and nonresident aliens
  • Assisting with implementing internal controls and the preparation of comprehensive manuals for reporting, subrecipient risk evaluation, and the procurement of goods and services
  • Consulting on indirect cost rate (NICRA), fringe benefit rate and facilities rate calculations

Foreign donor agency expertise

Our engagement teams are experienced and trained with the latest regulations and reporting compliance requirements related to donor agencies that support international NGOs, such as the:

  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • United Kingdom’s Department for International Development
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Swedish International Development Agency
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Australian Aid
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Compliance for Government Contractors

We assist government contractors in navigating complicated federal regulations. Our thorough process ensures you abide by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance standards (Title 2 CFR 200), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). We advise you on ways to operate more efficiently and can guide you through any financial challenges that government contractors may face.

Our CPAs can help you with:

  • Audit, review and compilation services, including information technology audits, internal control reviews and employee benefit plan audits
  • Business valuations
  • Preparation of incurred cost submissions and incurred cost audit support

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