Audit and Compliance

The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance appoints a Campus Audit Liaison to function as the principal contact and coordinator for all campus audit matters.   In Amherst, the campus audit liaison is The Controller.

The Controller oversees the Audit and Compliance Unit of the Controller’s Office which serves as the principal liaison for auditor and outside agency examinations of sponsored projects for the campus. 

This unit evaluates internal controls, conducts risk based financial compliance reviews, aids in the development of policies and procedures for compliance purposes, and offers trainings to the campus with a primary focus on managing sponsored research funding.

This unit works closely with the Controller, Research Accounting Department, Accounts Receivable Department, Research and Engagement, and Central Grant Core team to achieve its mission. 

University Policy on Fraudulent Financial Activities

University Reports and Audits

Federal Regulations

Uniform Guidance: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

UMass Amherst Campus Guidance for: How to evaluate a cost to a Federally Sponsored Project

UMass Federal Costing Exception Form


Subrecipient Invoicing

Subreceipient Invoice Processing Policy

Subrecipient Invoice Memo for Processing Invoices to Vendors

Subrecipient Invoice Memo for Processing Invoices to Other UMass Campuses

Subreceipient Invoice Template 

Trainings / Workshops Offered (Please let us know if you would like training for a specific topic)

Finance Research Administration/Post Award Administration

Financial Closeout of Awards

Cost Sharing

Fly America and Open Skies

Core 5 Post Award Financial Research Administration