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