Fall Forum


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Virtual Fall Forum: Audits
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET   |   Tuesday, October 17
Times subject to change.

This full-day education event will focus on grants management issues related to audits. 
View full agenda below.

Attendees may earn up to 6 CPE credits. (Auditing)



$159 Members   |   $333 Non-members*

*Non-member rate includes complimentary one-year NGMA membership. Price does not change if you opt out of membership.

Registrants must pay in full or provide a purchase order by midnight ET, October 11, in order to receive the meeting link. 

  Tuesday, October 17
  10-11 a.m.

Proactive Avoidance of Common Audit Findings
Speakers: Sam Twyman and Lisa Stinson, Crowe LLP,
and Claudia Miller, Senior Auditor, Office of OIG, HHS, and
Lori Beeler, GATU, Governor's Office of Management and Budget


  11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Timesheets, Paystubs, and Audits…OH MY!
Speakers: D’Laun Oubre and Heidi Sobek, Kim Joyce and Associates LLC


  12-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break  
  12:30-1:30 p.m.

Leading a Team Through a Successful Audit (Preparation, Communication, etc.)
Speakers: Sly Atayee and Sisil John, BDO


  1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Auditors Are Coming: Preparing for Site Visits Confidently
Speakers: Brooke Wanlass and Brandi Davis, Ernst & Young


  2:30-2:45 p.m. Short Break  
  2:45-3:45 p.m.

How to Support Grant Recipients Through a Robust Audit Plan
Speakers: Rahaf Kaylani, HUD, and Crystal Wolf, Guidehouse


  3:45-4:45 p.m.

Findings: Scary or Not Scary? The Two Sides of the Same Coin
Speaker: Mara Ash, BFS Strategic Partners


  4:45-5 p.m. Short Break  
  5-6 p.m. Networking  

Training Location
  Group Internet Based  
Registrations   Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors
Special Accommodations
  If you have ADA accommodation needs, please notify NGMA Customer Service at [email protected].
Substitutions and Cancellations
All requests for cancellations must be made via email at [email protected] directly by the registrant. The below refund policy applies:
  • By midnight ET, October 11 - Cancellations are eligible for a refund minus a $25 service fee.

  • After October 11 – Cancellations and no shows are not eligible for refunds.

No credits will be given in lieu of refunds. Refunds by check may not be issued until the conclusion of the event.

Requests for transfer/substitutions must be made via email at [email protected] directly by the registrants; we will not accept requests by an employer. The below transfer/substitution policy applies:

  • By midnight ET, October 11 – No cost for transfers/substitutions; should a nonmember substitute for a member, the difference between fees will be due at the time of transfer.

  • After October 11 – No transfers/substitutions will be allowed.


Questions & Contact Information

For questions or additional information, contact NGMA at [email protected] or (202) 308-9443.



National Grants Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.