2013 Facilities and Administrative Rates - Long Form
March 4-6, 2013
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University of Washington
SHOW FULL BIO » Michael D. Anthony is the executive director for Management Accounting and Analysis at the University of Washington. His primary responsibilities include the university’s facilities and administrative cost rate proposal and negotiation, oversight of the effort certification process, and review and approval of institutional service center recharge rates. Mr. Anthony has over 40 years experience in research administration at institutions including the University of Washington, University of California at San Francisco, Cornell, UCLA, Arizona State University, and the University of Rochester. An active member of National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), Mr. Anthony has also served as chair for the Western Regional Conference on College Cost Accounting and was co-chair for the Federal Demonstration Partnership Subcommittee on the Allocation of Space Costs, part of the FDP Initiative to Reduce Administrative Burden.
University of Southern California
SHOW FULL BIO » Andres focuses on cost recovery and compliance. He helps the University of Southern California to analyze and maximize its facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rate calculation, helps oversee effort reporting and service center issues. He also oversees all contract and grant related audits on campus as well as all aspects of A-21 related compliance issues. Andres has worked in Higher Education for 13 years. Professional Experience Currently he is a Senior Manager at the University of Southern California. As a Senior Manager, his responsibilities include: • Develop, prepare and maintain the facilities and administrative rate calculations. • Serve of lead contact with the Division of Cost Allocation in the Western Office. • Serve as one of USC’s negotiators. • Develop and implement an on-going program of review of the University’s service center (recharge) units and their budgeting and charging practices. • Direct on-going financial analyses studies, including DS-2 updates, effort reporting, cost sharing, and other ad-hoc analyses. • Assist in the development of research administration training programs that address costing issues, including cost allowability, effort reporting, cost sharing, and recharge centers. • Work as an audit liaison between the University and internal/external auditing agencies. Prior to joining the University of Southern California, he was the Senior Manager at MAXIMUS – Higher Education Practice. While a Senior Manager at MAXIMUS, his responsibilities included: • Project management of complete administrative and facilities rate calculations, including; o Complete project management from start to finish of rate calculation. o Assistance in preparation of federal audit responses. o Participation in rate negotiations with federal representatives from all DCA regional offices. • Implemented proprietary software at various universities in the following areas: o the preparation of facilities and administrative rate calculations. o the preparation of space surveys o effort reporting He was also a Project Manager/ Senior Financial Analyst while at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). During his time at Caltech, he worked in the cost studies office. The cost studies group was responsible for preparing and negotiating F&A proposals along with numerous costs analysis projects including space surveys, recharge centers, DS-2 maintenance, and other
Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of the Office for Sponsored Programs
The University of Alabama
SHOW FULL BIO » Cynthia Hope is the Assistant Vice President for Research and the Director of the Office for Sponsored Programs at The University of Alabama (UA). Her responsibilities include pre-award administration, post-award administration (financial and non-financial), cost analysis, and expenditure compliance. Within cost analysis Ms. Hope manages all aspects of the preparation and submission of the University’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Rate Proposal and participates in rate negotiations. Prior to UA, Ms. Hope worked for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she was responsible for the F&A Cost Rate Proposal. Ms. Hope came to UAB from Coopers and Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she participated in and led engagements of University A-133 and Financial Statement audits and F&A Cost Rate Proposal reviews. Ms. Hope is a member of the Board and serves on the Costing Policies Committee for the Council on Governmental Relations, is a member of the NSF Advisory Committee for Business and Operations, serves as the administrative representative for the University in the Federal Demonstration Partnership, and has served as various roles in the National Council of University Research Administrators.
Senior Director, Higher Education
Huron Consulting Group
SHOW FULL BIO » Paul Nacon is a Director in Huron Consulting Group’s Higher Education practice. He has more than 42 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and management consulting with a heavy emphasis on facilities and administrative costs. Mr. Nacon worked in the San Francisco Division of Cost Allocation for over 8 years. He is recognized by professional organizations and peer groups as a national expert in cost allocation and federal compliance He has established a professional presence in the higher education and non‐profit organization grantee research community. Mr. Nacon has worked with a wide variety of public and private research organizations including institutions of higher education, hospitals and non‐profit organizations as a federal employee and as a private consultant. His work involved both the development and negotiation of facilities and administrative rate proposals, hospital research patient care rates, fringe benefit rates, and service center recharge rates. Mr. Nacon has worked with and has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of government regulations and cost principles promulgated n OMB Circulars A‐21, A‐110, A‐122, and other federal documents including DHHS Publication OASC‐3, A Guide for Hospitals. Prior to joining Huron, Mr. Nacon was the National Director for the Division of Cost Allocation with the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. He provided leadership and guidance to the DCA that resulted in many important changes to the DCA internal operations, as well as establishing an important communications link with the university and nonprofit research community. Mr. Nacon was also a Director for MAXIMUS Higher Education Practice, a Senior Manager for Bearing Point and KPMG where he worked with university and non‐profit clients that received federal research grants and contract funding to assure they complied with the applicable federal regulations. This included working with the institutions in the development and negotiation of their F&A rates, Disclosure Statements, costing practices, and generally complying with grant and contract management policies and procedures.
SHOW FULL BIO » Cathy Snyder is a Director in the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) responsible for the cost accounting activities at Vanderbilt University. The cost accounting area encompasses the development and negotiation of Vanderbilt's facilities and administrative rate proposal, the fringe benefit rate proposal and negotiation, service center rate development, and facilities and administrative rate calculations for the Medicare Cost Report and unrelated business income activities. She previously managed fixed assets for the University and served as the Business Officer for the Division of Administration. Cathy has held positions in the grants management area and the cost accounting area since 1985. Prior to her work at Vanderbilt University, she held a management position in the Business Office at State University of New York, Central Administration. Cathy currently serves on the COGR Costing Policies Committee and the NCURA Financial Management Committee. She has previously served as Treasurer of NCURA Region III, NCURA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, and various NCURA program committees.
2013 Facilities and Administrative Rates - Long Form
March 4-6, 2013
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