2014 Facilities and Administrative Rates – Long Form
March 3-5, 2014
The Hyatt Regency Miami
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 Chan is a Director at the University of Southern California in the office of Financial Analysis. His responsibilities include the preparation of the university’s facilities and administrative cost rate proposal, fringe benefit rate proposals, paid leave proposals, as well as negotiating with the government on behalf of the university. Also, the oversight of recharge center compliance, effort certification compliance, as well as be the audit liaison in all university audits associated with research grants and contracts. He has over 20 years of financial analysis/planning experience, with extensive experience in preparing F&A Proposals, Space Surveys, Effort Reporting, and A-21 related activities. He is very knowledgeable with OMB Circulars A-21 and A-110. He worked as a Senior Manager while a consultant with MAXIMUS Inc. as well as spent his first 7 years at California Institute of Technology. He has developed dozens of F&A and Forward Pricing Proposals as well as space surveys and Effort Reporting implementations. Prior to his work in Higher Education, Andres worked as Financial Advisor for both American Express & Prudential.
Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Projects Accounting & Compliance
University of Maryland Baltimore
SHOW FULL BIO » Lynn McGinley is currently the Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Her office is responsible for all post award financial reporting and compliance, effort reporting, the facilities and administrative cost rate proposal, the fringe benefit rate proposal, and service center rate development. Prior to joining UMB, Ms. McGinley performed similar functions at Johns Hopkins University. Ms. McGinley began her career in public accounting performing A-133 and financial statement audits. Ms. McGinley is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware.
Senior Director, Higher Education
Huron Consulting Group
SHOW FULL BIO » Paul Nacon is a Project Consultant in Huron Consulting Group’s Higher Education practice. He has more than 43 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 Board 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.
2014 Facilities and Administrative Rates - Long Form
March 3-5, 2014
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