Are you subject to an A-133 Audit?
An A-133 audit is required in any year that your organization spends in excess of $500K of grant money that has originated from federal funding sources. The audit is typically conducted by an independent CPA firm, and tends to be more extensive and scrutinizing than a traditional audit of your financial statements.
In addition to examining your financial statements and controls for evidence of general GAAP compliance, an A-133 audit delves into specific issues related to the control of funds provided by the federal government. These issues include:
- Proper classification and documentation of allowable and unallowable costs
- Program effectiveness
- Client eligibility for the funding
- Adequacy of internal controls
- Proper calculation of indirect cost rates (Fringe / Overhead / G&A)
SYMPAQ provides your non-profit organization with a solid foundation for the proper management of costs associated with fulfilling federal grants and contracts. Join the legions of government contractors and not-for-profit entities that quickly and efficiently pass their government audits (e.g., DCAA, NIH or A-133) with SYMPAQ as their financial management system. Some key features that support federally funded not-for–profits include:
- Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) allocations to grants and contracts
- Calculation of actual indirect cost rates on a per period basis
- Job costing to properly track costs associated with individual grants and contracts
- Segregation of unallowable costs and exclusion of same from your NICRA calculations