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Kimberly Ginn

Principal, CIA
703 923 8677

Kimberly is a partner and leader of the firm’s higher education and research institutions industry practice. She has more than sixteen years of experience assisting organizations with enhancements to their business processes, reducing costs, designing robust and compliant infrastructures, and navigating myriad federal regulations that affect higher education and research institutions and government contractors. She has been a frequent presenter at conferences for the Association of College and University Auditors, the National Council or University Research Administrators, and the Society of Research Administrators, presenting on topics such as grants and contracts administration/management, the federal audit environment, and practical approaches to compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Kimberly worked as an internal auditor for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General conducting contract, procurement, and environmental audits.


  • Offers experience in the areas of internal audit, mission-based organizations, higher education, not-for-profit, and government contracts consulting and auditing
  • Focuses on consulting on business processes and research compliance issues, including grants, donor funds, and contracts administration
  • Consults primarily with organizations that receive donor funds, grants, and contracts
  • Performs consulting services to many higher education institutions, with a specific focus on sponsored research operations, compliance, and enterprise risk management
  • Conducts investigations regarding theft of federal funds on donor-funded projects, grants, and contracts with a focus on investigating financial and research misconduct
  • Conducts grant and contract audits and has in-depth knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Guidance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), OASC-3, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • Assesses business infrastructures, including back-office processes such as payroll, procurement, and human resources to specialized areas like research administration and indirect cost allocation


  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Lift Me Up Therapeutic Riding Foundation, Past Board Member (Great Falls, Va.)
  • American Century Theater, Past Treasurer (Arlington, Va.)
  • Little Long Ears Rescue, Board Member (Westminster, Md.)
  • PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, Co-Chair 2016 Harvest Ball (Annandale, Va.)

Honors & Awards

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)/Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA) “Women to Watch” - 2015


University of Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Finance

University of Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Accounting