Our client’s need
Baker Tilly was engaged by a higher education client to conduct a review of potential policy violations related to travel and expense reimbursements that were submitted by certain individuals. The client wanted to know if the transactions complied with grant terms and university policies and procedures.
Baker Tilly solution
Baker Tilly reviewed the university’s travel and expense reimbursement policy to understand the process and procedure for the submission and approval of expenses. We interviewed certain individuals regarding expenses they submitted for reimbursement. Based on information gathered from the initial interviews, Baker Tilly reviewed time and expense detail for several awards, identifying potentially unreasonable expenses (e.g., inappropriate approvals, self-approvals, and untimely submissions), mischarged expenses, questionable cost transfers, and improper effort.
Baker Tilly determined which expenditures were potentially unreasonable or mischarged, and provided internal control recommendations to prevent similar activities from occurring in the future