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NCURA 62nd Annual Meeting: A Virtual Experience

Join Baker Tilly as our higher education risk and research specialists present three virtual sessions at NCURA’s 62nd annual meeting.

Baker Tilly sessions:

Discussion group: Risk Management and Mitigation
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Ashley Deihr, CPA, CIA, CFE, Partner

In this discussion, we will walk through an overview of the risk management and mitigation strategies, roles and techniques in play in the higher education industry, and how your institution’s risk strategy can impact your role. We will cover topics such as:

  • The role of the board of trustees, president and senior leadership in risk oversight
  • The interplay between risk management groups, including internal audit, compliance, enterprise risk management and others
  • Key institutional risk management practices, including risk assessments, implementation of internal controls and monitoring and oversight procedures
  • The concept of risk culture and risk appetite and how this can impact the relative stringency of your controls

Discussion group: Award Setup/Closeout Metrics
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Brynn Tomlinson, CPA, CFE, Manager
Rashonda Harris, Director, Post-Award Operations, Office of Research, Grants & Contracts, Emory University

We often hear that challenges in the award closeout process are the result of mistakes in the award setup process or that information is not provided timely enough to accurately complete the award setup process. But how often are those statements supported by data? How often can you really identify where the pain point occurs so that you can start addressing the challenge and the source? This discussion group is designed to serve as a resource for peers to discuss what metrics they currently use or hope to use in the future to monitor both the award setup and closeout process.

Concurrent session: Cybersecurity Issues in Research
Thursday, August 13, 2020
4 – 5 p.m. ET

Presented by:

Mike Cullen, CISA, CISSP, CIPP/US, Director

Research dollars and data now come with more terms and conditions than ever before. Many of these newer requirements are related to protecting and sharing data. Unfortunately, some of the grants, contracts and cooperative agreements are loaded up with so many disparate security and privacy terms that it is difficult to figure out what really matters. In this interactive session, you will learn the specialized IT and cybersecurity risks and requirements associated with research activities and how to review the requirements and supporting processes. Participants will be provided with a template of typical practices for your institution to consider for addressing cybersecurity.

Connect with Baker Tilly at our virtual exhibit booth throughout the conference!

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