Financial Research Administrators (FRAs) provide accounting and financial compliance support for all UNH sponsored programs. The FRAs provide guidance on allowability and allocation of costs onto sponsored program funds for financial compliance with award terms and sponsor restrictions. Our office is responsible for invoicing, financial reporting, accounts receivable and closeout of awards. We implement and oversee internal controls for sponsored programs including effort reporting, subrecipient financial risk assessment and periodic sampling of transactions for compliance. AFC is the primary contact for the annual Single Audit, all sponsor initiated audits/site visits with a financial review component, and provide support for internal audits impacting sponsored programs.
Essentials for Project Directors/PIs
PIs are responsible for most aspects of sponsored research, including compliance with institutional policy and federal regulation, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), has developed a series of Sponsored Programs Administration Guidance Documents to familiarize PIs with essential administration and compliance topics.
All who support the projects must adhere to the University’s policies and procedures as well as any additional requirements stipulated by sponsors in managing personnel costs, allowable cost principles, cost policies, cost sharing, cost transfers, and audits.
Agreement terms and conditions for federal and nonfederal awards typically specify any additional financial and performance reporting requirements. In recent years some institutions have been warned for failure to submit timely financial reports. Additionally, some federal agencies have withheld future funding from institutions because technical, financial, or patent reports on a past award were not submitted on time.
Sponsor Guidelines & Conditions
UNH must adhere to particular terms and conditions for federal awards that are made to UNH. It is important to review the terms and conditions specified in the notice of award (NOA).
Find your FRA
FRAs submit invoices and pursue collections from sponsors for all UNH sponsored programs. FRA’s prepare and submit required financial reports to the sponsors. They are knowledgeable of award terms and conditions as well as federal regulations. FRA’s are assigned responsibility for specific UNH departments.