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Grant Administration Round Table Discussion Group

This group consists of RCM Managers, Business Managers, and other clerical staff that provide financial oversight and administrative support for grants assigned to their unit.  They meet for one hour each month to ask questions, share experiences, and build a knowledgeable community of support.  If you would like to be invited to these meetings, please contact Sponsored Programs.  Meetings typically include a brief informal presentation followed by open discussion.  By sharing our experience we can develop best practices to provide a solid foundation for research administration at the department level.

Past topics have included

  • Reviewing Effort Certifications for accuracy
  • Shadow systems to monitor grant expenditures
  • Banner pages that are critical to good financial management


Training Sessions

The offices of Grants Accounting and Sponsored Programs host a series of informal discussions to help grant administrators navigate the day to day management of restricted funds.  Attendees listen to a brief presentation followed by open discussion.

Previous topics:

  • How to read financial statements in Flashline
  • Understanding cost share
  • Financial monitoring strategies that work
  • Direct vs. indirect costs
  • Audit hot topics

If you would like to receive notification of the Training Sessions, please contact Sponsored Programs.

Training Videos

How to retrieve financial statements in Flashline

This tutorial walks through retrieving the Budget Summary Report in Flashline.  The Budget Summary Report is used for department and cost share indexes, but not Grants.  Please use the Grant Budget Summary Report for grant indexes.

Learn about the Report