Concurrent Session XI:
Data Analytics and Federal Grant Audits

Richard Cordova, Andres Chan

Wednesday, May 26
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM HST
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PDT
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM MST

 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM MDT

CPE Credits Eligible 

Grants Management, Audit & Compliance

Program Knowledge:

Session Description

This session will take you on a journey where two separate federal audits lead two separate universities to develop ongoing and robust Data Analytics programs. We’ll examine federal analytic approaches and the lessons learned from the beginning of the audit all the way until today.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of a major data analytics federal audit
  • Manage the process when working with non-federal contractors with little Higher Education experience
  • Implement Lessons learned with lasting effects

About the Speaker

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Richard Cordova
Executive Director – Internal Audit
University of Washington

Richard Cordova is the Executive Director of Internal Audit for the University of Washington and began his tenure at UW in July 2009.  He reports to the Board of Regents via the Audit Advisory Committee (AAC) of the Board of Regents, additionally he administratively reports to the President of the University.  Richard leads a team of 18 audit professionals responsible for conducting audits across the entirety of the University of Washington enterprise, including four medical centers, three campuses in Western Washington and numerous other UW national and international locations.  Richard is currently serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Association of College and University Auditors.  Immediately prior to joining the University of Washington, Richard worked for a year at Starbucks as the Director of Internal Audit assisting in the completion of their audit program, which included audits in Mexico, Costa Rica and China as well as overseeing the completion of the Sarbanes-Oxley audit requirements.  Richard also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 24 years, culminating in the position of Director for Internal Audit Services in the Seattle Office.  Richard obtained his Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

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Andres Chan
Director – Office of Financial Analysis
University of Southern California

Andres Chan is a Director at the University of Southern California in the office of Financial Analysis. His responsibilities include the preparation of the university’s facilities and administrative cost rate proposal, fringe benefit rate proposals, paid leave proposals, as well as negotiating with the government on behalf of the university. Additionally, he oversees recharge center & effort certification compliance, as well as acting as the audit liaison for all university sponsored audits. He has over 21 years of financial analysis/planning experience, with extensive experience in preparing F&A & Fringe Benefit Proposals, Space Surveys, Effort Reporting, and research administration related activities. He’s very knowledgeable with Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). He worked as a Senior Manager while a consultant with MAXIMUS Inc. as well as spent his first 7 years at California Institute of Technology. Additionally, he been involved in various ERP system implementations. Prior to his work in Higher Education, Andres worked as Financial Advisor for both American Express & Prudential