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Marie Harrison

Marie is a CPA and partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), and has more than 35 years of experience in the accounting field; more than 27 years with an emphasis in providing services to the not-for-profit industry.  She is one of the firm’s Single Audit team leaders and provides technical assistance throughout the firm.  She specializes in federally grant funded entities including Community Action Agencies, Head Start programs and Workforce Development programs.  She participates in the audit process of many of the firm’s Single Audit clients.   In addition to audit services, Marie provides accounting and consulting services to the firm’s not-for-profit clients.  She participates in providing training and technical assistance to troubled agencies and agencies with specific needs.  She has assisted clients with re-competition for Head Start grants, self-assessments, Cost Allocation plans, Indirect cost plans, budgetary compliance, Single Audit compliance, chart of account design and grant compliance.   Annually, Marie serves as an instructor during the firm wide continuing education training and lead classes to instruct and update audit teams on the Single Audit process and new and revolving issues.

My Sessions

Conquering the Uniform Cost Principles

Patrons III

The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (commonly called the “Super Circular”) includes consolidated cost principles in place of the previous entity-specific circulars for nonprofits, state and local governments, and institutions of higher education. This workshop will provide an overview of the cost principles under the Uniform Guidance. The session will explain the […]

Grants Management
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Indirect Costs: A Deeper Dive

Patrons III

Take a closer look at questions surrounding indirect costs and indirect cost rates. This workshop builds on our opening general session, “Indirect Costs: The Fundamentals,” by delving into more advanced indirect cost topics. Attendees will work through the process of preparing an indirect cost rate proposal, discuss common disputes involving negotiated indirect cost rates, and […]

Fiscal Grants Management
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Indirect Costs: A Deeper Dive (Continued)

Patrons III

Take a closer look at questions surrounding indirect costs and indirect cost rates. This workshop builds on our opening general session, “Indirect Costs: The Fundamentals,” by delving into more advanced indirect cost topics. Attendees will work through the process of preparing an indirect cost rate proposal, discuss common disputes involving negotiated indirect cost rates, and […]

Fiscal Grants Management
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Indirect Costs: The Fundamentals

Ballroom

For many grant-funded organizations, the distinction between direct and indirect costs is a confusing exercise in uncertainty. However, understanding the difference between direct and indirect costs is an important key in the budgeting process. Furthermore, lack of understanding of the rules surrounding indirect costs can lead to issues of noncompliance and potential disallowances, which in […]

Fiscal Grants Management
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Hot Topics Panel

Ballroom

Join our panel of grants management experts for a discussion of the latest developments and current hot topics in grants management.  This session will be audience-driven and will discuss topics suggested by the Forum’s attendees.  The Hot Topics Panel will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions about the issues that most concern […]

Fiscal Grants Management Human Resources Information Technology Management/Governance
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