Personnel Summary: Ellen is a senior grant audit manager at LEES accountants, co-ordinating and managing the LEES dedicated grant audit team, covering audits for the European Commission (FP7, H2020, INTERREG), UK government (Innovate UK, BEIS, DTI, DFT), and US federal funds (the Uniform Guidance “Single Audit”). As well as being the co-champion of the ARMA Audit SIG, she is the European Contributing editor of the NCURA magazine, and regularly presents on the joys of auditing both EU and US funding across the world.


10:20 - 11:00
17th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 2b

Auditor: Friend or Foe?

Auditors are usually considered to a necessary “devil” in terms of research management. This session, run by auditors (but we consider ourselves to be nice auditors!) will look at the necessities of audit, why we do it, what common problems are found, and include humorous anecdotes along the way. Come along and share your experiences!

Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Ellen Thompson
Time: 10:20 - 11:00
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 2b

14:00 - 15:15
17th Jun 2019
Meeting 2b

SIG: Audit & Compliance

Fireside chat – an open forum for Audit & Compliance SIG or other ARMA members to ask any questions and discuss current areas of concern in a comfortable environment.

Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Charles Shannon, Ellen Thompson
Time: 14:00 - 15:15
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting 2b