New York University (NYU) is subject to financial and compliance audits from external sponsors. Annually, there are audits (e.g. A-133) performed by an independent audit firm retained by the Board of Trustees. Audits and other forms of financial reviews are also performed by governmental and nongovernmental agencies for sponsored research.
All audits of sponsored programs at NYU are coordinated by Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA). Any Principal Investigator (PI) or Department contacted by a sponsor intending to perform an audit (or any form of financial review) of a sponsored project should immediately contact SPA.
Internal Audit also performs audits of Sponsored Programs on a cyclical basis. They perform these audits to ensure compliance with sponsor terms and conditions as well as NYU policies and procedures.
All audits at NYU should begin with an "entrance conference," normally coordinated by SPA; the purpose and plan for the audit should be discussed with the faculty, department, school, and/ or institute responsible for the award(s) under review.