Webinar: The New SFA Proprietary Audit Guide

Overview and Insights on the New SFA Proprietary Audit Guide

A CAPPS Members-Only Webinar
March 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Presented by Almich & Associates
Rebecca Sanders, Senior Compliance Manager
Athena Ledbetter, Compliance Manager

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Education released a new proprietary school and servicer audit guide in 2016.  The Guide for Audits of Proprietary Schools and for Compliance Attestation Engagements of Third-Party Servicers Administering Title IV Programs supersedes the 2000 version and was effective for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2016.

In this webinar you will learn the key changes in the new audit guide including what your auditor will likely be requesting and reviewing.   You will also receive insights and lessons learned from a CPA firm that has completed many compliance audits under the new audit guide and is working on many more audits for clients with December 31, 2107 year-ends.  Most schools are experiencing an increase in the number of audit findings with the new audit guide, and a corrective action plan (CAP) specifically designed to prevent re-occurrence of findings is critical.  You will also learn key points to include in an effective CAP.

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Rebecca Sanders

Senior Compliance Manager

Rebecca Sanders is a licensed CPA in California and Arizona. Prior to joining Almich & Associates in 2015, Rebecca held positions of Federal Regulatory Compliance Director and Director of External Regulatory Reporting at large proprietary Institutions.  Rebecca began her career as an external auditor at a Big 4 Accounting Firm.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University, a Master of Business Administration, and is a licensed CPA in California and Arizona. Rebecca is experienced in Title IV compliance and regulatory reporting including consumer disclosures, Gainful Employment, 90/10, Electronic Applications (E-Apps), IPEDS, and more.

Athena Ledbetter

žCompliance Manager

Athena Ledbetter has over 18 years of experience in higher education, including both traditional and private career colleges. Prior to joining the Almich & Associates, Athena held several staff and management positions in private for-profit and non-profit postsecondary educational organizations in the area of student financial aid compliance.

About Almich & Associates

Almich & Associates is a Certified Public Accounting and Business Consulting firm headquartered in Lake Forest, California. The firm was formed in 1992 and consists of a group of professionals who are focused on the specific needs of higher education institutions.

Start Time

11:00 am

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Finish Time

12:00 pm

Wednesday, March 28, 2018