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Sponsored Programs Accounting


Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) works collaboratively with Principal Investigators, Research and Technology Transfer (RTT), other University units, and sponsors.

Sponsored Programs primarily handles financial post-award activities, and is part of Finance.

Sponsored Programs Accounting Responsibilities

  • Creation and distribution of Internal Award Notice (IAN);
  • Setup award and budget in Banner;
  • Assist with questions regarding eligibility, allowable costs, and other administrative elements of sponsor guidelines;
  • Review and approve charges on projects to verify that costs are reasonable, and transactions represent an appropriate allocation of costs in accordance with university and sponsor policies, and state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Records indirect cost charges to grants monthly
  • Process budget revisions and cost transfers;
  • Submits invoices and financial reports to sponsors;
  • Process electronic drawdown of federal funds;
  • Oversee the Effort certification process;
  • Acts as the primary contact point for external audits related to granting issues;
  • Notifies Principal Investigator (PI)/Department regarding budget variances, match variances, nearing closeouts etc.;
  • Serves as a liaison between the PI and sponsor on financial matters;
  • Closeout of awards.


For questions, contact Sponsored Programs Accounting (spa@astate.edu, 870-972-2400).