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CLSA California Life Sciences Association

Lunch & Learn Series: Federal Grants Management - Accounting and Compliance

California Life Sciences Association

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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Registration & Networking Lunch: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 — 1:00pm
Networking: 1:00 — 2:00pm

Do you rely on government grants to fund your operations? Stay ahead of the curve and learn the best practices of regulatory compliance at our January 26th event!

From conducting clinical trials to bringing products to market to expanding operations, many life sciences companies turn to government grants. Grants, however, come with a complex regulatory environment that must be complied with—especially in the new age of Uniform Grant Guidance.

This lunch and learn will highlight important changes and share best practices with your company’s management, finance/accounting professionals, and grant managers so they stay on top of federal grants management accounting and compliance requirements. 



Kinman Tong, Audit Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP

Kinman has over 13 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and consulting for not-for-profit, health care, and life sciences organizations. He manages audits of numerous engagements for organizations receiving federal awards under Title 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), such as health care providers, foundations, life science technology companies, and alternative energy companies. He is also the regional champion for the Greater Bay Area for federal compliance audits and is a member of Moss Adams’ Single Audit Technical Reviewer, a committee dedicated to the federal compliance audits. He has extensive experience working with organizations with HHS NIH, DOD, and DOE SBIR/STTR grants.


Matt Parsons, Audit Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, Matt entered the profession of public accounting in 2005, providing consulting and assurance services such as audits, reviews, and other agreed upon procedures to non-profit, life science and health care organizations. Matt serves an array of clients that receive federal and state awards in industries which include life science, healthcare, energy research, and higher education. Each year, Matt oversees several program specific audits and single audits as established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – with specific focus on grants passed-through by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense. Annually, Matt reviews and provides feedback on the draft compliance supplements issued by the OMB which provide guidance to grant recipients and auditors regarding changes to regulations impacting federal awards and the accounting and audit guides issued by the American Institute of CPAs which provides specific guidance on best practices for accounting for and auditing assistance from federal awards. 


Representative clients served include 23andMe, Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Bell Biosystems, Chrono Therapeutics, Elysium Therapeutics, HeartVista, Intrinsic LifeSciences, Mission Bio, Mynosys Cellular Devices, Neurogenetic Pharmaceuticals, PaxVax Global, and Trellis Bioscience. 



We're business partners to life sciences companies across the country, helping them grow from small start-ups to well-established organizations bringing innovated solutions to market. Our Life Sciences Practice serves more than 430 biotechnology, diagnostic, medical device, pharmaceutical, digital health, and other similar companies. We help forward-thinking companies navigate complexity, reduce risk, and seize opportunity through our tax, assurance, and consulting services. Put our expertise to work for you.

Have questions about Lunch & Learn Series: Federal Grants Management - Accounting and Compliance? Contact California Life Sciences Association

When & Where

CLSA Event Center
250 East Grand Ave.
Suite 26
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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California Life Sciences Association

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged.

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