Data Analytics is the process of reviewing expenditure data on sponsored awards for identification of high risk or questionable transactions. These are not necessarily transactions that are unallowable, but those that would be identified for additional review or scrutiny in an audit. In most cases, there only needs to be a review to determine if all necessary supporting information is readily available for the transaction.
The Research & Student Accounting Fiscal Compliance Dashboard (link opens in new tab) has been created by identifying types of high risk activity, determining data fields (taken from UW’s financial systems), and identifying or creating any indicators. Each area identified has an individual dashboard or visualization. In order to access the dashboard while working remotely, you must connect to the UW network using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) client. UW-IT recommends the Husky OnNet VPN.
Campus is encouraged to review the data to identify trends, gaps in internal controls, training opportunities, and any other areas of concern.
Information on each of the visualizations showing high risk transactions can be found on the right-hand menu of this web page.
For any questions, additional information, or to request an onsite visit, contact the Post Award Fiscal Compliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org.