Carnegie Mellon University

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA)

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) provides post-award management and financial oversight of all sponsored awards. SPA is responsible for ensuring compliance with sponsor terms and conditions, university policies and federal regulations and requirements related to financial management of sponsored projects. SPA's main supportive functions include:

  • Award setup and modification processing in Oracle
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Invoicing/cash management
  • Cost transfer and subcontract invoice approvals
  • Award closeout

Cost Analysis

Cost Analysis is responsible for:

  • Managing the submission of the university's facilities and administrative rates and fringe benefit rates to the Office of Naval Research (cognizant agency)
  • Facilitating all audits on sponsored projects including the Single audit, specific program audits, etc.
  • Managing the establishment and audit review of university service centers