Managing the Financials
Once the PI has filled out a request for an organization number, the The Office of Sponsored Programs will schedule a meeting with the PI and the Controller's Office.
If your award amount differs from the proposed budget, you will need to complete a revised budget that reflects the actual award and bring it to this meeting.
Kathleen Frazier, accountant, is responsible for assisting grant managers with the financial aspects of their grants. When a new grant is awarded, Kathy reviews the grant agreement for any compliance concerns. She is also responsible for setting up new grant account numbers and providing grant managers with access to Cognos, the online system that Northern Michigan University uses to manage budgets. In addition, Kathy assists in preparing the financial reports for grants, handling cash requests, and reviewing grant expenses to make sure they are allowable. If you would like to meet with Kathy to discuss your grant budget, please contact her at 906-227-1076 or email@example.com. Kathy's office is located in the Controller’s Office in the lower level of the Hedgcock building.