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1 Communication Campaign 1 23 June 2014 Elisabeth Robino Head of Finance & Administration

2 2 Agenda Time frameContentSpeaker 9.00 – 9.30Registration of the participants 9.30 – 9.40IntroductionElisabeth Robino 9.40 – 10.00FCH JU control systemElena Climent-Vañó – Formalities and general aspects in the process of costs reportingNora Ovcharova – 11.00Coffee Break – 12.15Personnel costs; subcontracting, other direct costs & indirect costs Antonio Requena Fernandez/ Thanos Batsilas – 13.30Lunch break – Other aspects of interest for all projects (and of particular relevance to demonstration projects): Third parties; type of links between legal entities and a FCH JU project; purchase of equipment; receipts Nicolas Brahy/ Elisabeth Robino – 15.15Lessons learned from the experience of external audit firms Julian Rummins PKF Littlejohn LLP – 15.45Coffee break – 16.45Questions and Answers

3 3 List of contents 1.Introduction 2.Cost reporting chain 3.Consequences of errors 4.Where to find information

4 4 1. Introduction Different beneficiaries FCH JU financial provisions different from FP7 FCH JU experience from first audits Commission’s communication campaign regarding FP7 FCH JU Communication Campaign

5 2. Cost reporting chain External audit firms ( local/ coordinators) (ex-post) External audit firms ( local/ coordinators) (ex-post) FCH JU (AO) FCH JU (AO) Coordinators/ Beneficiaries Certifying Auditors (ex – ante) Certifying Auditors (ex – ante) 5

6 Consequences of errors Beneficiaries:  Non-optimal use of funding available  Delayed payments  Recoveries  Liquidated damages  Extrapolation FCH JU  Scrutiny of the Budgetary Authority and ECA  Increased error rate  Increased ex post audit efforts  Corrective measures 3.Consequences of errors 6

7 AIM Improve reliability of ex ante certificates Improve the quality of cost reporting Contribute to error free cost claims 4. Communication campaign

8 5. Additional information Guides & Documents 1.Guide to Financial Issues for FCH JU beneficiaries (published October 2013) 2.FP7 Guidance notes for beneficiaries and auditors on certificates issued by external auditors (version July 2012) 3.FAQ on certificates issued by external auditors (published July 2012) 4.Grant Agreement with updated Forms D and E 8

9 5. Additional information 9

10 5. Additional information Generic FCH JU address: For questions re CoM and CoMAv: FP7 helpdesk web service at enquiries 10


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