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Kimberly Ginn

Principal, CIA
703 923 8677

Kimberly is a principal and leader in the firm’s higher education and research institutions industry practice. She has more than 18 years of experience assisting organizations with enhancing their business processes, reducing costs, designing robust and compliant infrastructures and navigating myriad federal regulations that affect higher education, research institutions, academic medical centers and not-for-profit organizations. She has been a frequent presenter at conferences for the Association of College and University Auditors, the National Council of University Research Administrators and the Society of Research Administrators, presenting on topics such as grants and contracts administration and compliance, the federal audit environment and practical approaches to compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Kimberly worked as an internal auditor for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General conducting contract, procurement and environmental audits.


  • Offers experience in the areas of higher education, academic medical centers, not-for-profit and government contracts consulting and auditing
  • Assesses business infrastructures, including back-office processes such as payroll, procurement and human resources to specialized areas like research administration and evaluating compliance programs
  • Provides expertise in internal control design and evaluation, business process reengineering, cost accounting
  • In-depth experience consulting on business processes, research administration and compliance issues, including grants, donor funds and contracts administration
  • Consults primarily with organizations that receive donor funds, grants and contracts
  • Conducts investigations regarding theft of federal funds on donor-funded projects, sponsored awards, grants and contracts with a focus on investigating financial and research misconduct
  • Conducts grant and contract audits and has in-depth knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Guidance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), OASC-3 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • Clients include: Auburn University, Boston College, Georgetown University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, The George Washington University, Princeton University, Oregon State University, The University of California – Irvine, The University of California – San Francisco, Boston College, The University of Kansas, Tufts University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oregon State University, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Stanford University, New York University, Tulane University, Columbia University, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Pennsylvania and Portland State University


  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Lift Me Up Therapeutic Riding Foundation, Past Board Member (Great Falls, Va.)
  • American Century Theater, Past Treasurer (Arlington, Va.)
  • Little Long Ears Rescue, Board Member (Westminster, Md.)
  • PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, Co-Chair 2016 Harvest Ball (Annandale, Va.)

Honors & Awards

  • AICPA/GWSCPA “Women to Watch” award recipient – Community Leader, 2015


University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Bachelor of Science in finance

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama)
Bachelor of Science in accounting