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Watercooler: CPB OIG Roundtable—Answering Your Questions About OIG Audits, Evaluations, and Investigations

OIG officials will answer questions about how they conduct audits, evaluations, and investigations. Discussion may include interpreting and applying CPB requirements, best practices, and internal controls to comply with CSG financial reporting, the Communications Act, transparency requirements, and other CPB requirements. There will be an opportunity to submit questions during the webinar and in advance.   

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn how to prepare your station for an OIG audit and how to respond to an evaluation or investigation.
  2. Learn what internal control activities you should implement to improve the accuracy of reported NFFS and expenses on the AFR.
  3. Learn how to meet Communications Act, transparency, and CPB requirements.


Moderator: Kimberly Howell, Inspector General, CPB Office of Inspector General 

Ms. Howell joined CPB as the inspector general in October 2019. Prior to joining CPB, Ms. Howell served as a senior executive with several federal agencies, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office of Personnel Management OIG. She began her federal oversight and investigations career in 1993. 


Speaker: William Richardson, Deputy Inspector General, CPB Office of Inspector General 

Mr. Richardson joined CPB/OIG in 2004 and has overseen its audit activities for 16 years. In that role, he is responsible for all the office's reviews of CPB's programs and operations. Prior to joining CPB, he had a 29-year career in the federal inspector general community at the U.S. Department of Labor, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 


Speaker: Debra Jacobson, Senior Team Leader, Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Ms. Jacobson joined CPB in January 2013 and has led several station, production, and interconnection system grant audits. She has presented at prior PMBA conferences on indirect administrative support and improving CPB reporting compliance. Prior to joining OIG, Ms. Jacobson was a finance official in a number of public and private organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Dayton, a Certificate in Forensic Accounting from Georgetown University, and completed American University Key Executive Leadership programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. 


Speaker: Helen Mollick, IG General Counsel, CPB Office of Inspector General 

In her nine years at CPB OIG, Ms. Mollick has provided legal advice on every audit, conducted investigations, and participated in and conducted evaluations. She also manages OIG's hotline, analyzing the complaints and advising on their disposition. She performed similar roles in other federal OIGs during her 33-year government career, 28 of which were with various federal OIGs. 


Speaker: Julia Stancil, Team Leader, Corporation for Public Broadcasting  

Ms. Stancil joined CPB OIG in December 2015. She has worked on a variety of audits with CSG and production grant recipients. She enjoys sharing knowledge with grantees and coming up with practical solutions. Prior to CPB OIG, Ms. Stancil worked in public accounting and non-profit accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.


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