CONTROLLER'S OFFICE

Research & Cost Accounting

Award Closeout Timeline

Timeline for Closeout Activities

90 days prior to award end date 60 days prior to award end date 30 days prior to award end date End Date 20-25 days prior to report due date 5-10 days prior to report due date

▪SPARC sends 90-day termination notice

▪SPARC sends 60-day termination notice

▪SPARC sends 30-day termination notice

▪RCA sends recap of expenditure to PI and DA

▪RCA prepares and submits final financial report/invoice to agency

▪PI and DA review expenditures and technical status

▪PI considers no-cost extension (NCE) or

▪PI and DA review Projection Template and plan closeout transactions

▪PI/DA prepares NCE request or

▪PI/DA reviews transactions & encumbrances to ensure planned expenditures have been initiated

▪DA processes needed personnel and payroll changes

▪PI/DA checks on subcontract invoices

▪PI/DA submits NCE request or

▪PI/DA posts PCard and other adjustments, including reallocations and travel statements

▪PI/DA ensures payroll forms have been processed

▪PI/DA requests final subcontract invoice

▪PI/DA confirms expenditure amounts

Award terms and conditions determine the due date for final financial reports and invoices. Generally, due date information by type of sponsor and fund group* is:

Federal awards

Fund groups: R1, R2, R3 and R5

  • Due 90 days after award/project end date
  • RCA sends expenditure recap 65-70 days after project end date
Federal pass-through awards

Fund group: R7

  • Varies by award, usually due 60 days after award/project end date
  • RCA sends expenditure recap 35-40 days after project end date, if the report is due at 60 days
Other sponsors

Fund groups: R0, R4, R6, R8, R9

  • Varies by award
  • For example, RCA sends expenditure recap 20-25 days after project end date, if the report is due at 45 days

Note: Until an amendment is received for continuation funding, the current award terms determine the due date for final financial reports and invoices. Meeting the current due date is critical to compliance and payment.

The Controller's Office is located in the Cambridge Office Building, also known as COB, at the intersection of S.Main street and Cambridge street.


In this building you will find the the following Departments:

The Cashier's Office is a division of the Controllers Office, however, it is located in the Allen Center, directly behind the Cambridge Office building.

Our Location:

Cambridge Office Building
6100 Main Street MS 70
Houston, Texas 77005-1827