Bob Adachi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business and began his Federal career with the Internal Revenue Service. Bob then joined the Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General and has been involved in every type of audit conducted within the OIG ranging from performance audit to financial audits of grantees and EPA direct contractors. He has also provided assistance to the Office of Investigations in connection with grant and contract related fraud.
Bob has been the recipient of numerous awards including:
Bob was the Director of Forensic Audits for the EPA Office of Inspector General from October 2008 till his retirement in October 2015.
Bob has been an instructor with the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and Graduate School USA. Bob has made presentations to various organizations including the AGA, the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists, the Northwest and Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum, as well as numerous Government conferences and training courses.
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Understand the full grants management process, the current regulatory requirements governing grants and the role of auditors in developing strategies for assessing compliance and performance. Learn to develop audit objectives and procedures to identify issues and recommendations for constructive feedback, corrective action and accountability.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pandemic relief funds provided through the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan of 2021 has resulted in a large number of grants being awarded to aid in the fight against Covid 19 to many first-time recipients.
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This course deals with the auditor’s role in contract auditing and emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate contract proposals and audit contractor billings.
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.