Financial and Administrative Management of H2020 & Horizon Europe

  Raphaël de Vivans – CEO of EFMC & former DG RTD Auditor

Horizon Europe


We will review the costs declaration of your Horizon Europe projects to ensure and prevent potential adjustments from the audit unit of the DG R&I. We can control each cost category (personnel, subcontract, good & services, depreciation, internal invoicing…) or focus on a single aspect:

  • Calculation of the daily rate (per reporting period / financial year / unit cost);
  • Analysis of the option for conversion of hours into days;
  • Elements (bonus taxes…) included in the salaries;
  • Reliability of the time recording system (TRS);
  • Subcontracting & purchases of services;
  • In-kind contributors & Affiliated entities;
  • Travels, depreciation, internal invoices
  • Respect of obligations for projects granted under the lump sum model…

We are very adaptable and flexible, so do not hesitate to contact us. Our aim is to reduce your risk and secure your grant together with reducing the error rate of the DG R&I.

Mock audit / Audit simulation
H2020 & Horizon Europe


Our consultant will carry out an audit following the procedures of the audit unit of the DG R&I. You will be requested to provide the preliminary information before our expert is coming to your premises as the auditors would have asked you. After the on-the-spot audit, we will provide you with an audit report based on the template of the European Commission. This audit report will indicate the findings, the recommendations, and a calculation of all the adjustments.

The reasons for a Mock audit are: a suspicion of internal dysfunction, ensuring the internal control system, anticipating an audit from the European Commission, or understanding the administrative burden of an audit.

Outcome: You will be ensured that your working methods and costs statements will be accepted by the European Commission, and your employees will be psychologically ready to face an audit without stress and questions.

Average duration: 5 to 10 days (report included) depending on the number of periods audited.