Financial and Administrative Management of H2020 & Horizon Europe

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

Cost statements analysis


We will review your costs declaration to ensure the reliability of your costs statement and prevent potential adjustments from the European Commission and more particularly on:

  • Analysis of the option for the productive hours / of conversion of hours into days;
  • Elements (bonus taxes…) included in the salaries;
  • Hourly rate calculation;
  • Reliability of the time recording system;
  • Subcontracting & purchases of services,
  • Travels, depreciation, internal invoices…


Mock audit / Audit simulation


Our consultant will carry out an audit following the DG RTD audit unit procedure. You will be requested to provide the preliminary information before our expert is coming to your premises. After the on-the-spot audit, we will provide you with an audit report based on the template of the European Commission. This audit 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 8 days depending on the number of projects audited.