The Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) is responsible for the financial oversight of all grant and contract activity at Tufts University. SPA works with the schools and other central administration offices in the university to ensure compliance with federal/state regulations as well as adherence to university policy.

SPA is responsible for the creation and closeout of grants within the PeopleSoft financial system, and monitors budgets and expenditures of grants & contracts on a regular basis. Additional responsibilities include administering the University Effort Reporting System, billing and collection of receivables and reporting financial grant activity to federal agencies and other sponsors.