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AAT Alumni new Wed 11 Oct 2017   13:30 [Places]

Across the university and assoicated bodies we have many members of staff who have previously studied AAT or are currently studying. We have set up an alumni group specifically for these AAT qualified/part qualified staff as a way to maintain the connection and to support their continued development

Schedule: TBC

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the starting point for studying the AAT qualfiication.

It is a short qualification which will help you to develop essential bookkeeping skills. Once completed, you will have an understanding of basic accounting practices and techniques including double-entry bookkeeping. It can be treated as a stand alone qualifcation or used as a stepping stone to further AAT study at Level 3.

Once you have registered here please complete and return the application form at the back of the briefing pack, this pack can be found on our website http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is the starting point for studying the AAT qualfiication.

It is a short qualification which will help you to develop essential bookkeeping skills. Once completed, you will have an understanding of basic accounting practices and techniques including double-entry bookkeeping. It can be treated as a stand alone qualifcation or used as a stepping stone to further AAT study at Level 3.

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. These packs will be available shortly and anyone with a provisional booking will be notified when they are ready. The cost will also be confirmed at this point.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2016-17 new Tue 13 Sep 2016   09:30 Finished


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, please complete and return an application form. You will find the briefing packs and forms on our website
http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training-and-development/professional-qualification/aat/university-programme


The AAT Level 3, Diploma in Accounting, introduces to students to more complex financial processes and accounting tasks, the principles of VAT, professional ethics and develops their spreadsheet skills.

In addition to applying for a provisional place here, you will need to complete an application form. These forms will be available on our website when they have been finalised. Anyone who has applied for a provisional place will be notified once these forms are available. The cost will also be confirmed at this point.
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2016-17 Thu 1 Sep 2016   09:30 In progress

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

The dates below are assuming that we have a bespoke day release group. If this is not possible, then the dates will be different.

Once you have registered here please complete and return the application form at the back of the briefing pack, this pack can be found on our website http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training-and-development/professional-qualification/aat/university-programme

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with the external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. These packs will be available soon and anybody on the provisional list will be informed when they are ready. The cost will also be confirmed at this point.

Accountants' Annual Update Wed 18 Jan 2017   14:30 Finished

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCooper will be coming in to give an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group. There will also be University specific updates from Paul Light (Head of Reporting) and Spencer Moore (Acting Head of Tax/International and Corporate Tax Manager).

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

An introduction to University Finances and the Finance System. The course covers the following areas:

  • An overview of University Finances
  • The Finance System
  • The Account code structure
  • Support for financial activities
  • Accessing CUFS

This course should work fine in most modern Smartphones and on tablet devices too.

Once you've booked onto this course you will receive an email with the web link to access the materials.

AP: eInvoicing in Accounts Payable Self-taught Bookable

An Introduction to the University's eInvoicing system, how it works and what actions/processes are completed by the department.

This on-line course will enable end users to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AP Part 1. The delegates will learn how to match invoices to purchase orders, add in freight charges and process invoices from other departments. The course also covers international payments including accounting for VAT and foreign currencies. Delegates will also learn more about month end procedures and AP Reports.

This on-line course enables users to learn how to Secondary Approve invoices within the Accounts Payable module.

AP: Using Shared Services Self-taught Bookable

This on-line course has two purposes:

  • to enable end users to understand which AP processes are completed by the department and which by Shared Services,
  • to explain how to carry out the departmental processes.

An online course for new starters in departments whose Account Payable (AP) transactions are processed by the Clinical School Accounts Team. The course provides guidance on who does what and explains to users how to carry out their departmental processes. Completion of this 90 minute course is a mandatory requirement for the allocation of the responsibility UFS xx AP Shared Services.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) module of the University’s Finance System (CUFS) deals with managing customer information and managing income generated from sales and donations.

In this course we will be looking at some of the key aspects such as:

  • creating external invoices
  • creating internal invoices
  • receipting income relating to invoices
  • receipting other income

We will also provide you with some basic information relating to banking procedures and to the University’s Online Store (also known as eSales).

This course covers the essentials for keeping your AR accounts in order. In addition to showing you how to make corrections, receipt foreign currencies and the required month/year-end reports we will also show you how you can save time by setting up memo lines, sales persons and receivable activities for your department.

AR Part 3 - Customer Set-up in Accounts Receivable new Wed 21 Jun 2017   09:30 [Places]

With the introduction of e-Sales, and the centralising of setting up customers in Accounts Receivable, there is little need for departments to set up or amend customers in AR. This central service is designed to reduce the administrative burden on the departments, eliminate customer duplication, ensure consistent set up and identify situations where credit checks might be required or where eSales (WPM) would be a better alternative to conventional invoicing.

If a department wishes to maintain this set up within the department a new AR Manager responsibility will be required. To receive this responsibility you must attend this compulsory master class. The master class will provide you with the opportunity to practice setting up and amending customers within CUFS. Upon completion of the course you will receive your AR Manager responsibility.

Please Note: Departments are encouraged to either use e-Sales, or take advantage of this central service. There is no need to register; simply complete and email the form through as and when you have a new customer or amendment request (http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/staff-and-departmental-services/forms)

eSales Departments are encouraged to consider if using the CUFS module to set up and raise invoices to private individuals is the best option and whether it would be more appropriate to use the University’s online store. For more information please see the eSales website or watch the three short videos below which give an overview of what the eSales system looks like and what it can do.

Introduction to the Online Store

Events and Conferences in the Online Store

Product Catalogues in the Online Store

Bespoke iProc1 for DPE new Thu 26 Jan 2017   09:30 Finished

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Bribery Act Training Self-taught Booking not required

All staff have a responsibility to ensure that their conduct nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010. Staff must not use their authority or office for personal gain and must always seek to uphold the reputation and good standing of the University.

This short online course guides you through the scope of the Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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CIPS Level 3 Unscheduled Not bookable

Please register interest here - dates to be confirmed

We are pleased to announce that we are facilitating a day release CIPS Level 3 course from September. The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply is a professional institute and this course would be the first step towards a professional qualification in procurement.

Coaching Grants for MBU new Fri 24 Feb 2017   09:30 Finished

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Coaching Grants for MBU new Tue 7 Feb 2017   14:00 Finished

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Coaching Session - MBU new Fri 31 Mar 2017   15:00 Finished

Mainly Month-end and queries from other individuals.

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