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Wednesday 20 November

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (8 of 24) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition


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 which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

You are invited to bring with you any reference documents that you may have detailing your own departmental codes.

10:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

An overview of the role of Central and Research Accounting and a taster of the range of the activities that they are involved with.

This session is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the detailed walk-through sessions for any of the following topics:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Lynxvale Limited Property Accounting
  • Fee collection
  • Trust Funds
  • Research Accounting

Thursday 21 November

09:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Treasury & Investments (Investments) [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Fin Division to spend half a day in the Treasury & Investments Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do. The Treasury & Investments team are offering two sessions, one on Treasury and one on Investments. Ideally the Treasury session should be attended before this one (Investments) however this is not a pre-requisite.

14:00
Tax Exemptions - Medically Exempt new [Places] 14:00 - 14:45 Department of Biochemistry, Hopkins Seminar Room One

A briefing session to remind iProc buyers/requisitioners of when departments are eligible to apply/claim medical exemption relief from VAT. This area of VAT is being highlighted at the moment as it is a current focus of HMRC. Additionally, some suppliers are reviewing their controls over the application of Medical Exemption, and are therefore checking our use of ME0% on recent orders.

Monday 25 November

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Accounts Payable & Cashier [Full] 09:15 - 12:15 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

Tuesday 26 November

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Helpdesk & Cash Management [Places] 09:15 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with the Accounting Services Team to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

09:30
Managing the Budget - Part 2 [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This session covers how to make a financial plan, prepare it for upload to the finance system and monitor progress against the plan. It is a practical course which will look at the techniques and systems within the University that can be used for budgeting.

It is an ideal follow on from Managing the Budget Part 1 and for those who have a good working knowledge of budgeting principles and want to develop skills in using the University budgeting tools.

14:00
Getting Started in Cognos [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This master class is designed to get existing CUFS users going with the reporting tool. It covers everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

Wednesday 27 November

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (9 of 24) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition


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 which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

Thursday 28 November

09:30
Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Shared Services POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Shared Services Finance team and to understand and have an appreciation of the interrelationships with other areas and the demands and challenges faced.

Tuesday 3 December

09:30
AP Part 2: Matching, Amending and Foreign Invoices in Accounts Payable [Places] 09:30 - 16:15 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

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.

Wednesday 4 December

14:30
Cognos: Refresher Training [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Have you previously attended Cognos training but not used the reporting tool since and would like to start using the tool again? If so then this course will enable you to get re-acquainted with Cognos..

Note: What it does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Less experienced users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS are recommended to attend instead one of the following courses:

  • Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos
  • General Ledger Reporting

These two courses not only cover the mechanics of running the reports but also more advice on how to interpret and use the information as well as discussion about when to use which report.

Thursday 5 December

09:30
Managing the Budget - Part 1 [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

14:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Finance Managers Group [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

This session led by Finance Managers and Advisers will provide attendees with an insight into their roles and how different Schools operate.

The session will be equally split between two different School teams:

  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences

to reflect the different approaches and demands of different sectors within the University.

Monday 9 December

14:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Greenwich House Operational Support Team (GHOST) [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

An opportunity for others within the Finance Division to spend some time with GHOST to gain an overview of their roles and a greater appreciation of what they do.

Tuesday 10 December

09:30
iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course is aimed at new iProcurement users and provides an introduction to using iProcurement for creating requisitions and purchase orders.

iProcurement is also available as an online course for you to learn in your own time. Choose from our available online options if you are unable to make the classroom dates or prefer to study in this way.

13:45
iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (2 of 2) [Places] 13:45 - 15:45 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course is aimed at new iProcurement users and provides an introduction to using iProcurement for creating requisitions and purchase orders.

iProcurement is also available as an online course for you to learn in your own time. Choose from our available online options if you are unable to make the classroom dates or prefer to study in this way.

Wednesday 11 December

09:30
How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course will enable the participants to practice existing spreadsheet skills and develop more advanced skills within the context of UFS data. There will be the opportunity to extract data from the system and learn to manipulate, analyse and use it for reporting purposes. The course runs over two sessions and participants will need to attend both of these sessions.

10:00
Welcome to Key Travel [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Key Travel is the University’s preferred supplier for travel services and has recently linked up with Booking.com. This webinar is a great opportunity to find out more about how Key Travel can support you with your travel booking needs, how you can get the best out of their Online Booking Tool and the savings you could achieve.

Thursday 12 December

09:00

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend half a day in the Treasury & Investments Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do. The Treasury & Investments team are ofering two sessions, one on Treasury and one on Investments. Ideally participants should attend this one (Treasury) before attending the Investments session however this is not a pre-requisite.

Friday 13 December

14:00
Finance Division Inductions - Training & Development [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

The Finance Division values the professionalism and commitment of its members and therefore encourages all staff to develop their skills and knowledge. This short session will outline for you the Division’s policy on training and development, as well as highlighting resources from across the University that you can utilise.

Monday 16 December

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (10 of 24) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition


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 which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

Tuesday 17 December

09:30
Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course provides an overview of the Grants module in CUFS. The course will cover how you can view your projects and awards, check budgets, perform on-line queries and run some CUFS reports.

14:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Financial Systems Group (FSG) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Room F40

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Financial Systems Group, the day to day work and the major projects managed within this team as well as the relationships with UIS.

iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.

16:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) [Places] 16:00 - 16:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the various month-end processes that need to be completed within the iProcurement module.