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Finance Training 2019-20

Programme of events provided by Finance Training
(Fri 9 Aug 2019 - Tue 21 Jul 2020)

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October 2019

Thu 10
How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (1 of 2) Finished 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.

Fri 11
Tableau for Explorers - Departmental Profiles CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations

Tableau Explorer is intermediate level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view, interact and edit Tableau content.

Tue 15
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) Finished 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.

iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (2 of 2) Finished 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.

Wed 16
Tableau for Viewers - Research Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations.

Tableau Viewer is entry level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view Tableau content created by others.

Cognos: Refresher Training CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:30 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.

Thu 17
How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (2 of 2) Finished 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.

Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS Finished 13:00 - 16:30 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.

Fri 18
Off Payroll Worker Briefing Sessions Finished 10:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

From 6 April 2017 new rules will apply to payments made to limited companies largely controlled by a single individual where they provide services to the University, or agencies providing such resource to the University. The Finance Division is holding a number of seminars to explain procedures and guidelines that they are implementing to help departments manage this risk.

Tue 29
Grants Part 4: Administration of Grants in CUFS Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course covers the day to day and month end transactions that need to be completed using a variety of tools in CUFS.

November 2019

Fri 8
Tableau for Explorers - Departmental Profiles CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations

Tableau Explorer is intermediate level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view, interact and edit Tableau content.

Mon 11
Tableau for Viewers - Research Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations.

Tableau Viewer is entry level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view Tableau content created by others.

Tue 12
iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (1 of 2) Finished 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.

iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement - For Requistioners Finished 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.

iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement (2 of 2) Finished 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.

Wed 13
Welcome to Key Travel Finished 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.

Thu 14
GL Part 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

This course enables users to learn the basics of how the General Ledger module works, how to run online account enquiries and how to process journals.

Fri 15
VAT & Research POSTPONED 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

This session provides you with a simple overview of the basics and how VAT applies to Research Grants including;

  • How to establish the correct VAT rate to attribute to an award when it is set up in CUFS
  • Why it is so important
  • How the VAT rate attributed affects expenditure subsequently coded to the grant
Mon 18
Tableau for Explorers - Research Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

Tableau Server is an online application available to all members of the university to access Tableau dashboards and visualisations

Tableau Explorer is intermediate level access to Tableau Server and allows you to view, interact and edit Tableau content.

Tue 19
How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Finance Division, Greenwich House, Ferrara Room (IT Training Room)

The session will look at more advanced formulas and macros using the recorder and VBA tools.

The formulas covered in this course include SUMIF, COUNTIF and INDEX MATCH which will enable the user to quickly summarise data.

Macros will enable the user to automate tasks within excel. During this session, we will use the example of needing to analyse, sort, split and send data to specific email contacts. Users will be introduced to a series of macros to reduce this process to a few simple steps.

Wed 20
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Finished 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.

Thu 21
Tax Exemptions - Medically Exempt new Finished 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.

Tue 26
Budgeting part 2: Creating and monitoring budgets in CUFS and Cognos (Formerly Managing the Budget - Part 2) CANCELLED 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.

Getting Started in Cognos CANCELLED 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.

Thu 28
Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Finished 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.