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This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to how finances are managed at the University and is the ideal first course for anyone who will be working in an accounts area.

Not only does it provide an overview of how the University's Finance System (UFS) is structured but also which activities are performed centrally and which are done in departments. It introduces the concepts of the Financial Regulations and Finance Procedures as well as signposting where you can find more support, how to access UFS and what training may be appropriate for your role.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Training Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

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

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 on-line course will enable Shared Services staff members to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

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

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).

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will explain VAT reliefs commonly available to universities and how they are claimed.

BUFDG: Introducing VAT in HE new Self-taught Bookable

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies to income specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

BUFDG: VAT on Purchasing in HE new Self-taught Bookable

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

It will provide you with an overview of how VAT applies to purchasing specifically in the higher education sector but is not intended to be a fully comprehensive guide.

The British Universities Finance Directors Group have released a series of online courses covering a range of topics relevant to finance in the higher education sector.

This course will explain the reliefs commonly available to universities and how they are claimed.

Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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Concur – Acting as a Delegate new Wed 10 Apr 2024   12:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A short briefing on how to act as a delegate using the desktop SAP Concur client. This will cover:

  • Who may act as a delegate for others
  • The type of claims you may prepare for others
  • How to switch roles and enter information
  • The submission process

2 other events...

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Wed 22 May 2024 12:00 [Places]
Tue 9 Jul 2024 12:00 [Places]
Concur – Acting as a First Approver new Wed 6 Mar 2024   12:00   [More dates...] [Places]

An overview of how to act as an approver in the expenses claim process using SAP Concur software. This includes:

  • How a first approver is nominated
  • Responsibilities as first approver
  • Confirming an approval
  • Reasons for rejection

3 other events...

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Wed 24 Apr 2024 12:00 [Places]
Wed 12 Jun 2024 12:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Jul 2024 12:00 [Places]
Concur – Mobile App new Tue 19 Mar 2024   12:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A short briefing on how to use all of the features of the Concur mobile app to submit expenses claims. This includes:

  • Adding receipts
  • ExpenseIt automated input
  • Mileage calculator
  • Submitting claims

3 other events...

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Wed 1 May 2024 12:00 [Places]
Fri 28 Jun 2024 12:00 [Places]
Wed 24 Jul 2024 12:00 [Places]
Contract law – the basics new Self-taught Bookable

Short e-learning course covering the basics of contract law and the procurement legal suite of documents.

There are many benefits to working at Cambridge. In this session we will explore how to make the most of the discounts and resources you are entitled to and highlight the activities available to help you make the most of working here.

4 other events...

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Thu 18 Apr 2024 11:00 [Places]
Wed 15 May 2024 14:30 [Places]
Thu 20 Jun 2024 11:30 [Places]
Wed 17 Jul 2024 15:00 [Places]

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.

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Wed 26 Jun 2024 11:00 [Places]

As a recent new starter to the Finance Division, we would like to invite you to attend a welcome session in Greenwich House with David Hughes. These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with other members of staff who have recently joined Finance, as well as hearing from David and senior members of the team.

Please book onto a session below that suits your office working pattern best. We encourage you to attend in your first three months in the Finance Division but if you are unable to attend either of these dates, more dates will follow later in the year.

3 other events...

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Thu 11 Apr 2024 11:45 [Places]
Tue 16 Jul 2024 12:45 [Places]
Thu 18 Jul 2024 11:45 [Places]

This online course provides an overview of the use of Microsoft SharePoint to store documents and also provides access to further resources.

Fixed Assets web based Self-taught Bookable

A course for departmental staff who deal with purchasing, monitoring and disposal of fixed assets.

Getting started as a Key Contact Self-taught Bookable

Each department has one or more nominated Finance Key Contacts.

They take responsibility for many day-to-day interactions between the department and the Finance Division, such as:

  • Requesting and amending user access to UFS
  • Receiving communications and reports
  • Requesting new suppliers

This course tells you all about the role of a Key Contact and what it entails.

The course should work fine on 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.

General Ledger Transfer codes are a particular useful tool to help you to manage your departmental accounts as they allow you to use surpluses generated in one account to fund activities elsewhere.

A short online course that provides a basic introduction to the key features of Research Grants and how they are managed in the University.

Please note it does not include detailed guidance of how to apply for grants (e.g. using pFACT/X5) – please contact the Research Operations Office for advice.

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