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AAT Alumni new Mon 5 Feb 2018   13:30 Finished

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

Cyber security

Protecting the University’s assets, intellectual property and information against cyber security threats is a complex, evolving task. Cyber attacks can result in data loss, reputational damage, fines and other types of financial loss. To help protect the University against these risks, University Information Services (UIS) is overseeing a major programme to improve cyber security levels across the University

Kieren Lovell from UIS will be coming to speak about how we manage our security in the University and what steps we can take to protect ourselves.

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 made available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 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, 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

The course details are being finalised, for now please book a provisional place here and we will let you know when the details and application packs are available

AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

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

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Accountants' Annual Update Tue 17 Mar 2020   14:00 POSTPONED

In light of the current situation we have made the decision to postpone the Accountants Update which was due to take place tomorrow. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but we appreciate that people might be uncomfortable with gathering in a large group and will also have increased pressures on their time due to the contingency planning that is currently taking place. We will arrange a new event at a later date

Our external auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers will be coming in to give an update on accounting issues and developments that are relevant to the University Group.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Budgeting 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.

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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Cognos Introduction Wed 1 Jul 2020   14:00 CANCELLED

This course is currently being offered virtually, see https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/fin/course/CogIntro for details

Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This introductory course is designed for new reporters - covering everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: This course is mandatory in order to attend either of the following two courses below.

What this introductory course does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Report outputs are explained in further detail in the courses above.

Cognos Refresher Training Mon 20 Jul 2020   14:30 CANCELLED

We are not currently able to offer this as a classroom course but are offering a virtual alternative https://training.cam.ac.uk/course/CogIntro, you would be very welcome to book onto the Q&A webinar (session 2) if you would like to brush up on your skills.

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.

Finance Division Inductions - Greenwich House Mon 6 Jul 2020   10:00 Finished

This welcome session is for staff based in Greenwich House, will introduce you to the practicalities working in the building and the resources available to you.

Finance Division Inductions - Welcome Lunch Fri 13 Mar 2020   13:00 CANCELLED

An informal welcome lunch for new Finance Division employees. Hosted by David Hughes (Director of Finance) and other senior managers this provides an opportunity to mingle and get to know other new starters and meet key people within the Division.

A buffet lunch will be provided, please could you let us know in advance any dietary restrictions.

David Hughes will be delivering a review of the 2019 Financial Statements for anyone interested. It will be an opportunity to get an overview of the results for the year following the year end audit.

This session is open to all finance staff in the University

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Annual leave system Thu 12 Sep 2019   13:15 Finished

An overview of the new CHRIS bases annual leave system that will go live prior to the start of the new leave year.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Brexit Tue 29 Oct 2019   13:15 CANCELLED

The impact to departments from a finance perspective.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - CUFS R12.2 Upgrade Mon 14 Oct 2019   13:15 POSTPONED

The CUFS R12.2 Upgrade Project Initiation Document (PID) has been approved and in this Knowledge Bites talk Jo Hall will share a summary of the plans for the project with us.

An update on the Expenses Management System project - to take a look a the proposed system and ask questions.

An update on progress of the Finance Business Transformation Programme (FBTP), a large scale initiative which aims to shape and enhance Finance’s processes and tools of the future. Those working in Finance roles and all users of Finance services will be crucial to making the programme a success and, as well as giving you the chance to learn about the FBTP progress during this session, we would also welcome your views and thoughts.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - LEAN Training Thu 26 Sep 2019   13:00 Finished

Linda will give us a taster of the popular training course she runs on LEAN – a way of thinking that can help you improve processes by breaking down problems and tackling them in a confident and logical way. We will also learn how this is being applied both within Finance and across the wider University. Whatever your role you will benefit from the insightful advice and activities in this session.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Pensions new Tue 18 Feb 2020   13:00 Finished

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the pensions section, gain an understanding of pension basics and discover how valuable your University pension is to you.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Remote Access new Thu 13 Feb 2020   13:15 Finished

If you wish or need to work from home or away from the University's network for any reason, you may need to connect to the University's VPN or Remote Access systems. This talk will help you understand how this works and what you can do with it.

TALK
13:15 - 14:00
A demonstration of the different ways in which you can access emails, shared drives, and software on your PC while away from the office.

OPTIONAL - SUPPORT
14:00-14:30
After the talk there will be a short window of opportunity to ask for assistance with setting up your own remote access if you bring your device along.
Please select to attend the optional session when you book if you think you will require this support.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Sports Service new Fri 13 Mar 2020   13:00 Finished

Don’t miss an opportunity to find out the truth behind your piña colada! The University Sports service is on hand to deliver a fun and interactive quiz about the calories behind the food we eat. We will also have all the information about the facilities available for staff to use and a few freebies!

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.

An opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Business Information Team in Academic and Financial Planning and Analysis (AFPA).

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
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Credit Control Thu 9 Jul 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend a day in the Credit Control Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Pensions new Fri 24 Apr 2020   14:00 CANCELLED

An opportunity to meet the staff of the pensions office and gain an insight into their day-to-day work.

To provide an introduction to the Property Accounting Services team and the activities undertaken in the Section

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Reporting Thu 18 Jun 2020   10:00 CANCELLED

To provide an opportunity for someone from elsewhere in Finance Division to spend half a day in the Financial Reporting Team to get an overview and appreciation of what they do.

Finance Division Taster Sessions - Shared Services Tue 19 May 2020   09:30 POSTPONED

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.

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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW A WEBINAR AND WILL BE LIVESTREAMED FROM 9.30AM AT http://cam.adobeconnect.com/ftp/

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN ADOBE CONNECT WEBINARS CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/participants_guide_to_webinars.pdf

The Finance Transformation Programme’s Discovery Phase ended in December and we are now in a position to share the findings with you.

The Discovery Phase was designed to help us understand how Finance operates and to guide on how we can transform processes and systems to better support the University.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated and are delighted to now share the findings during these meetings, where we will also outline next steps. This will include establishing a number of work streams during the next few months to evaluate best practice and take this work forward.

We are also keen to answer your questions, therefore please submit any you might have via the FTP email address in advance: ftprogramme@admin.cam.ac.uk or there will be an opportunity for Q&A during the session.

First Steps in Procurement 2017 new charged Thu 14 Dec 2017   09:30 Finished

This course has been specifically designed by the Training team for the University. It is aligned with the old level 2 course that was offered by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and is structured to cover the same introductory concepts and techniques.

All participants will be required to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualification/cips/first-steps-procurement

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.

NOTE This classroom-based course may not go ahead depending on the circumstances at the time. You can join our VIRTUAL course, delivered via Microsoft Teams, at https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/course/GL+Part+1

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.

GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Thu 16 Jul 2020   09:30 CANCELLED
  • 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.

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.

Grants and Indirect Costs Seminar Wed 1 Jul 2020   10:00 CANCELLED

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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.

Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Tue 30 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS Tue 16 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

Grants Part 4: Administration of Grants in CUFS Thu 25 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

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

How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) Thu 18 Jun 2020   13:00 CANCELLED

NOTE This classroom-based course may not go ahead depending on the circumstances at the time. You can join our VIRTUAL course, delivered via Microsoft Teams, at https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/fin/course/HTE+1+and+2

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.

How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) Wed 3 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

HSPS Budgeting and Cognos Thu 27 Feb 2020   09:30 Finished

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Introduction to Tableau Server (Examination results) new Fri 9 Aug 2019   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

iProcurement Part 1: Getting Started in iProcurement Wed 8 Jul 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

We are not currently able to offer classroom courses however our suite of online courses remain available

This course teaches users how to request goods/services required for their role using the UFS iProcurement module.

Booking onto this course can only be done through your department Key contact

Speak to your key contact if you need access to iProcurement in UFS

  • They will discuss whether online or classroom course is most appropriate for you
  • They will confirm the level of access which you will require
  • The course booking request will be made by them via the UFS responsibility access form

Once this request has been submitted by your Key Contact, you should receive an email within 1-2 working days with either:

  • your allocated training username and passphrase (for online courses) or
  • your joining instructions (classroom courses).

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.

NOTE This classroom-based course will not be going ahead. You can book for our VIRTUAL course, which will be delivered online. More details can be found at https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/fin/course/iproc2

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

iProcurement web based: Approvers Self-taught Bookable

This short on-line course is designed for those who need only to learn how to approve requisitions for other staff within their department to learn the steps inolved. There is no training on raising requisitions/buying goods and services in this course and completing this training will not give you access to the Marketplace for buying goods.

If you will need to purchase goods and services as well as approve then please take our iProcurement Buyers course instead (The Buyer course includes the option to learn basic approval technique but is not as detailed as the full Approvers course). iProcurement Buyer course.

  • If you want to proceed onto this course make a booking by using the Book a Place > button . You will receive an email to acknowledge your booking containing a link to the online course.
iProcurement web based: Buyers Self-taught Not bookable

This course teaches users how to request goods/services required for their role using the UFS iProcurement module.

Booking onto this course can only be done through your department Key Contact

Speak to your Key Contact if you need access to iProcurement in UFS

  • They will discuss whether online or classroom course is most appropriate for you
  • They will confirm the level of access which you will require
  • The course booking request will be made by them via the UFS responsibility access form

Once this request has been submitted by your Key Contact, you should receive an email within 1-2 working days with either:

  • your allocated training username and passphrase (for online courses) or
  • your joining instructions (classroom courses).
iProcurement web based: Requisitioners Self-taught Not bookable

This course teaches users how to request goods/services required for their role using the UFS iProcurement module.

Booking onto this course can only be done through your department Key Contact

Speak to your Key Contact if you need access to iProcurement in UFS

  • They will discuss whether online or classroom course is most appropriate for you
  • They will confirm the level of access which you will require
  • The course booking request will be made by them via the UFS responsibility access form

Once this request has been submitted by your Key Contact, you should receive an email within 1-2 working days with either:

  • your allocated training username and passphrase (for online courses) or
  • your joining instructions (classroom courses).
Modern Slavery Act new Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that their dealings, and the supply chains of those who we trade with, are free from any sort of modern slavery.

This online course guides you through some facts and figures relating to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and highlights warning signs you need to be aware of.

Off Payroll Worker Briefing Sessions Mon 17 Feb 2020   09:30 POSTPONED

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.

PCI DSS Compliance Training Self-taught Bookable

In order for the University to carry out financial transactions involving the acceptance of payment cards from customers we have to comply with standards as laid down by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council.

This short, online course will provide users with the information they need to process card receipts securely and in accordance with the PCI Security Standards.

Petty Cash Self-taught Bookable

This short online course will provide you with an overview of the way petty cash operates. This includes:

  • An overview of petty cash
  • Getting started with petty cash
  • Day-to-day use and accounting for petty cash
  • How to deal with any problems
Tableau Drop In Sessions Tue 26 May 2020   15:30 CANCELLED

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information Team who can help you solve challenges.

Tableau Drop In Sessions (via Teams) Tue 21 Jul 2020   14:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This is an opportunity for the members of the University to go one-on-one with Tableau experts across the Business Information Team who can help you solve challenges.

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Tue 28 Jul 2020 14:30 [Places]
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Tableau for Explorers - Departmental Profiles Fri 8 Nov 2019   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

Tableau for Explorers - Exam Results new Mon 16 Sep 2019   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

Tableau for Explorers - Research Fri 20 Mar 2020   09:30 POSTPONED

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.

Tableau for Viewers - Exam Results Wed 25 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

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.

Tableau for Viewers - Research Mon 9 Mar 2020   09:30 Finished

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.

Tax Exemptions - Medically Exempt new Thu 5 Dec 2019   14:15 Finished

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.

VAT & Research Fri 12 Jun 2020   10:30 CANCELLED

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
VAT & the University Thu 4 Jun 2020   10:30 CANCELLED

This session provides you with a simple overview of the basics and how VAT applies to the University.

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.

Virtual - Cognos Introduction Mon 24 Aug 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This introductory course is designed for new reporters - covering everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: This course is mandatory in order to attend either of the following two courses below.

What this introductory course does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Report outputs are explained in further detail in the courses above.

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Mon 20 Jul 2020 09:30 Not bookable

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.

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.

It is run as two webinars with some pre-course reading

Webinar 1: For everyone

Webinar 2: Optional, if you are not going to be using journals it is not compulsory but may be of interest

Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger Wed 22 Jul 2020   09:30 [Places]

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

Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Tue 14 Jul 2020   10:00 Finished

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.

The course material will be split across 2 webinars on consecutive days

Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS Tue 21 Jul 2020   10:00 [Places]

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.

The course material will be split over 2 webinars on consecutive days

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.

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

Virtual - Year-end for New Users Thu 9 Jul 2020   10:30 Finished

This virtual new users course will consist of a number of explanatory videos for each module which will be available before this Q&A webinar session.

This session will cover year end processes in more detail than the road shows and will include:

  • Outline of the year end timetable to be followed
  • Specific procedures and tasks for each module
  • Guidance on journals especially accruals, prepayments and transfer codes
  • Making better use of the Cognos reporting tool
  • Exploring areas that often cause problems
  • Practical advice on how to prioritise during key periods
Welcome to Key Travel Wed 8 Jul 2020   10:00 CANCELLED

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.

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