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Wed 11 Mar – Tue 31 Mar

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Wednesday 11 March

10:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Reporting CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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.

Friday 13 March

13:00
Finance Division Inductions - Welcome Lunch CANCELLED 13:00 - 14:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

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.

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Sports Service new Finished 13:00 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

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!

Monday 16 March

09:30
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (13 of 24) Finished 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
12:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Central & Research Accounting Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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

Tuesday 17 March

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Accounts Payable & Cashier POSTPONED 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.

09:30
Budgeting part 2: Creating and monitoring budgets in CUFS and Cognos 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 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.

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.

Finance Transformation Programme - Discovery Phase feedback sessions new Finished 09:30 - 10:45 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

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.

14:00
Accountants' Annual Update POSTPONED 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4

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.

Wednesday 18 March

09:15
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Helpdesk & Cash Management POSTPONED 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
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Property Accounting Services (PAS) POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

10:00
VAT & the University CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

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

Thursday 19 March

09:30
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger CANCELLED 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.

Friday 20 March

09:30
Tableau for Explorers - Research POSTPONED 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.

Monday 23 March

13:00
Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Expenses Management System new POSTPONED 13:00 - 13:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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

Tuesday 24 March

11:00
Finance Division Inductions - Benefits, Training & Development CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 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.

14:00
Cognos Introduction CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 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 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.

Wednesday 25 March

09:30
How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance Staff) CANCELLED 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.

13:30
Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:30 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.

Thursday 26 March

09:00
Finance Division Taster Sessions - Treasury & Investments (Investments) POSTPONED 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.

Monday 30 March

09:30
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged (13 of 17) Finished 09:30 - 16:30 First Intuition

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

Tuesday 31 March

10:00
Grants and Indirect Costs Seminar CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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14:00
iProcurement Part 2: Month End processes in the Buyers Work Centre (1 of 2) CANCELLED 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) CANCELLED 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.