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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   12:30 Not bookable

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
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2019-20 charged Mon 9 Sep 2019   13:30 Not bookable

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 Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Accountants' Annual Update Tue 17 Mar 2020   14:00 [Places]

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 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.

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Thu 2 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

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.

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Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

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.

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Tue 9 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

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.

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Thu 21 May 2020 13:00 [Places]
Tue 14 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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Cognos Introduction Tue 24 Mar 2020   14:00   [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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Wed 4 Mar 2020 14:00 Not bookable
Wed 22 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 12 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]
Cognos Refresher Training Tue 28 Apr 2020   14:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Mon 20 Jul 2020 14:30 [Places]

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

Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Sports Service new Fri 13 Mar 2020   13:00 [Places]

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.

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Tue 17 Mar 2020 09:15 [Full]
Tue 21 Apr 2020 09:15 [Full]
Tue 19 May 2020 09:15 POSTPONED

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

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Date Availability
Mon 16 Mar 2020 10:00 [Full]
Thu 16 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]

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.

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Thu 16 Apr 2020 09:00 [Full]

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.

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Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Date Availability
Mon 9 Mar 2020 14:00 CANCELLED
Mon 11 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 8 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 13 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]
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