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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).

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 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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (via Teams) Tue 14 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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Virtual - Cognos Introduction Mon 20 Jul 2020   09:30   [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 24 Aug 2020 10:00 [Places]

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 Not bookable

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.

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Tue 14 Jul 2020 09:30 Not bookable
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