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

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

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 new charged Tue 11 Sep 2018   09:30 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 https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2018-19 charged Thu 13 Sep 2018   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 https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/professional-qualifications/aat/university-programme Dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Accountants' Update CPD session Wed 27 Sep 2017   13:30 Finished

Back by popular demand

We have decided to add an extra CPD session this year. There have been a number of requests for an additional session with a University specific focus and so Spencer Moore (Acting Head of Tax/International and Corporate Tax Manager) will be covering some of the tax issues that we need to be aware of.

Qualified staff can use this towards their annual CPD.

An introduction to University Finances and the Finance System. The course covers the following areas:

  • An overview of University Finances
  • The Finance System
  • The Account code structure
  • Support for financial activities
  • Accessing CUFS

This course should work fine in 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.

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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Wed 23 Jan 2019 09:30 [Places]
Wed 20 Mar 2019 09:30 [Places]
Wed 26 Jun 2019 09:30 [Places]

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

AP: Using Shared Services Self-taught Bookable

This on-line course has two purposes:

  • to enable end users to understand which AP processes are completed by the department and which by Shared Services,
  • to explain how to carry out the departmental processes.

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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Thu 28 Mar 2019 09:30 [Places]
Tue 18 Jun 2019 09:30 [Places]
AR Part 3: Customer Set-up in Accounts Receivable Wed 30 Jan 2019   09:30 [Places]

With the introduction of e-Sales, and the centralising of setting up customers in Accounts Receivable, there is little need for departments to set up or amend customers in AR. This central service is designed to reduce the administrative burden on the departments, eliminate customer duplication, ensure consistent set up and identify situations where credit checks might be required or where eSales (WPM) would be a better alternative to conventional invoicing.

If a department wishes to maintain this set up within the department a new AR Manager responsibility will be required. To receive this responsibility you must attend this compulsory master class. The master class will provide you with the opportunity to practice setting up and amending customers within CUFS. Upon completion of the course you will receive your AR Manager responsibility.

Please Note: Departments are encouraged to either use e-Sales, or take advantage of this central service. There is no need to register; simply complete and email the form through as and when you have a new customer or amendment request (http://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/staff-and-departmental-services/forms)

eSales Departments are encouraged to consider if using the CUFS module to set up and raise invoices to private individuals is the best option and whether it would be more appropriate to use the University’s online store. For more information please see the eSales website or watch the three short videos below which give an overview of what the eSales system looks like and what it can do.

Introduction to the Online Store

Events and Conferences in the Online Store

Product Catalogues in the Online Store

Cash Handling Self-taught Bookable

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Coaching Session - Mixed new Tue 14 Aug 2018   09:30 Finished

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Cognos: Refresher Training new Mon 10 Dec 2018   14:00   [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 COGNOS Reporting
  • 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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Tue 23 Oct 2018 14:00 Not bookable
Tue 12 Feb 2019 14:00 [Places]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 14:00 [Places]
Thu 20 Jun 2019 14:00 [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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Thu 6 Dec 2018 09:00 [Places]
Fri 11 Jan 2019 15:00 [Places]
Thu 7 Feb 2019 14:00 [Places]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 15:00 [Places]
Thu 4 Apr 2019 09:00 [Places]
Thu 2 May 2019 15:00 [Places]
Thu 6 Jun 2019 09:00 [Places]
Fri 5 Jul 2019 15:00 [Places]
Finance Division Knowledge Bites - Project Pectus new Wed 17 Oct 2018   13:15 Finished

From the start of this financial year a change has been made to the way that the Chest Allocation is entered into the accounts, it is now shown as actual income. Among other benefits this change will make it possible to use the Plan field for full system budgeting with a consistent approach for Chest and Non-Chest income. Alongside this change are new flexible COGNOS reports which have been adapted to reflect the new processes.

This session will give an overview of the revised methodology and the new reports.

Apex is a type of software being utilised in different ways within the Finance Division to create new forms, workflow and integration with CUFS. This session will provide you with an overview of the new supplier database project, as well as a look at the new on-line expenses form, projected to be LIVE by mid-October

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 22 Jan 2019 09:15 [Places]
Mon 18 Feb 2019 09:15 [Places]
Tue 19 Mar 2019 09:15 [Places]
Tue 23 Apr 2019 09:15 [Places]
Tue 21 May 2019 09:15 [Places]
Tue 18 Jun 2019 09:15 [Places]

An opportunity to find out more about what our Assistant Director, Head of Financial Operations gets involved with.

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Mon 11 Mar 2019 11:30 [Places]
Fri 7 Jun 2019 11:30 [Places]

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 to reflect the different approaches and demands of different sectors within the University.

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