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December 2022

Tue 6
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) [Full] 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Wed 7
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) [Full] 10:00 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Thu 8
Virtual - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting [Full] 09:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This session introduces the theory and practice of budgeting, looking at why and how budgets can be set. Group exercises are used to prompt discussion around the types of costs that should be included in a budget and decision making when setting budgets.

The session will give an overview of the budgeting process in the university and then focus in more detail on practical tools for day-to-day budgeting.

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

Wed 14
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (1 of 2) [Full] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

If none of the dates are suitable then there are two on-demand packages which can be completed instead.

Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=18767511

Journals https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131

Thu 15
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (2 of 2) [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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

If none of the dates are suitable then there are two on-demand packages which can be completed instead.

Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=18767511

Journals https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131

Fri 16

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.

January 2023

Wed 11
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Thu 12
Virtual - How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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.

Virtual - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Tue 17
Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

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

Wed 18
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

If none of the dates are suitable then there are two on-demand packages which can be completed instead.

Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=18767511

Journals https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131

Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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

Thu 19
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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

If none of the dates are suitable then there are two on-demand packages which can be completed instead.

Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=18767511

Journals https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131

Virtual - How to Excel - Part 1 & 2 (For Finance Staff) (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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.

Tue 24
Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

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

Wed 25
Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

Thu 26
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

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.

Fri 27
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

February 2023

Wed 1
Virtual - How to Excel - Part 3 (For Finance staff) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Via MS Teams

The session will look at more advanced formulas and macros using the recorder and VBA tools.

The formulas covered in this course include SUMIF and COUNTIF which will allow 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.

The session will run on Teams and delegates must be able to access Excel during the session

Wed 15
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Thu 16
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Via MS Teams

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.

Cannot make any dates? See the on-demand online version of the course. Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material.

Wed 22
Virtual - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams

This session introduces the theory and practice of budgeting, looking at why and how budgets can be set. Group exercises are used to prompt discussion around the types of costs that should be included in a budget and decision making when setting budgets.

The session will give an overview of the budgeting process in the university and then focus in more detail on practical tools for day-to-day budgeting.

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

Tue 28

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.

March 2023

Wed 8
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams

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

If none of the dates are suitable then there are two on-demand packages which can be completed instead.

Chart of Accounts and Account Enquiry https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/mod/scorm/view.php?id=18767511

Journals https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=202131