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June 2021

Tue 15
Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 16
Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos (2 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 17

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

Mon 21
Year-end webinar 2021: School of Biological Sciences new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

The year end seminars this year will be run on a school basis. There will be a short presentation from the Finance Division team and then a session for school specific questions relating to the year end process. Questions and topics for discussion can be submitted in advance via your School Finance manager

Tue 22
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

Year-end webinar 2021: School of Technology and Physical Sciences new Finished 10:30 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

The year end seminars this year will be run on a school basis. There will be a short presentation from the Finance Division team and then a session for school specific questions relating to the year end process. Questions and topics for discussion can be submitted in advance via your School Finance manager

The session will be followed by the accounts forum

Wed 23
Year-end webinar 2021: School of Arts and Humanities new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

The year end seminars this year will be run on a school basis. There will be a short presentation from the Finance Division team and then a session for school specific questions relating to the year end process. Questions and topics for discussion can be submitted in advance via your School Finance manager

The session will be followed by the accounts forum

Thu 24
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) POSTPONED 09:30 - 10:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

Year-end webinar 2021: Non Schools/UAS/General new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This event is for accounts staff from the UAS and non-schools institutions.

There will be a short presentation from the Finance Division team and then a session for institution specific questions relating to the year end process. Questions and topics for discussion can be submitted in advance via your School Finance manager

Fri 25
Year-end webinar 2021: School of Humanities and Social Sciences new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

The year end seminars this year will be run on a school basis. There will be a short presentation from the Finance Division team and then a session for school specific questions relating to the year end process. Questions and topics for discussion can be submitted in advance via your School Finance manager.

July 2021

Wed 7
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 14
Virtual - Year-end for New Users Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This virtual new users Q&A session gives you an opportunity to ask specific questions related to the modules covered. All presenters will be present.

It is designed as a follow on from the explanatory videos which cover the year end processes in more detail than the general year-end presentation, and include specific procedures and tasks for each module.

To view the presentations, go to Finance Policy and Procedures > Financial Procedures > Chapter 11: Year-end instructions > Year end presentations and Q&A sessions: https://www.finance.admin.cam.ac.uk/Year-end-2021_presentations_and_QA_sessions

Modules covered include:

  • iProcurement
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • The AP Dashboard
  • Fixed Assets
  • General Ledger
  • Grants
  • Cognos Reports
Tue 27
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 28
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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.

August 2021

Wed 11
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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.

September 2021

Tue 7
Coaching Session - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 22
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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/course/view.php?id=202072

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

Thu 23
Virtual - GL 1: Getting Started in the General Ledger module (2 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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/course/view.php?id=202072

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

Virtual - Cognos Introduction (1 of 2) Not bookable 11:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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.

Fri 24
Virtual - Cognos Introduction (2 of 2) Not bookable 10:30 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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 29
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

Thu 30
Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 10:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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

October 2021

Wed 6
Virtual - Grants Part 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

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